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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.
Hepatitis Victoria welcomes the change to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) which allow nurse practitioners to prescribe direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines for the treatment of hepatitis C.
Frozen berries linked to three new hepatitis A cases were originally cleared by company testing before they went out for sale last October, Australia's food safety agency says.
Treatment for hepatitis B can reduce a patient’s risk of liver cancer by 50% in a few years. Identifying and monitoring people with chronic hepatitis B infection allows for timely identification of cancer and liver disease, or even prevention...
This course covers both the clinical aspects of viral hepatitis (including new treatments), stigma and discrimination, a lived experience and how to conduct a sensitive conversation with clients.
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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