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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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This is incorrect in that it does not relate to March 2015 recommendations by the PBAC. These medications are not immediately available. They have to go through a long government approval process prior to listing on the PBS. After that approval they will then be available.


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Older news:
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This is incorrect in that it does not relate to March 2015 recommendations by the PBAC. These medications are not immediately available. They have to go through a long government approval process prior to listing on the PBS. After that approval they will then be available.


Older news:
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Urgent information for people interested in hepatitis C

It has been reported to Hepatitis Queensland that a treatment manufacturer has material on radio and newspaper advertisements saying that new treatments are available right now.

This is incorrect in that it does not relate to March 2015 recommendations by the PBAC. These medications are not immediately available. They have to go through a long government approval process prior to listing on the PBS. After that approval they will then be available.


Older news:
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