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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 is out to bust some common myths around viral hepatitis with the launch of the Get the bloody facts campaign on Zero Discrimination Day (1 March 2018).

The online campaign aims to educate the public on common misconceptions around viral hepatitis, such as how hepatitis B and hepatitis C are transmitted, and how they can be treated.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO Michelle Kudell said it was time to remove the stigma and discrimination surrounding hepatitis that can prevent people being tested and treated.

“We want the public and media to speak openly and responsibly about this disease and to understand that hepatitis is a treatable health condition,” Ms Kudell said.

“We are now heading towards global elimination of hepatitis C following the introduction of new medications with cure rates of 95 per cent. And while there is no cure for hepatitis B, effective treatment is now available,” she said.

“The next challenge is to reach those in the community who aren’t engaged in treatment or are unaware they even have hepatitis B or C. By starting conversations with our Get the bloody facts campaign, we hope to remove some of the barriers that prevent people from getting tested and treated.”

Get the bloody facts coincides with the World Hepatitis Alliance’s global #StigmaStops campaign which aims to highlight the true impact of stigma, dispel myths and encourage people living with the disease to speak out.

According to a new report published by the World Hepatitis Alliance, stigma not only affects an individual’s ability to access diagnostics and treatment but also impacts their personal life, mental health and ability to work, learn and maintain relationships.

Find out more about the Get the bloody facts campaign at www.facebook.com/hepqld

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Hepatitis Queensland is out to bust some common myths around viral hepatitis with the launch of the Get the bloody facts campaign on Zero Discrimination Day (1 March 2018).

The online campaign aims to educate the public on common misconceptions around viral hepatitis, such as how hepatitis B and hepatitis C are transmitted, and how they can be treated.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO Michelle Kudell said it was time to remove the stigma and discrimination surrounding hepatitis that can prevent people being tested and treated.

“We want the public and media to speak openly and responsibly about this disease and to understand that hepatitis is a treatable health condition,” Ms Kudell said.

“We are now heading towards global elimination of hepatitis C following the introduction of new medications with cure rates of 95 per cent. And while there is no cure for hepatitis B, effective treatment is now available,” she said.

“The next challenge is to reach those in the community who aren’t engaged in treatment or are unaware they even have hepatitis B or C. By starting conversations with our Get the bloody facts campaign, we hope to remove some of the barriers that prevent people from getting tested and treated.”

Get the bloody facts coincides with the World Hepatitis Alliance’s global #StigmaStops campaign which aims to highlight the true impact of stigma, dispel myths and encourage people living with the disease to speak out.

According to a new report published by the World Hepatitis Alliance, stigma not only affects an individual’s ability to access diagnostics and treatment but also impacts their personal life, mental health and ability to work, learn and maintain relationships.

Find out more about the Get the bloody facts campaign at www.facebook.com/hepqld

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Hepatitis Queensland is out to bust some common myths around viral hepatitis with the launch of the Get the bloody facts campaign on Zero Discrimination Day (1 March 2018).

The online campaign aims to educate the public on common misconceptions around viral hepatitis, such as how hepatitis B and hepatitis C are transmitted, and how they can be treated.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO Michelle Kudell said it was time to remove the stigma and discrimination surrounding hepatitis that can prevent people being tested and treated.

“We want the public and media to speak openly and responsibly about this disease and to understand that hepatitis is a treatable health condition,” Ms Kudell said.

“We are now heading towards global elimination of hepatitis C following the introduction of new medications with cure rates of 95 per cent. And while there is no cure for hepatitis B, effective treatment is now available,” she said.

“The next challenge is to reach those in the community who aren’t engaged in treatment or are unaware they even have hepatitis B or C. By starting conversations with our Get the bloody facts campaign, we hope to remove some of the barriers that prevent people from getting tested and treated.”

Get the bloody facts coincides with the World Hepatitis Alliance’s global #StigmaStops campaign which aims to highlight the true impact of stigma, dispel myths and encourage people living with the disease to speak out.

According to a new report published by the World Hepatitis Alliance, stigma not only affects an individual’s ability to access diagnostics and treatment but also impacts their personal life, mental health and ability to work, learn and maintain relationships.

Find out more about the Get the bloody facts campaign at www.facebook.com/hepqld

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The online campaign aims to educate the public on common misconceptions around viral hepatitis, such as how hepatitis B and hepatitis C are transmitted, and how they can be treated.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO Michelle Kudell said it was time to remove the stigma and discrimination surrounding hepatitis that can prevent people being tested and treated.

“We want the public and media to speak openly and responsibly about this disease and to understand that hepatitis is a treatable health condition,” Ms Kudell said.

“We are now heading towards global elimination of hepatitis C following the introduction of new medications with cure rates of 95 per cent. And while there is no cure for hepatitis B, effective treatment is now available,” she said.

“The next challenge is to reach those in the community who aren’t engaged in treatment or are unaware they even have hepatitis B or C. By starting conversations with our Get the bloody facts campaign, we hope to remove some of the barriers that prevent people from getting tested and treated.”

Get the bloody facts coincides with the World Hepatitis Alliance’s global #StigmaStops campaign which aims to highlight the true impact of stigma, dispel myths and encourage people living with the disease to speak out.

According to a new report published by the World Hepatitis Alliance, stigma not only affects an individual’s ability to access diagnostics and treatment but also impacts their personal life, mental health and ability to work, learn and maintain relationships.

Find out more about the Get the bloody facts campaign at www.facebook.com/hepqld

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Myth busting campaign to break down barriers

Hepatitis Queensland is out to bust some common myths around viral hepatitis with the launch of the Get the bloody facts campaign on Zero Discrimination Day (1 March 2018).

The online campaign aims to educate the public on common misconceptions around viral hepatitis, such as how hepatitis B and hepatitis C are transmitted, and how they can be treated.

Hepatitis Queensland CEO Michelle Kudell said it was time to remove the stigma and discrimination surrounding hepatitis that can prevent people being tested and treated.

“We want the public and media to speak openly and responsibly about this disease and to understand that hepatitis is a treatable health condition,” Ms Kudell said.

“We are now heading towards global elimination of hepatitis C following the introduction of new medications with cure rates of 95 per cent. And while there is no cure for hepatitis B, effective treatment is now available,” she said.

“The next challenge is to reach those in the community who aren’t engaged in treatment or are unaware they even have hepatitis B or C. By starting conversations with our Get the bloody facts campaign, we hope to remove some of the barriers that prevent people from getting tested and treated.”

Get the bloody facts coincides with the World Hepatitis Alliance’s global #StigmaStops campaign which aims to highlight the true impact of stigma, dispel myths and encourage people living with the disease to speak out.

According to a new report published by the World Hepatitis Alliance, stigma not only affects an individual’s ability to access diagnostics and treatment but also impacts their personal life, mental health and ability to work, learn and maintain relationships.

Find out more about the Get the bloody facts campaign at www.facebook.com/hepqld

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