Blood-Borne Viruses (HIV and Hepatitis)

Blood Borne Viruses are viruses that are carried in the blood. The three most common blood borne viruses in Scotland are Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. HIV is a virus that damages cells in the immune system making it harder to fight every day infections and disease. Hepatitis B and C cause inflammation of the liver.









The Hepatitis C Trust: Provides information, support and representation for people with hepatitis C
Helpline: 020 7089 6221 (Mon-Fri, 10.30am-4.30pm)

British Liver Trust: website, information line, a range of informative and detailed publications and a network of patient support groups.
Helpline: 0800 6527330 (Mon-Fri, 10.30am-4.30pm)

Hepatitis B Positive Trust: A charity that raises awareness about the prevention, treatment and management of hepatitis B and offers advice, information and facilitates networking between patients, their families and professionals
Helpline: 0800 206 1899

AIDS Alliance: provides information and resources
Website: AIDS Alliance

National AIDS Trust: Campaigns for the rights of people living with HIV in the UK.
Website: NAT

Sexual Health Line: 24hrs a day 365 days a year providing advice & information about HIV/Aids & sexual health/local services.  All calls are confidential.
Phone:  0800 567 123 (24/7)

Positively UK: Offers one-to-one phone support from people living with HIV.
Website: Positively UK
Helpline: 020 7713 0444 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, Thurs until 8)