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The recent AVHEC Conference report cites:

Almost 40,000 Australians have begun hepatitis C therapy in the 18 months since new, highly-curative treatments were placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in March 2016. New statistics released by the Kirby Institute show that Australia is currently on track to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2026 – four years ahead of the WHO target of 2030. But is this likely?

It is recognised that there is a potential “hidden” population of people in Queensland currently undiagnosed or unaware that they have hepatitis C. To achieve elimination we need to make sure everyone understands hepatitis C, its health impact and how it can be cured.

To help raise public awareness and contribute to the elimination goals Hepatitis Queensland is developing three hepatitis C public awareness sessions which are proposed for Beaudesert, Inala and Russell Island. Locations to be confirmed.

The team will be on location with our fibroscan and nurse operator to talk about hepatitis C, testing, new treatments, prevention and harm reduction. There will be plenty of give aways, quizzes, food and information so keep an eye out for confirmed dates and times in November 2017. 

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The recent AVHEC Conference report cites:

Almost 40,000 Australians have begun hepatitis C therapy in the 18 months since new, highly-curative treatments were placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in March 2016. New statistics released by the Kirby Institute show that Australia is currently on track to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2026 – four years ahead of the WHO target of 2030. But is this likely?

It is recognised that there is a potential “hidden” population of people in Queensland currently undiagnosed or unaware that they have hepatitis C. To achieve elimination we need to make sure everyone understands hepatitis C, its health impact and how it can be cured.

To help raise public awareness and contribute to the elimination goals Hepatitis Queensland is developing three hepatitis C public awareness sessions which are proposed for Beaudesert, Inala and Russell Island. Locations to be confirmed.

The team will be on location with our fibroscan and nurse operator to talk about hepatitis C, testing, new treatments, prevention and harm reduction. There will be plenty of give aways, quizzes, food and information so keep an eye out for confirmed dates and times in November 2017. 

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To help raise public awareness and contribute to the elimination goals Hepatitis Queensland is developing three hepatitis C public awareness sessions which are proposed for Beaudesert, Inala and Russell Island. Locations to be confirmed.

The team will be on location with our fibroscan and nurse operator to talk about hepatitis C, testing, new treatments, prevention and harm reduction. There will be plenty of give aways, quizzes, food and information so keep an eye out for confirmed dates and times in November 2017. 

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The recent AVHEC Conference report cites:

Almost 40,000 Australians have begun hepatitis C therapy in the 18 months since new, highly-curative treatments were placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in March 2016. New statistics released by the Kirby Institute show that Australia is currently on track to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2026 – four years ahead of the WHO target of 2030. But is this likely?

It is recognised that there is a potential “hidden” population of people in Queensland currently undiagnosed or unaware that they have hepatitis C. To achieve elimination we need to make sure everyone understands hepatitis C, its health impact and how it can be cured.

To help raise public awareness and contribute to the elimination goals Hepatitis Queensland is developing three hepatitis C public awareness sessions which are proposed for Beaudesert, Inala and Russell Island. Locations to be confirmed.

The team will be on location with our fibroscan and nurse operator to talk about hepatitis C, testing, new treatments, prevention and harm reduction. There will be plenty of give aways, quizzes, food and information so keep an eye out for confirmed dates and times in November 2017. 

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HQ Public Awareness Sessions

The recent AVHEC Conference report cites:

Almost 40,000 Australians have begun hepatitis C therapy in the 18 months since new, highly-curative treatments were placed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in March 2016. New statistics released by the Kirby Institute show that Australia is currently on track to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2026 – four years ahead of the WHO target of 2030. But is this likely?

It is recognised that there is a potential “hidden” population of people in Queensland currently undiagnosed or unaware that they have hepatitis C. To achieve elimination we need to make sure everyone understands hepatitis C, its health impact and how it can be cured.

To help raise public awareness and contribute to the elimination goals Hepatitis Queensland is developing three hepatitis C public awareness sessions which are proposed for Beaudesert, Inala and Russell Island. Locations to be confirmed.

The team will be on location with our fibroscan and nurse operator to talk about hepatitis C, testing, new treatments, prevention and harm reduction. There will be plenty of give aways, quizzes, food and information so keep an eye out for confirmed dates and times in November 2017. 

Viral hepatitis (A, B & C)

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it can be caused by a virus or other non-viral causes.  The main difference between the viruses is how they are spread and the effects they have on your health.

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Prevention

There are safe and effective vaccines that protect you from getting hepatitis A and B.  While there is no vaccine for hep C, by being ‘blood aware’ you can reduce your overall chance of being exposed to the virus.

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Living with Hepatitis

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