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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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Funding has now been allocated by Queensland Health for the period January 2016 to June 2017 for BBV&STI work in the community. There are about 87,000 Queenslanders affected by HBV and HCV, and around 4,000 with HIV. In BBV for 2014 there were 1,000 new notifications of chronic HBV and 2,600 new notifications of HCV in Queensland: there were 245 new notifications of HIV. The annual trend in 2015 figures is about the same.

From the $8 million allocated, HQ will receive $950,000 for BBV&STI prevention work with prison inmates, and will also work with ASHM in delivery of BBV&STI education for the staff of Corrections facilities and other areas. Further funding is anticipated from the Commonwealth via submission of proposals to Hepatitis Australia for hep B projects.

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HQ will continue to work with and for Queenslanders whose lives are affected by HBV or HCV and in prevention of further transmission of hepatitis viruses.

Regards
Clint Ferndale
CEO


Older news:

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Of the remaining funds, $600,000 has been allocated to ECCQ for hep B work in CALD populations, and $4.1 million has been allocated through several organisations for combined BBV&STI work. $3.15 million has been allocated for HIV work (excluding HIV Qld Foundation funding). People interested in funding comparisons should see the Hepatitis Equity Report, October 2014, by Hepatitis Australia: a copy is on the HQ website.

HQ will continue to work with and for Queenslanders whose lives are affected by HBV or HCV and in prevention of further transmission of hepatitis viruses.

Regards
Clint Ferndale
CEO


Older news:

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HQ will continue to work with and for Queenslanders whose lives are affected by HBV or HCV and in prevention of further transmission of hepatitis viruses.

Regards
Clint Ferndale
CEO


Older news:

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Funding has now been allocated by Queensland Health for the period January 2016 to June 2017 for BBV&STI work in the community. There are about 87,000 Queenslanders affected by HBV and HCV, and around 4,000 with HIV. In BBV for 2014 there were 1,000 new notifications of chronic HBV and 2,600 new notifications of HCV in Queensland: there were 245 new notifications of HIV. The annual trend in 2015 figures is about the same.

From the $8 million allocated, HQ will receive $950,000 for BBV&STI prevention work with prison inmates, and will also work with ASHM in delivery of BBV&STI education for the staff of Corrections facilities and other areas. Further funding is anticipated from the Commonwealth via submission of proposals to Hepatitis Australia for hep B projects.

Of the remaining funds, $600,000 has been allocated to ECCQ for hep B work in CALD populations, and $4.1 million has been allocated through several organisations for combined BBV&STI work. $3.15 million has been allocated for HIV work (excluding HIV Qld Foundation funding). People interested in funding comparisons should see the Hepatitis Equity Report, October 2014, by Hepatitis Australia: a copy is on the HQ website.

HQ will continue to work with and for Queenslanders whose lives are affected by HBV or HCV and in prevention of further transmission of hepatitis viruses.

Regards
Clint Ferndale
CEO


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Queensland Health Funding

Hello,

Funding has now been allocated by Queensland Health for the period January 2016 to June 2017 for BBV&STI work in the community. There are about 87,000 Queenslanders affected by HBV and HCV, and around 4,000 with HIV. In BBV for 2014 there were 1,000 new notifications of chronic HBV and 2,600 new notifications of HCV in Queensland: there were 245 new notifications of HIV. The annual trend in 2015 figures is about the same.

From the $8 million allocated, HQ will receive $950,000 for BBV&STI prevention work with prison inmates, and will also work with ASHM in delivery of BBV&STI education for the staff of Corrections facilities and other areas. Further funding is anticipated from the Commonwealth via submission of proposals to Hepatitis Australia for hep B projects.

Of the remaining funds, $600,000 has been allocated to ECCQ for hep B work in CALD populations, and $4.1 million has been allocated through several organisations for combined BBV&STI work. $3.15 million has been allocated for HIV work (excluding HIV Qld Foundation funding). People interested in funding comparisons should see the Hepatitis Equity Report, October 2014, by Hepatitis Australia: a copy is on the HQ website.

HQ will continue to work with and for Queenslanders whose lives are affected by HBV or HCV and in prevention of further transmission of hepatitis viruses.

Regards
Clint Ferndale
CEO


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