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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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In November, the HQ team hit the road to deliver hepatitis awareness sessions to the communities of Russell Island, Beaudesert and Inala.

These three days reached 105 members of the public, 35 of which had a free FibroScan® with our Outreach Nurse, and 15 different services joined us in providing information and activities on so much more than viral hepatitis.

At Russell Island, former HQ President, Dr Alison Stewart, joined the HQ team. Alison was on hand to speak with each of the 15 clients who had a FibroScan® that day, starting with the local pharmacist!

Thank you to Aunty Levina for a warm Welcome to Country at Iloura, Beaudesert, and to Tegan who shared her story of living with and curing her hepatitis C.

At Inala, Zane gave a passionate and emotional speech about his lived experience of hep C, how he stigmatised himself before disclosing to others, broke down this stigma and moved on to treatment.

Thank you to all the services who joined us with activities, talks, or as stallholders to support local communities and make our awareness roadshow a roaring success.

Everyone had a good yarn about health and hepatitis with the local community, and enjoyed the delicious food provided on each day.

 

We cannot wait to make another road trip in the New Year - watch this space!

You can see photos from all three events on our Facebook page:

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These three days reached 105 members of the public, 35 of which had a free FibroScan® with our Outreach Nurse, and 15 different services joined us in providing information and activities on so much more than viral hepatitis.

At Russell Island, former HQ President, Dr Alison Stewart, joined the HQ team. Alison was on hand to speak with each of the 15 clients who had a FibroScan® that day, starting with the local pharmacist!

Thank you to Aunty Levina for a warm Welcome to Country at Iloura, Beaudesert, and to Tegan who shared her story of living with and curing her hepatitis C.

At Inala, Zane gave a passionate and emotional speech about his lived experience of hep C, how he stigmatised himself before disclosing to others, broke down this stigma and moved on to treatment.

Thank you to all the services who joined us with activities, talks, or as stallholders to support local communities and make our awareness roadshow a roaring success.

Everyone had a good yarn about health and hepatitis with the local community, and enjoyed the delicious food provided on each day.

 

We cannot wait to make another road trip in the New Year - watch this space!

You can see photos from all three events on our Facebook page:

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These three days reached 105 members of the public, 35 of which had a free FibroScan® with our Outreach Nurse, and 15 different services joined us in providing information and activities on so much more than viral hepatitis.

At Russell Island, former HQ President, Dr Alison Stewart, joined the HQ team. Alison was on hand to speak with each of the 15 clients who had a FibroScan® that day, starting with the local pharmacist!

Thank you to Aunty Levina for a warm Welcome to Country at Iloura, Beaudesert, and to Tegan who shared her story of living with and curing her hepatitis C.

At Inala, Zane gave a passionate and emotional speech about his lived experience of hep C, how he stigmatised himself before disclosing to others, broke down this stigma and moved on to treatment.

Thank you to all the services who joined us with activities, talks, or as stallholders to support local communities and make our awareness roadshow a roaring success.

Everyone had a good yarn about health and hepatitis with the local community, and enjoyed the delicious food provided on each day.

 

We cannot wait to make another road trip in the New Year - watch this space!

You can see photos from all three events on our Facebook page:

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These three days reached 105 members of the public, 35 of which had a free FibroScan® with our Outreach Nurse, and 15 different services joined us in providing information and activities on so much more than viral hepatitis.

At Russell Island, former HQ President, Dr Alison Stewart, joined the HQ team. Alison was on hand to speak with each of the 15 clients who had a FibroScan® that day, starting with the local pharmacist!

Thank you to Aunty Levina for a warm Welcome to Country at Iloura, Beaudesert, and to Tegan who shared her story of living with and curing her hepatitis C.

At Inala, Zane gave a passionate and emotional speech about his lived experience of hep C, how he stigmatised himself before disclosing to others, broke down this stigma and moved on to treatment.

Thank you to all the services who joined us with activities, talks, or as stallholders to support local communities and make our awareness roadshow a roaring success.

Everyone had a good yarn about health and hepatitis with the local community, and enjoyed the delicious food provided on each day.

 

We cannot wait to make another road trip in the New Year - watch this space!

You can see photos from all three events on our Facebook page:

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Awareness Roadshow 2017

In November, the HQ team hit the road to deliver hepatitis awareness sessions to the communities of Russell Island, Beaudesert and Inala.

These three days reached 105 members of the public, 35 of which had a free FibroScan® with our Outreach Nurse, and 15 different services joined us in providing information and activities on so much more than viral hepatitis.

At Russell Island, former HQ President, Dr Alison Stewart, joined the HQ team. Alison was on hand to speak with each of the 15 clients who had a FibroScan® that day, starting with the local pharmacist!

Thank you to Aunty Levina for a warm Welcome to Country at Iloura, Beaudesert, and to Tegan who shared her story of living with and curing her hepatitis C.

At Inala, Zane gave a passionate and emotional speech about his lived experience of hep C, how he stigmatised himself before disclosing to others, broke down this stigma and moved on to treatment.

Thank you to all the services who joined us with activities, talks, or as stallholders to support local communities and make our awareness roadshow a roaring success.

Everyone had a good yarn about health and hepatitis with the local community, and enjoyed the delicious food provided on each day.

 

We cannot wait to make another road trip in the New Year - watch this space!

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