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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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HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,197 Subscribers worldwide

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Queensland

01.    Order a FREE World Hepatitis Day (WHD) kit for Tuesday 28 July 2015!

02.    
2015 World Hepatitis Day free community events calendar and Love Your Liver website events calendar for Queensland

03.  
 Cairns Sexual Health Fibroscan clinic – getting ready for hep C treatment

04.  
 Cairns Hepatitis Action Team – Free RESILIENCE Celebration Event Sunday 26 July 9am-2pm (Tanks Market Day) for WHD

05.  
 Cairns Hospital – Annual World Hepatitis Day Grand Rounds Lecture Friday 31 July – “A future without hepatitis C - is it possible?”

06.  
 Russell Island Hepatitis Awareness Day Wed 29 July 10AM-2PM – Free sausage sizzle, health packs, giveaways

07.  
 Gold Coast Hep Hop and Away Roadshow World Hepatitis Day 2015: Coolangatta, Burleigh heads, Southport, 28, 30, 31 July

08.  
 Treatment of hepatitis C with Direct Acting Antivirals: Training for HIV prescribers Brisbane Saturday 19 September

09.  
 RAPID Peer Education & Testing Officer position available Queensland Positive People. Applications close 5PM Monday 17 August 2015.

National

10.  New Hepatitis C Treatment – What you need to know Register for free webcast Thu 30 July 2015 10:30-11:30 QLD Time

11.  
Hep C Treatments (Unfunded) New Factsheet by Hepatitis NSW

12.  
GESA-ALA Recommendations for  the  Prescribing  of  Interferon-Free Treatment Regimens for Chronic HCV Infection

13.  Hep C treatment
VIEKIRA PAK now listed by Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. PBAC funding application decision expected Aug 2015

14.  
“Sydney dentist safety scare may not be to blame for patients who test positive for HIV, Hepatitis C: experts” ABC News

15.  
Hepatitis C Awareness Project Officer position available, Canberra, Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL). Applications close 27 Jul 2015

16.  
Gilead Australia Fellowship Research Grants Program for chronic viral hepatitis or HIV researchers – Applications deadline 2 Aug 2015

17.  
National Symposium on Hepatitis B & C – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Saturday 28th November 2015

18.  
After Hours GP Helpline by HealthDirect Australia

19.  Download free new
Emergency+ app to provide GPS location details to emergency services in Australia

International

20.    “Gilead Pills Priced at $1,000 a Day Are Found Cost-Effective” [U.S.]

21.   
“Pricey successor overtakes $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug” [U.S.]

22.    YouTube:
“Medicaid [U.S. social healthcare program] restrictions on hepatitis C treatment a violation of human rights?” American College of Physicians
 

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Hepatitis Queensland.


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HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,197 Subscribers worldwide

================================================

 

 

Queensland

01.    Order a FREE World Hepatitis Day (WHD) kit for Tuesday 28 July 2015!

02.    
2015 World Hepatitis Day free community events calendar and Love Your Liver website events calendar for Queensland

03.  
 Cairns Sexual Health Fibroscan clinic – getting ready for hep C treatment

04.  
 Cairns Hepatitis Action Team – Free RESILIENCE Celebration Event Sunday 26 July 9am-2pm (Tanks Market Day) for WHD

05.  
 Cairns Hospital – Annual World Hepatitis Day Grand Rounds Lecture Friday 31 July – “A future without hepatitis C - is it possible?”

06.  
 Russell Island Hepatitis Awareness Day Wed 29 July 10AM-2PM – Free sausage sizzle, health packs, giveaways

07.  
 Gold Coast Hep Hop and Away Roadshow World Hepatitis Day 2015: Coolangatta, Burleigh heads, Southport, 28, 30, 31 July

08.  
 Treatment of hepatitis C with Direct Acting Antivirals: Training for HIV prescribers Brisbane Saturday 19 September

09.  
 RAPID Peer Education & Testing Officer position available Queensland Positive People. Applications close 5PM Monday 17 August 2015.

