HIV groups have much to teach hepatitis doctors about better diagnosis and treatment

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 20 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1266
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 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 …

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