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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 Queensland has welcomed today’s launch of the Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016–2021, which includes actions plans for the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

The Queensland Government has committed $5.27 million over four years to implement the Strategy which has been developed by the Department of Health in collaboration and consultation with stakeholders including health consumers, other government departments and community organisations.

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• HIV Action Plan
• Hepatitis B Action Plan
• Hepatitis C Action Plan
• North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexually Transmissible Infections Action Plan.

This provides a basis for further development of HBV and HCV planning.

Watch this space future updates.

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• Hepatitis B Action Plan
• Hepatitis C Action Plan
• North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexually Transmissible Infections Action Plan.

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Watch this space future updates.

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The Queensland Government has committed $5.27 million over four years to implement the Strategy which has been developed by the Department of Health in collaboration and consultation with stakeholders including health consumers, other government departments and community organisations.

This means that Hepatitis Queensland can anticipate the same level of funding as at present for the next four years.

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The Strategy provides an overarching framework for:
• HIV Action Plan
• Hepatitis B Action Plan
• Hepatitis C Action Plan
• North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexually Transmissible Infections Action Plan.

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HQ Welcomes New Qld Hepatitis Actions Plans and Sexual Health Strategy

Hepatitis Queensland has welcomed today’s launch of the Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016–2021, which includes actions plans for the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

The Queensland Government has committed $5.27 million over four years to implement the Strategy which has been developed by the Department of Health in collaboration and consultation with stakeholders including health consumers, other government departments and community organisations.

This means that Hepatitis Queensland can anticipate the same level of funding as at present for the next four years.

The Strategy aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of all Queenslanders by addressing a broad range of sexual and reproductive health issues including health promotion, prevention, clinical service provision and community education.

The Strategy provides an overarching framework for:
• HIV Action Plan
• Hepatitis B Action Plan
• Hepatitis C Action Plan
• North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexually Transmissible Infections Action Plan.

This provides a basis for further development of HBV and HCV planning.

Watch this space future updates.

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