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Hepatitis C on the agenda – Thousands of patients are neglected

The Danish Liver Association have been working extensively for the past few months to increase the political awareness on hepatitis C treatment in Denmark.

We think the current effort is far from good enough and for many it’s non-existent. Especially for those who are diagnosed with hepatitis C virus but who aren’t offered treatment despite it being there. And then there are those who are sick but who don’t know it and who haven’t been screened/tested and diagnosed yet.

The total amount of infected isn’t known but the Danish Health Authority estimates the number to be 15-20.000 people in Denmark.


Some facts about the disease:

  • Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver which is caused by an infection with hepatitis C virus.
  • 75-80% of those infected have no symptoms.
  • Hepatitis C is a major cause of chronic liver disease which happens in a number of infected

Read more about the disease


Read a more thorough explanation of the issue in our press statement:

Denmark has no treatment plan for fighting hepatitis C


Læs her et udpluk af, hvad pressen har skrevet om hepatitis c:

Article from News 23.11.2017    

Article in Health Policy Journal 20.11.2017  

Article from the Jutland post 19.11.2017

Article from the Jutland post 19.11.2017

Feature on Radio 24syv 19.11.2017   


Letter to the minister of health about hepatitis c:

Read the letter for the minister of health, Ellen Trane Nørby. Sent August 2017