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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

People with chronic hepatitis can do a number of things to stay healthy including limiting/avoiding alcohol, reducing stress, not smoking, getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet.

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Treatment

Effective treatment is available for both chronic hepatitis B and C.  Before you can see a liver specialist to talk about going on treatment, you need to get a referral from your GP first.

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HQ does not recommend, nor does it endorse, any treatment, or products. This information is not to be used for any advertising or marketing purposes. On this site there are links to web-sites of other businesses and organisations. These links do not imply any endorsement or approval of those web-sites or the business or activities of those organisations. Hepatitis Queensland is affiliated with Hepatitis Australia (the Australian peak body) and works in cooperation with similar services in the states and territories of Australia.

HQ takes reasonable care to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on the site and updates the information regularly, but HQ can not guarantee and does not accept legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of that information. The information is the state of HQ's knowledge as at the date of publication on the web-site or the date of the document posted on the site, and may not be the most current knowledge on the subject.

HQ strongly recommends that people affected by viral hepatitis should seek professional medical advice from a qualified doctor or specialist. This web-site is not a substitute for independent professional advice from your medical practitioner or specialist. No information provided by way of this web site is intended to be used as medical advice, and it is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes.

Before relying on the information on any web-site, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes, and should obtain appropriate professional advice pertaining to their particular circumstances. Please consult your medical practitioner or specialist if you have any questions concerning your medical condition.

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