New campaign urging tests for Hepatitis C

A new campaign is highlighting the need for hepatitis testing.

The campaign -- a joint initiative between the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand, the Ministry of Health and the Health Promotion Agency, are encouraging people who could have Hepatitis C to get tested.

The virus is spread through blood to blood contact, as well as through injecting drugs and being tattooed with unsterile equipment.

Hepatitis Foundation CEO Susan Hay says the good news is that Hepatitis C can be cured.

Sam Gardner