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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.

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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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Free ABC of Hepatitis workshop in Brisbane and Inala

Hepatitis Queensland is conducting a FREE viral hepatitis training and education workshops in Brisbane and Inala

The Brisbane workshop will be held on Wednesday 11 December at the Park Regis North Quay and the Inala workshop will be held on Thursday 12 December at Lions Richlands.

This full day session will cover:
  • transmission and prevention
  • treatment options including the new and emerging treatments in relation to hepatitis C
  • referral and support options
  • discrimination and disclosure
  • and much more.
Anyone working with people who are a risk of, or those living with hepatitis are encouraged to attend.

Places are limited. To book your place complete the appropriate registration form:
Brisbane 11 December 2013
Inala 12 December 2013
Or for further enquiries please contact Lana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (07) 3846 0020.

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