Hepatitis C in London: 2019 report

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17 Feb 2020 by Public Health England
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This report from Public Health England provides an update on the recent epidemiology of hepatitis C in London. Among the report's statistics are an estimate that 63% of people who inject drugs (PWID) in London had ever been infected with hepatitis C in 2018, with 41% of those ever infected having a current hepatitis C infection. It is estimated that 18% of PWID were unaware of their infection (lower than the 35% unaware in England as a whole). In 2017/18, 87% of eligible clients of drug treatment services received a hepatitis C test, a small increase from 86% in 2016/2017.