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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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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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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.



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.


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.



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.



Hepatitis Queensland
Mailing Address: Hepatitis Queensland, PO Box 3490, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Street Address: Suite 2, 12 Cordelia Street,
South Brisbane QLD 4101 Australia

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Phone: Admin: 07 3846 0020, Infoline: 1800 437 222

Fax: 07 3844 8065

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