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You can get hep B
from blood and
unprotected sexual contact

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For more information,
call 1300 HEP ABC

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You can only get hep C
from blood-to-blood contact

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Effective treatment
is available for
hepatitis B and C

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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.



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.


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.



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.


New Resource Poster – Don’t Let Hep C Make Ya Weak

New Resource Poster – Don’t Let Hep C Make Ya Weak
This poster “Don’t Let Hep C Make Ya Weak” was developed as part of a project by Hepatitis Queensland, Australia. The purpose is to increase awareness, encourage testing, treatment and prevent infections of Hepatitis C. This resource has been designed specifically for, and focus-tested with, Indigenous communities. It is colourful and informative, with easy-to-understand language that gives information and support contacts for Murri’s whose lives are affected by hepatitis C.
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If you would like to order this A2 size poster for your service, please order from our website

Building Awareness in Your Communities with Art
Viral hepatitis is the silent epidemic in Indigenous communities; one of the four priority groups in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses’ and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2010-2013. Viral hepatitis is not much spoken about, and without speaking about it information is not passed on in communities. Hepatitis Queensland has an award winning program that is delivered through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services in Queensland. The program is culturally appropriate and relevant to viral hepatitis in the community; it engages participants in the art of painting with sand and other materials. In a 3 hour program participants gain knowledge of hepatitis A, B & C and are encouraged to seek support, testing and treatment. The program is delivered by Nicky Newley-Guivarra, a trained artist whose knowledge in the area of viral hepatitis comes from personal experience of treatment and recovery. Nicky also gives her personal story during the workshop, providing a role model that motivates people to find their own courage to seek testing and to talk about treatment.
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To book this free program for your service please discusses your needs with Nicky. Contact Hepatitis Queensland at or on 1800 648 491

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