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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 has made a great step forward on the road to elimination, but the journey isn't over yet.

March 1 marked the first anniversary of the new hep C treatments being made available to the Australian public through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

In just one year, 15% of people living with hep C have been treated. 95% of those people have been cured.

This is an amazing achievement. If we can keep these treatment rates, hep C will be eliminated in Australia by 2026.

For now, there are still 200,000 people living with hep C in Australia.

The new medicines being used to treat hep C are 95% effective, have few side-effects, and are easily managed.

Hep C can't be eliminated unless everyone who has hep C gets treated and cured, and everyone exposed to hep C gets tested, treated and cured.

 

Join us in our pledge to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement. Taking action now will save seven (7) million people by 2030.

If you'd like to know more, visit our New Treatments page, or check out our Resources.

You can also free call us on 1800 HEP ABC (1800 437 222)

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Australia has made a great step forward on the road to elimination, but the journey isn't over yet.

March 1 marked the first anniversary of the new hep C treatments being made available to the Australian public through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

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Hep C can't be eliminated unless everyone who has hep C gets treated and cured, and everyone exposed to hep C gets tested, treated and cured.

 

Join us in our pledge to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement. Taking action now will save seven (7) million people by 2030.

If you'd like to know more, visit our New Treatments page, or check out our Resources.

You can also free call us on 1800 HEP ABC (1800 437 222)

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Australia has made a great step forward on the road to elimination, but the journey isn't over yet.

March 1 marked the first anniversary of the new hep C treatments being made available to the Australian public through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

In just one year, 15% of people living with hep C have been treated. 95% of those people have been cured.

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Join us in our pledge to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement. Taking action now will save seven (7) million people by 2030.

If you'd like to know more, visit our New Treatments page, or check out our Resources.

You can also free call us on 1800 HEP ABC (1800 437 222)

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Australia has made a great step forward on the road to elimination, but the journey isn't over yet.

March 1 marked the first anniversary of the new hep C treatments being made available to the Australian public through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

In just one year, 15% of people living with hep C have been treated. 95% of those people have been cured.

This is an amazing achievement. If we can keep these treatment rates, hep C will be eliminated in Australia by 2026.

For now, there are still 200,000 people living with hep C in Australia.

The new medicines being used to treat hep C are 95% effective, have few side-effects, and are easily managed.

Hep C can't be eliminated unless everyone who has hep C gets treated and cured, and everyone exposed to hep C gets tested, treated and cured.

 

Join us in our pledge to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement. Taking action now will save seven (7) million people by 2030.

If you'd like to know more, visit our New Treatments page, or check out our Resources.

You can also free call us on 1800 HEP ABC (1800 437 222)

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New Hep C Treatments One Year Anniversary

Australia has made a great step forward on the road to elimination, but the journey isn't over yet.

March 1 marked the first anniversary of the new hep C treatments being made available to the Australian public through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

In just one year, 15% of people living with hep C have been treated. 95% of those people have been cured.

This is an amazing achievement. If we can keep these treatment rates, hep C will be eliminated in Australia by 2026.

For now, there are still 200,000 people living with hep C in Australia.

The new medicines being used to treat hep C are 95% effective, have few side-effects, and are easily managed.

Hep C can't be eliminated unless everyone who has hep C gets treated and cured, and everyone exposed to hep C gets tested, treated and cured.

 

Join us in our pledge to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement. Taking action now will save seven (7) million people by 2030.

If you'd like to know more, visit our New Treatments page, or check out our Resources.

You can also free call us on 1800 HEP ABC (1800 437 222)

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