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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.

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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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General

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

http://www.hepqld.asn.au

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