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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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Jo has lived with hepatitis for most of her life.

She underwent 3 rounds of the old treatments, none of which cured her of hep C. When the new treatments were released last year, she signed up, but without much hope they would help her.

Jo came to HQ to chat with us about her experience of hep C infection, treatment old and new, and how it feels to be cured.

 

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Cleared of Hepatitis C - Jo's Story

Jo has lived with hepatitis for most of her life.

She underwent 3 rounds of the old treatments, none of which cured her of hep C. When the new treatments were released last year, she signed up, but without much hope they would help her.

Jo came to HQ to chat with us about her experience of hep C infection, treatment old and new, and how it feels to be cured.

 

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