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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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The HQ team are excited to welcome our new CEO, Michelle Kudell.Michelle

Clint Ferndale is due to retire in early July, 2017, and will be staying on to work beside Michelle and support her transition into the CEO role.

Clint has the following words to share:

"Introducing Michelle Kudell!  I am currently in the throes of handing the reins of CEO to the experienced and capable Michelle, in fulfilment of the excellent succession plan adopted by the HQ Board.  I will be supporting Michelle at HQ until 4 July, when I will be joining the ranks of the retirees; definitely grey (or white), and maybe a nomad. Here is Michelle’s introduction"

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Her career has spanned roles in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors with significant experience in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Indigenous Health.

From this experience she developed a keen interest in health and welfare issues for socially marginalised groups including a strong interest in the effects of stigma and discrimination on the ability of individuals to access appropriate healthcare.

Before joining us at Hepatitis Queensland, Michelle was Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (AADANT) in the Northern Territory where she managed the peak body during its formative stages as a newly incorporated entity.

Her leadership saw the peak grow and evolve whilst developing a strong voice in the AOD sector.

Renowned as an innovator and strategist, Michelle brings tremendous enthusiasm to the role and hopes to be a significant contributor in the Hepatitis sector.

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Clint Ferndale is due to retire in early July, 2017, and will be staying on to work beside Michelle and support her transition into the CEO role.

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"Introducing Michelle Kudell!  I am currently in the throes of handing the reins of CEO to the experienced and capable Michelle, in fulfilment of the excellent succession plan adopted by the HQ Board.  I will be supporting Michelle at HQ until 4 July, when I will be joining the ranks of the retirees; definitely grey (or white), and maybe a nomad. Here is Michelle’s introduction"

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Her leadership saw the peak grow and evolve whilst developing a strong voice in the AOD sector.

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Clint Ferndale is due to retire in early July, 2017, and will be staying on to work beside Michelle and support her transition into the CEO role.

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From this experience she developed a keen interest in health and welfare issues for socially marginalised groups including a strong interest in the effects of stigma and discrimination on the ability of individuals to access appropriate healthcare.

Before joining us at Hepatitis Queensland, Michelle was Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (AADANT) in the Northern Territory where she managed the peak body during its formative stages as a newly incorporated entity.

Her leadership saw the peak grow and evolve whilst developing a strong voice in the AOD sector.

Renowned as an innovator and strategist, Michelle brings tremendous enthusiasm to the role and hopes to be a significant contributor in the Hepatitis sector.

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Clint Ferndale is due to retire in early July, 2017, and will be staying on to work beside Michelle and support her transition into the CEO role.

Clint has the following words to share:

"Introducing Michelle Kudell!  I am currently in the throes of handing the reins of CEO to the experienced and capable Michelle, in fulfilment of the excellent succession plan adopted by the HQ Board.  I will be supporting Michelle at HQ until 4 July, when I will be joining the ranks of the retirees; definitely grey (or white), and maybe a nomad. Here is Michelle’s introduction"

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Her career has spanned roles in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors with significant experience in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Indigenous Health.

From this experience she developed a keen interest in health and welfare issues for socially marginalised groups including a strong interest in the effects of stigma and discrimination on the ability of individuals to access appropriate healthcare.

Before joining us at Hepatitis Queensland, Michelle was Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (AADANT) in the Northern Territory where she managed the peak body during its formative stages as a newly incorporated entity.

Her leadership saw the peak grow and evolve whilst developing a strong voice in the AOD sector.

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Hepatitis Queenland welcomes new CEO - Michelle Kudell

The HQ team are excited to welcome our new CEO, Michelle Kudell.Michelle

Clint Ferndale is due to retire in early July, 2017, and will be staying on to work beside Michelle and support her transition into the CEO role.

Clint has the following words to share:

"Introducing Michelle Kudell!  I am currently in the throes of handing the reins of CEO to the experienced and capable Michelle, in fulfilment of the excellent succession plan adopted by the HQ Board.  I will be supporting Michelle at HQ until 4 July, when I will be joining the ranks of the retirees; definitely grey (or white), and maybe a nomad. Here is Michelle’s introduction"

Born and bred in Australia, Michelle has devoted herself to building a career in the health industry.

Her career has spanned roles in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors with significant experience in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Indigenous Health.

From this experience she developed a keen interest in health and welfare issues for socially marginalised groups including a strong interest in the effects of stigma and discrimination on the ability of individuals to access appropriate healthcare.

Before joining us at Hepatitis Queensland, Michelle was Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (AADANT) in the Northern Territory where she managed the peak body during its formative stages as a newly incorporated entity.

Her leadership saw the peak grow and evolve whilst developing a strong voice in the AOD sector.

Renowned as an innovator and strategist, Michelle brings tremendous enthusiasm to the role and hopes to be a significant contributor in the Hepatitis sector.

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