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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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BREAKING NEWS!

Did you know GPs with experience of treating hepatitis C can now prescribe new hep C medications independently without the need for consultation?

The PBS has just changed the guidelines to give doctors with experience more independence to prescribe and increase consumer access.

GPs new to prescribing will still consult with a hepatologist, gastroenterologist or infectious disease physician with experience in the treatment of hepatitis C.

Read more

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The PBS has just changed the guidelines to give doctors with experience more independence to prescribe and increase consumer access.

GPs new to prescribing will still consult with a hepatologist, gastroenterologist or infectious disease physician with experience in the treatment of hepatitis C.

Read more

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Read more

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BREAKING NEWS!

Did you know GPs with experience of treating hepatitis C can now prescribe new hep C medications independently without the need for consultation?

The PBS has just changed the guidelines to give doctors with experience more independence to prescribe and increase consumer access.

GPs new to prescribing will still consult with a hepatologist, gastroenterologist or infectious disease physician with experience in the treatment of hepatitis C.

Read more

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Changes to hepatitis C prescribing

BREAKING NEWS!

Did you know GPs with experience of treating hepatitis C can now prescribe new hep C medications independently without the need for consultation?

The PBS has just changed the guidelines to give doctors with experience more independence to prescribe and increase consumer access.

GPs new to prescribing will still consult with a hepatologist, gastroenterologist or infectious disease physician with experience in the treatment of hepatitis C.

Read more

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