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You can get hep B
from blood and
unprotected sexual contact

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For more information,
call 1300 HEP ABC

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You can only get hep C
from blood-to-blood contact

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Effective treatment
is available for
hepatitis B and C

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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.



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.


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.



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.


C-Network 6 July 2007

Hepatitis News Update
6 July 2007
Hepatitis Council of Queensland Inc.
Pamela Anderson gets apology over hepatitis C joke,
Iron in foods may affect hepatitis C prognosis
The Pros and Cons of Using Marijuana with Hepatitis C
Pregnancy, Babies, Children & Hep C Factsheet – New Hepatitis C Council of NSW Resource

Hep C scare for 2000 patients [Sydney, Australia],23599,22016462-421,00.html
New Hepatitis C Cases Connected to NYC Anesthesiologist [N.Y., U.S.A]
When the Surgeon Is Infected, How Safe Is the Surgery? [United States]
Hepatitis C Videoconferencing: The Impact on Continuing Medical Education for Rural Healthcare Providers
Transmission of hepatitis C virus by needle-stick injury in community settings

New community network to boost Queensland drug efforts [Australia]
Injecting room reason 'bogus'
A (good) shot in the arm that’s saving junkies’ lives [United States]
House of Representatives Repeals 9-Year Needle Ban [United States]
Man jailed for injecting sons with drugs [United States]
Public opinion on needle and syringe programmes: avoiding assumptions for policy and practice
The gendered context of initiation to injecting drug use: evidence for women as active initiates
‘Of Substance’ magazine July 2007 Vol. 5 No. 3. Available online:
Overdose Awareness Day 2007 – August 31
Needle and Syringe - Podcasts, Papers and Presentations - University of Melbourne

Do condoms cause rape and mayhem? The long-term effects of condoms in New South Wales’ prisons
'I just keep thinking I haven't got it because I'm not yellow': a qualitative study of the factors that influence the uptake of Hepatitis C testing by prisoners

Who Moved My PEG? The Changing Future of Anti-HCV Therapy
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FDA fast tracks ViroPharma's [oral] treatment of hepatitis C
Opportunities for treating chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection using RNA interference
Schering Plough Ends Celgosivir Deal

Hepatitis B patients' understanding of infection and treatment deficient
The Natural History and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B: A Critical
Evaluation of Standard Treatment Criteria and End Points (HBV-DNA, ALT)
Serum HBV RNA Is a Predictor of Early Emergence of Lamivudine Resistance

HCV Replication Found in the Central Nervous System in HIV+
EUROPEAN UNION: Schering-Plough Receives European Approval for Combo Drug to Treat Hepatitis C in HIV Patients
Hepatitis Drug May Generate HIV Resistance
Sirius Satellite Radio Host Tawn Mastrey in Need of Life Saving Liver Transplant [United States]
In 'Spontaneous' Liver Cancer, Researcher Sees A Cure
FIB-4: An Inexpensive and Accurate Marker of Liver Fibrosis in Patients with Hepatitis C
Transient elastography for patients with chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection: Non-invasive, quantitative assessment of liver fibrosis

18th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm took place in May.
Position papers, conference Videos and Media Projects online at:
International HBV Meeting 2007
September 16-20, 2007, Rome, Italy
Hepatitis Support Services Feedback Survey [QLD Australia only]
Hepatitis C Management Course for General Practitioners - Saturday Afternoon - 4 August 2007
Hepatitis C Management Course for Health Care Workers - 8 August 2007 Brisbane
Hepatitis Council of QLD Info/Support Meetings
Tuesday Jul 10, 2007, 10am: Rant n Rave morning
Tuesday Jul 31, 2007, 6pm: Tattooing and piercing - Night D Lite Information evening
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