Supporting people to get treated and be free of Hep C, a potentially life-threatening disease

About Be Free Of Hep C

In line with the NHS England target to eliminate hep C by 2025, the Be Free Of Hep C campaign supports Drug Treatment Service (DTS) providers, Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) and other services providing hep C healthcare to raise awareness of the disease, and encourage anyone who is at risk of and/or thinks they may have contracted hepatitis C to get tested.

There is no effective vaccine against hep C. For those with active hep C infection, completing a course of treatment offers a >95% chance of cure. Prevention of hep C depends on reducing the risk of exposure to the virus in healthcare settings and in higher risk populations.1

Be Free Of Hep C also aims to engage members of the public directly – you can access our public website here for more information.

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Hep C, Ki?

In 2019, we launched a targeted campaign focusing specifically on supporting South Asian communities living in England to understand risk factors, symptoms and testing for hepatitis C. With the objective of increasing testing amongst those at risk or encouraging members of these communities to seek advice from their GP or health care provider.

As part of this campaign, we have developed a range of informative materials that have been shared across South Asian communities through our partnership with community leaders, influencers and Operational Delivery Networks across England.

You can access these materials below, or visit our dedicated Hep C, Ki? website for more information.

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Elimination Matters

Gilead are committed to the Eliminate Matters Initiative, and the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. The initiative is a partnership between NHS England, The Hepatitis C Trust and the pharmaceutical industry. This initiative actively supports the efforts of governments, patient organisations, payers and healthcare providers to increase awareness, drive screening and facilitate linkage to care.

You can now explore this initiative and the on-demand content available to view by going to