Together with patients, individuals in the risk group, hepatitis C nurses, doctors in infectious diseases and Medical Officers, we co-created the service “Ingen ska ha hepatit C” (No one should have hepatitis C) to help lower the thresholds and reach and link more people in the risk group to healthcare for sampling and treatment.
Hepatitis C is a serious infectious diseases that mainly affects the liver. If left untreated it can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. There are about 35 000 individuals in Sweden living with undiagnosed hepatitis. The WHO has adopted a strategy to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030. Since a few years there are effective treatments to achieve that. New drugs on the market are easy to take, has almost no side-effects and cures more than 95% of the treated patients.