The most common BBVs in the UK are hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Almost 90%
of hepatitis C cases in the UK involve people who inject drugs or have injected them in the past.
All Change Grow Live drug and alcohol services provide free BBV testing to anyone at risk. We use the Dry Blood Spot Test method, which is quick and simple. If you’ve ever injected drugs, get tested for BBVs.
You can be vaccinated against hepatitis B
. If you find out that you have hepatitis B early, you can usually have treatment to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the infection. If you have had hepatitis B for longer than 6 months, treatment can control the virus and reduce the risk of liver damage.
Using the current medicines, more than 90%
of people with hepatitis C
can be cured and there are little to no side effects. Watch the video below to find out more.
If you test positive for HIV
, we will refer you to a GUM or HIV clinic for specialist treatment.