Popular Friday club night ‘Fiction’ along with a host of other clubs are lending their support to the Hepatitis C Trust by supporting its new campaign ‘what not to share’.
The campaign was launched by the Hep C trust to coincide with ‘World Hepatitis Awareness Day’ on October 1st.
The ‘what not to share’ campaign encourages people to educate themselves on the dangers of Hep C and get themselves tested.
Fiction on Friday night and DTPM on Sunday raised over £500 for the campaign.
Tammie Freeman, manager of fiction and director of the company behind both fiction and DTPM said: ”Bluecube feels it is important to raise awareness of hepatitis c and how easily it can be spread.
”Friday fiction was a great night with a real positive reaction to the charity collection, everybody was very supportive so a huge thanks to fiction and fellow DTPM clubbers.”
500,000 people in the UK are thought to be living with the disease, 10 times more than those living with HIV. Whilst 200 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C.
The Hepatitis C Trust estimate that nine out of ten people infected with hepatitis C don’t even know that they are infected with the disease.
Unlike hepatitis A and B, there is currently no vaccine for Hepatitis C.
The disease is transmitted via blood to blood contact including sexual transmission, tattooing, sharing cocaine straws or notes, even sharing an infected person’s razor or toothbrush.
In addition to support from a whole host of club nights the campaign will also see posters delivered throughout universities, radio and music press publicity and a new website launched (www.whatnottoshare.com)