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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.
A major report into the enormous value that Australians receive from government subsidised medicines has highlighted the dire need to address spiralling rates of liver disease by adding breakthrough hepatitis C medicines to the PBS.
More community awareness and health workers are needed to combat hepatitis B and C in regional Victoria, according to health experts.
Aims to support the community-based viral hepatitis sector workforce to increase their knowledge and skills in order to effectively reach and engage with identified priority populations.
Register for our FREE chronic disease self-management 4-week course for people living with, or who have had, hepatitis C. Learn new tools and strategies to help you set up and reach health goals.
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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