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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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ABC News: "Australians with Hepatitis C hope new drugs will be approved by Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-19/australians-with-hepatitis-c-hope-drugs-will-be-approved-by-pbs/6333710

For the latest information about emerging hepatitis C treatments, check out our Hep Factor article on page 12. If you want to be updated on the upcoming PBAC announcements about funding, people can also subscribe to our C-network email list by emailing hco@hepqld.asn.au with a 'subscribe' request.


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For the latest information about emerging hepatitis C treatments, check out our Hep Factor article on page 12. If you want to be updated on the upcoming PBAC announcements about funding, people can also subscribe to our C-network email list by emailing hco@hepqld.asn.au with a 'subscribe' request.


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For the latest information about emerging hepatitis C treatments, check out our Hep Factor article on page 12. If you want to be updated on the upcoming PBAC announcements about funding, people can also subscribe to our C-network email list by emailing hco@hepqld.asn.au with a 'subscribe' request.


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ABC News: "Australians with Hepatitis C hope new drugs will be approved by Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-19/australians-with-hepatitis-c-hope-drugs-will-be-approved-by-pbs/6333710

For the latest information about emerging hepatitis C treatments, check out our Hep Factor article on page 12. If you want to be updated on the upcoming PBAC announcements about funding, people can also subscribe to our C-network email list by emailing hco@hepqld.asn.au with a 'subscribe' request.


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New hep C treatments on ABC news

While current hep C treatments are highly effective and changing lives they can come with significant side effects. Hepatitis Qld, and QPSB speakers were involved yesterday in an ABC story about emerging treatments and looking forward to the changes in this sector.

ABC News: "Australians with Hepatitis C hope new drugs will be approved by Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-19/australians-with-hepatitis-c-hope-drugs-will-be-approved-by-pbs/6333710

For the latest information about emerging hepatitis C treatments, check out our Hep Factor article on page 12. If you want to be updated on the upcoming PBAC announcements about funding, people can also subscribe to our C-network email list by emailing hco@hepqld.asn.au with a 'subscribe' request.


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