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Hepatitis is one of several viruses that can cause inflammation of the liver.
Hepatitis B is spread through the blood or sexual fluids (vaginal fluids or semen). It is also transmitted from mother to baby during birth.
Hepatitis C infection involves an initial acute phase of infection that may not be noticeable, because in most cases people do not feel sick.
HepChat is one of our regular E-News bulletins sharing news and information about hepatitis and the projects and activities Hepatitis Victoria is working on.
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has agreed there is a need for interferon-free treatment regimens for people with hepatitis C – genotypes 4 and 6.
Up to 70 per cent of Victorians with suspected hepatitis C may not have received follow-‐up testing, putting them at risk of chronic liver disease and even cancer, University of Melbourne researchers say.
The HEPReady Essentials course is an opportunity for your workforce to develop a holistic perspective of viral hepatitis. The course covers methods of transmission, progression, treatment and management.
Hepatitis Victoria is the peak not-for-profit community organisation working across the state for people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis.
We offer a number of programs and support facilities for individuals and organisations. For more information visit our Training, Services and Support page.
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