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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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HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,160 Subscribers Worldwide

================================================

 

 

Queensland

01.    Little Book of Hep C Facts updated and can be ordered free

02.    Cairns Hepatitis Action Team is lobbying the government to make lifesaving medications available on the PBS


National


03.    "'Like night and day' – calls for federal government to approve new Hep C drugs"

04.   
"HCV patients need access now to new direct-acting antiviral agents to avert liver-related deaths"

05.    "Budget silence not a rejection of hepatitis C therapy funding"

06.    "Importing Medicines and the Possible Risks"

07.    "Doctors back new clinical trials registry"

08.    "Malvern biopharm company's stock plunges after [hepatitis B] study is stopped"

09.    Hepatitis NSW demonstrates how to say hepatitis C drug names [scroll to bottom]

10.    "Prison-based needle syringe program doomed without Government leadership"

 

International


11.   "Curing Hepatitis C Could Yield Huge Economic Benefit"

12.   "High Price for Gilead Sciences Hep C Drug Prompts Patent Challenges"

13.   "Global expansion of hepatitis vaccination needed to progress hepatitis B elimination"

14.   "Chinese student, 19, with hepatitis B kills herself after being shunned by classmates"
Hepatitis Queensland extends our condolences to the family and friends of Wu Xinyi. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.
You can read more about hepatitis B stigma and discrimination in Australia, disclosure within work and healthcare, and what you need to know about hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact and unprotected sexual contact. It is safe to share things like food, eating utensils, cups and plates. You cannot get hep B from hugging, kissing, sneezing, mosquitoes, from crying, pets, or sharing toilets or showers.
 

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Hepatitis Queensland.


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To subscribe to the C-network, please email hco@hepqld.asn.au

 

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================================================

HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,160 Subscribers Worldwide

================================================

 

 

Queensland

01.    Little Book of Hep C Facts updated and can be ordered free

02.    Cairns Hepatitis Action Team is lobbying the government to make lifesaving medications available on the PBS


National


03.    "'Like night and day' – calls for federal government to approve new Hep C drugs"

04.   
"HCV patients need access now to new direct-acting antiviral agents to avert liver-related deaths"

05.    "Budget silence not a rejection of hepatitis C therapy funding"

06.    "Importing Medicines and the Possible Risks"

07.    "Doctors back new clinical trials registry"

08.    "Malvern biopharm company's stock plunges after [hepatitis B] study is stopped"

09.    Hepatitis NSW demonstrates how to say hepatitis C drug names [scroll to bottom]

10.    "Prison-based needle syringe program doomed without Government leadership"

 

International


11.   "Curing Hepatitis C Could Yield Huge Economic Benefit"

12.   "High Price for Gilead Sciences Hep C Drug Prompts Patent Challenges"

13.   "Global expansion of hepatitis vaccination needed to progress hepatitis B elimination"

14.   "Chinese student, 19, with hepatitis B kills herself after being shunned by classmates"
Hepatitis Queensland extends our condolences to the family and friends of Wu Xinyi. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.
You can read more about hepatitis B stigma and discrimination in Australia, disclosure within work and healthcare, and what you need to know about hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact and unprotected sexual contact. It is safe to share things like food, eating utensils, cups and plates. You cannot get hep B from hugging, kissing, sneezing, mosquitoes, from crying, pets, or sharing toilets or showers.
 

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Hepatitis Queensland.


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To subscribe to the C-network, please email hco@hepqld.asn.au

 

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================================================

HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,160 Subscribers Worldwide

================================================

 

 

Queensland

01.    Little Book of Hep C Facts updated and can be ordered free

02.    Cairns Hepatitis Action Team is lobbying the government to make lifesaving medications available on the PBS


National


03.    "'Like night and day' – calls for federal government to approve new Hep C drugs"

04.   
"HCV patients need access now to new direct-acting antiviral agents to avert liver-related deaths"

05.    "Budget silence not a rejection of hepatitis C therapy funding"

06.    "Importing Medicines and the Possible Risks"

07.    "Doctors back new clinical trials registry"

08.    "Malvern biopharm company's stock plunges after [hepatitis B] study is stopped"

09.    Hepatitis NSW demonstrates how to say hepatitis C drug names [scroll to bottom]

10.    "Prison-based needle syringe program doomed without Government leadership"

