HIV groups have much to teach hepatitis doctors about better diagnosis and treatmentBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1266 (Published 20 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1266
- Jane Parry
- 1Hong Kong
Hepatitis specialists have identified advocacy and surveillance as the most urgent priorities to tackle the global burden of viral hepatitis. Patients, doctors, and advocates should take a leaf out of the HIV community’s book in generating a political response to the disease, says Charles Gore, president of the World Hepatitis Alliance, a patients’ advocacy group.
“The HIV and AIDS advocacy community blazed a trail for all those living with the disease. They have pushed and pushed, and they haven’t shut up,” he said in a statement. “Their efforts over …