National

10.  New Hepatitis C Treatment – What you need to know Register for free webcast Thu 30 July 2015 10:30-11:30 QLD Time

11.  
Hep C Treatments (Unfunded) New Factsheet by Hepatitis NSW

12.  
GESA-ALA Recommendations for  the  Prescribing  of  Interferon-Free Treatment Regimens for Chronic HCV Infection

13.  Hep C treatment
VIEKIRA PAK now listed by Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. PBAC funding application decision expected Aug 2015

14.  
“Sydney dentist safety scare may not be to blame for patients who test positive for HIV, Hepatitis C: experts” ABC News

15.  
Hepatitis C Awareness Project Officer position available, Canberra, Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL). Applications close 27 Jul 2015

16.  
Gilead Australia Fellowship Research Grants Program for chronic viral hepatitis or HIV researchers – Applications deadline 2 Aug 2015

17.  
National Symposium on Hepatitis B & C – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Saturday 28th November 2015

18.  
After Hours GP Helpline by HealthDirect Australia

19.  Download free new
Emergency+ app to provide GPS location details to emergency services in Australia

International

20.    “Gilead Pills Priced at $1,000 a Day Are Found Cost-Effective” [U.S.]

21.   
“Pricey successor overtakes $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug” [U.S.]

22.    YouTube:
“Medicaid [U.S. social healthcare program] restrictions on hepatitis C treatment a violation of human rights?” American College of Physicians
 

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Hepatitis Queensland.


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================================================

HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,197 Subscribers worldwide

================================================

 

 

Queensland

01.    Order a FREE World Hepatitis Day (WHD) kit for Tuesday 28 July 2015!

02.    
2015 World Hepatitis Day free community events calendar and Love Your Liver website events calendar for Queensland

03.  
 Cairns Sexual Health Fibroscan clinic – getting ready for hep C treatment

04.  
 Cairns Hepatitis Action Team – Free RESILIENCE Celebration Event Sunday 26 July 9am-2pm (Tanks Market Day) for WHD

05.  
 Cairns Hospital – Annual World Hepatitis Day Grand Rounds Lecture Friday 31 July – “A future without hepatitis C - is it possible?”

06.  
 Russell Island Hepatitis Awareness Day Wed 29 July 10AM-2PM – Free sausage sizzle, health packs, giveaways

07.  
 Gold Coast Hep Hop and Away Roadshow World Hepatitis Day 2015: Coolangatta, Burleigh heads, Southport, 28, 30, 31 July

08.  
 Treatment of hepatitis C with Direct Acting Antivirals: Training for HIV prescribers Brisbane Saturday 19 September

09.  
 RAPID Peer Education & Testing Officer position available Queensland Positive People. Applications close 5PM Monday 17 August 2015.

National

10.  New Hepatitis C Treatment – What you need to know Register for free webcast Thu 30 July 2015 10:30-11:30 QLD Time

11.  
Hep C Treatments (Unfunded) New Factsheet by Hepatitis NSW

12.  
GESA-ALA Recommendations for  the  Prescribing  of  Interferon-Free Treatment Regimens for Chronic HCV Infection

13.  Hep C treatment
VIEKIRA PAK now listed by Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. PBAC funding application decision expected Aug 2015

14.  
“Sydney dentist safety scare may not be to blame for patients who test positive for HIV, Hepatitis C: experts” ABC News

15.  
Hepatitis C Awareness Project Officer position available, Canberra, Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL). Applications close 27 Jul 2015

16.  
Gilead Australia Fellowship Research Grants Program for chronic viral hepatitis or HIV researchers – Applications deadline 2 Aug 2015

17.  
National Symposium on Hepatitis B & C – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Saturday 28th November 2015

18.  
After Hours GP Helpline by HealthDirect Australia

19.  Download free new
Emergency+ app to provide GPS location details to emergency services in Australia

International

20.    “Gilead Pills Priced at $1,000 a Day Are Found Cost-Effective” [U.S.]

21.   
“Pricey successor overtakes $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug” [U.S.]

22.    YouTube:
“Medicaid [U.S. social healthcare program] restrictions on hepatitis C treatment a violation of human rights?” American College of Physicians
 

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Hepatitis Queensland.


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================================================

HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

Provided by Hepatitis Queensland http://www.hepqld.asn.au

Currently 1,197 Subscribers worldwide

================================================

 

 

Queensland

01.    Order a FREE World Hepatitis Day (WHD) kit for Tuesday 28 July 2015!

02.    
2015 World Hepatitis Day free community events calendar and Love Your Liver website events calendar for Queensland

03.  
 Cairns Sexual Health Fibroscan clinic – getting ready for hep C treatment

04.  
 Cairns Hepatitis Action Team – Free RESILIENCE Celebration Event Sunday 26 July 9am-2pm (Tanks Market Day) for WHD

05.  
 Cairns Hospital – Annual World Hepatitis Day Grand Rounds Lecture Friday 31 July – “A future without hepatitis C - is it possible?”

