New initiatives launched to help ex-drug offenders get tested and treated for hepatitis C

SINGAPORE – Two programmes to help former drug offenders get tested and treated for hepatitis C were launched on Wednesday (July 27), ahead of World Hepatitis Day on Thursday.

The Educate, Test, Treat! (ETT) programme aims to educate and provide testing for hepatitis C in high-risk groups such as former drug offenders.

Those who test positive for hepatitis C will be referred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) to receive subsidised treatment under the hospital’s End-C programme, which runs concurrently with the ETT programme.

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