We need to talk about hepatitis C

Read what Prof Greg Dore has to say about the recent death of Lou Reed, liver disease, hepatitis C prevention and treatment:

US singer Lou Reed performs in Spain Photo: Lou Reed's death may raise awareness of the challenges of living with hepatitis C.

The death of musician Lou Reed from liver cancer may raise awareness of the challenges of living with hepatitis C, but more work needs to be done to make sure treatments are widely available, writes Professor Gregory Dore.

In a moving, intimate tribute to Lou Reed in the current issue of Rolling Stone, his partner Laurie Anderson writes with gratitude and love of their shared joys of artistic endeavour, their embrace of life and learning and of Reed's power and grace, even in the face of death.

She also writes, in an awareness-raising matter-of-fact manner, of the challenges of living with hepatitis C, the chronic liver disease that led to his liver cancer, a liver transplant, and ultimately his death from complications.... READ MORE: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-18/dore---lou-reed-and-hepatitis-c/5098276