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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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Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has today issued a warning about the risk of hepatitis B (HBV) reactivation caused by direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines used for the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV).

A recent review has found a link between treatment of HCV with DAA medicines and a reactivation of HBV in a small number of patients with current or previous HBV infection.

Patients are being advised to contact their doctor with any concerns.

More info: https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/direct-acting-antiviral-medicines

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Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has today issued a warning about the risk of hepatitis B (HBV) reactivation caused by direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines used for the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV).

A recent review has found a link between treatment of HCV with DAA medicines and a reactivation of HBV in a small number of patients with current or previous HBV infection.

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Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has today issued a warning about the risk of hepatitis B (HBV) reactivation caused by direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines used for the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV).

A recent review has found a link between treatment of HCV with DAA medicines and a reactivation of HBV in a small number of patients with current or previous HBV infection.

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Safety advisory – risk of hepatitis B virus reactivation

Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration has today issued a warning about the risk of hepatitis B (HBV) reactivation caused by direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines used for the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV).

A recent review has found a link between treatment of HCV with DAA medicines and a reactivation of HBV in a small number of patients with current or previous HBV infection.

Patients are being advised to contact their doctor with any concerns.

More info: https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/direct-acting-antiviral-medicines

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