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You can get hep B
from blood and
unprotected sexual contact

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For more information,
call 1300 HEP ABC

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Globally, 1 in 12 people
have hepatitis B or C

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You can only get hep C
from blood-to-blood contact

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Effective treatment
is available for
hepatitis B and C

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Welcome to Hepatitis Queensland

Hepatitis Queensland Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-government, community organisation. We provide:

  • A FREE confidential telephone information and support service
  • FREE counselling with a registered psychologist; face-to-face or over-the-phone
  • Education and training to organisations, schools and businesses
  • Support groups and information evenings and events
  • FREE brochures, fact-sheets, DVD's and newsletters on viral hepatitis
  • and much, much more

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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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