 

International


11.   "Curing Hepatitis C Could Yield Huge Economic Benefit"

12.   "High Price for Gilead Sciences Hep C Drug Prompts Patent Challenges"

13.   "Global expansion of hepatitis vaccination needed to progress hepatitis B elimination"

14.   "Chinese student, 19, with hepatitis B kills herself after being shunned by classmates"
Hepatitis Queensland extends our condolences to the family and friends of Wu Xinyi. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.
You can read more about hepatitis B stigma and discrimination in Australia, disclosure within work and healthcare, and what you need to know about hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact and unprotected sexual contact. It is safe to share things like food, eating utensils, cups and plates. You cannot get hep B from hugging, kissing, sneezing, mosquitoes, from crying, pets, or sharing toilets or showers.
 

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Hepatitis Queensland.


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To subscribe to the C-network, please email hco@hepqld.asn.au

 

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================================================

HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,160 Subscribers Worldwide

================================================

 

 

Queensland

01.    Little Book of Hep C Facts updated and can be ordered free

02.    Cairns Hepatitis Action Team is lobbying the government to make lifesaving medications available on the PBS


National


03.    "'Like night and day' – calls for federal government to approve new Hep C drugs"

04.   
"HCV patients need access now to new direct-acting antiviral agents to avert liver-related deaths"

05.    "Budget silence not a rejection of hepatitis C therapy funding"

06.    "Importing Medicines and the Possible Risks"

07.    "Doctors back new clinical trials registry"

08.    "Malvern biopharm company's stock plunges after [hepatitis B] study is stopped"

09.    Hepatitis NSW demonstrates how to say hepatitis C drug names [scroll to bottom]

10.    "Prison-based needle syringe program doomed without Government leadership"

 

International


11.   "Curing Hepatitis C Could Yield Huge Economic Benefit"

12.   "High Price for Gilead Sciences Hep C Drug Prompts Patent Challenges"

13.   "Global expansion of hepatitis vaccination needed to progress hepatitis B elimination"

14.   "Chinese student, 19, with hepatitis B kills herself after being shunned by classmates"
Hepatitis Queensland extends our condolences to the family and friends of Wu Xinyi. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.
You can read more about hepatitis B stigma and discrimination in Australia, disclosure within work and healthcare, and what you need to know about hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact and unprotected sexual contact. It is safe to share things like food, eating utensils, cups and plates. You cannot get hep B from hugging, kissing, sneezing, mosquitoes, from crying, pets, or sharing toilets or showers.
 

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Hepatitis Queensland.


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Hepatitis news alert! Hep C treatments and hep B research

 

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HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,160 Subscribers Worldwide

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Queensland

01.    Little Book of Hep C Facts updated and can be ordered free

02.    Cairns Hepatitis Action Team is lobbying the government to make lifesaving medications available on the PBS


National


03.    "'Like night and day' – calls for federal government to approve new Hep C drugs"

04.   
"HCV patients need access now to new direct-acting antiviral agents to avert liver-related deaths"

05.    "Budget silence not a rejection of hepatitis C therapy funding"

06.    "Importing Medicines and the Possible Risks"

07.    "Doctors back new clinical trials registry"

08.    "Malvern biopharm company's stock plunges after [hepatitis B] study is stopped"

09.    Hepatitis NSW demonstrates how to say hepatitis C drug names [scroll to bottom]

10.    "Prison-based needle syringe program doomed without Government leadership"

 

International


11.   "Curing Hepatitis C Could Yield Huge Economic Benefit"

12.   "High Price for Gilead Sciences Hep C Drug Prompts Patent Challenges"

13.   "Global expansion of hepatitis vaccination needed to progress hepatitis B elimination"

14.   "Chinese student, 19, with hepatitis B kills herself after being shunned by classmates"
Hepatitis Queensland extends our condolences to the family and friends of Wu Xinyi. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.
You can read more about hepatitis B stigma and discrimination in Australia, disclosure within work and healthcare, and what you need to know about hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact and unprotected sexual contact. It is safe to share things like food, eating utensils, cups and plates. You cannot get hep B from hugging, kissing, sneezing, mosquitoes, from crying, pets, or sharing toilets or showers.
 

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