06.  
 Russell Island Hepatitis Awareness Day Wed 29 July 10AM-2PM – Free sausage sizzle, health packs, giveaways

07.  
 Gold Coast Hep Hop and Away Roadshow World Hepatitis Day 2015: Coolangatta, Burleigh heads, Southport, 28, 30, 31 July

08.  
 Treatment of hepatitis C with Direct Acting Antivirals: Training for HIV prescribers Brisbane Saturday 19 September

09.  
 RAPID Peer Education & Testing Officer position available Queensland Positive People. Applications close 5PM Monday 17 August 2015.

National

10.  New Hepatitis C Treatment – What you need to know Register for free webcast Thu 30 July 2015 10:30-11:30 QLD Time

11.  
Hep C Treatments (Unfunded) New Factsheet by Hepatitis NSW

12.  
GESA-ALA Recommendations for  the  Prescribing  of  Interferon-Free Treatment Regimens for Chronic HCV Infection

13.  Hep C treatment
VIEKIRA PAK now listed by Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. PBAC funding application decision expected Aug 2015

14.  
“Sydney dentist safety scare may not be to blame for patients who test positive for HIV, Hepatitis C: experts” ABC News

15.  
Hepatitis C Awareness Project Officer position available, Canberra, Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL). Applications close 27 Jul 2015

16.  
Gilead Australia Fellowship Research Grants Program for chronic viral hepatitis or HIV researchers – Applications deadline 2 Aug 2015

17.  
National Symposium on Hepatitis B & C – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Saturday 28th November 2015

18.  
After Hours GP Helpline by HealthDirect Australia

19.  Download free new
Emergency+ app to provide GPS location details to emergency services in Australia

International

20.    “Gilead Pills Priced at $1,000 a Day Are Found Cost-Effective” [U.S.]

21.   
“Pricey successor overtakes $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug” [U.S.]

22.    YouTube:
“Medicaid [U.S. social healthcare program] restrictions on hepatitis C treatment a violation of human rights?” American College of Physicians
 

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Hepatitis Queensland.


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HEPATITIS NEWS ALERT

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Queensland

01.    Order a FREE World Hepatitis Day (WHD) kit for Tuesday 28 July 2015!

02.    
2015 World Hepatitis Day free community events calendar and Love Your Liver website events calendar for Queensland

03.  
 Cairns Sexual Health Fibroscan clinic – getting ready for hep C treatment

04.  
 Cairns Hepatitis Action Team – Free RESILIENCE Celebration Event Sunday 26 July 9am-2pm (Tanks Market Day) for WHD

05.  
 Cairns Hospital – Annual World Hepatitis Day Grand Rounds Lecture Friday 31 July – “A future without hepatitis C - is it possible?”

06.  
 Russell Island Hepatitis Awareness Day Wed 29 July 10AM-2PM – Free sausage sizzle, health packs, giveaways

07.  
 Gold Coast Hep Hop and Away Roadshow World Hepatitis Day 2015: Coolangatta, Burleigh heads, Southport, 28, 30, 31 July

08.  
 Treatment of hepatitis C with Direct Acting Antivirals: Training for HIV prescribers Brisbane Saturday 19 September

09.  
 RAPID Peer Education & Testing Officer position available Queensland Positive People. Applications close 5PM Monday 17 August 2015.

National

10.  New Hepatitis C Treatment – What you need to know Register for free webcast Thu 30 July 2015 10:30-11:30 QLD Time

11.  
Hep C Treatments (Unfunded) New Factsheet by Hepatitis NSW

12.  
GESA-ALA Recommendations for  the  Prescribing  of  Interferon-Free Treatment Regimens for Chronic HCV Infection

13.  Hep C treatment
VIEKIRA PAK now listed by Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. PBAC funding application decision expected Aug 2015

14.  
“Sydney dentist safety scare may not be to blame for patients who test positive for HIV, Hepatitis C: experts” ABC News

15.  
Hepatitis C Awareness Project Officer position available, Canberra, Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL). Applications close 27 Jul 2015

16.  
Gilead Australia Fellowship Research Grants Program for chronic viral hepatitis or HIV researchers – Applications deadline 2 Aug 2015

17.  
National Symposium on Hepatitis B & C – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Saturday 28th November 2015

18.  
After Hours GP Helpline by HealthDirect Australia

19.  Download free new
Emergency+ app to provide GPS location details to emergency services in Australia

International

20.    “Gilead Pills Priced at $1,000 a Day Are Found Cost-Effective” [U.S.]

21.   
“Pricey successor overtakes $1,000-per-pill hepatitis C drug” [U.S.]

22.    YouTube:
“Medicaid [U.S. social healthcare program] restrictions on hepatitis C treatment a violation of human rights?” American College of Physicians
 

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