David Gladders is a man on a mission. He talks to SARAH FOSTER about
the hepatitis C support group he set up and how he’s breaking down the
stigma that surrounds the virus.
If someone had told David Gladders a few years ago
that one day he’d be addressing a room full of hospital consultants, you
suspect he would have had some choice words to say about that. And
yet last month he found himself sharing the bill with an eminent list
of guest speakers who are all experts in their field and have letters
after their names.
David was taking part in the annual liver
symposium at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital, organised to raise
awareness about the increase of liver disease across the UK.