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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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Introduction

Hepatitis Queensland (HQ) is a community-based organisation with a leading role in responding to viral hepatitis in Queensland. HQ is funded by Queensland Health and is affiliated with Hepatitis Australia, the national peak body for people affected by viral hepatitis. We aim to eradicate the threat to public health posed by viral hepatitis by increasing access to prevention and treatment programs for affected people and providing timely education and patient support. Prison is an epicentre of infection and transmission of viral hepatitis. This has direct implications for further spread of infection in the community as well as transmission of infection within prison to other inmates and correctional staff. HQ has been delivering staff and inmate training and education in Queensland prisons since 2005 and is a partner in the “Beyond the Bars” project, which provides comprehensive hepatitis education and treatment clinics for women prisoners and education for prison staff at Brisbane Women’s Corrections Centre. We have strong links with health practitioners throughout Queensland who provide hepatitis-related health programs for prisoners.

The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland.

Click here to download the full text of the Discussion Paper.

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Introduction

Hepatitis Queensland (HQ) is a community-based organisation with a leading role in responding to viral hepatitis in Queensland. HQ is funded by Queensland Health and is affiliated with Hepatitis Australia, the national peak body for people affected by viral hepatitis. We aim to eradicate the threat to public health posed by viral hepatitis by increasing access to prevention and treatment programs for affected people and providing timely education and patient support. Prison is an epicentre of infection and transmission of viral hepatitis. This has direct implications for further spread of infection in the community as well as transmission of infection within prison to other inmates and correctional staff. HQ has been delivering staff and inmate training and education in Queensland prisons since 2005 and is a partner in the “Beyond the Bars” project, which provides comprehensive hepatitis education and treatment clinics for women prisoners and education for prison staff at Brisbane Women’s Corrections Centre. We have strong links with health practitioners throughout Queensland who provide hepatitis-related health programs for prisoners.

The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland.

Click here to download the full text of the Discussion Paper.

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The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland.

Click here to download the full text of the Discussion Paper.

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The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland.

Click here to download the full text of the Discussion Paper.

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Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission in Queensland Prisons

Introduction

Hepatitis Queensland (HQ) is a community-based organisation with a leading role in responding to viral hepatitis in Queensland. HQ is funded by Queensland Health and is affiliated with Hepatitis Australia, the national peak body for people affected by viral hepatitis. We aim to eradicate the threat to public health posed by viral hepatitis by increasing access to prevention and treatment programs for affected people and providing timely education and patient support. Prison is an epicentre of infection and transmission of viral hepatitis. This has direct implications for further spread of infection in the community as well as transmission of infection within prison to other inmates and correctional staff. HQ has been delivering staff and inmate training and education in Queensland prisons since 2005 and is a partner in the “Beyond the Bars” project, which provides comprehensive hepatitis education and treatment clinics for women prisoners and education for prison staff at Brisbane Women’s Corrections Centre. We have strong links with health practitioners throughout Queensland who provide hepatitis-related health programs for prisoners.

The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland.

Click here to download the full text of the Discussion Paper.

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