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The word “hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver, which is the body’s normal response to infection and toxic stimuli. Viral hepatitis is the most common form of liver inflammation.
The hepatitis B is a blood borne virus, which can damage the liver. It is spread through the blood or sexual fluids, and is also transmitted from mother to baby during birth.
Hepatitis C is blood borne virus, which can damage the liver. It involves an initial acute phase of infection that may not be noticeable, because in most cases people do not feel sick.
In addition to hepatitis B and hepatitis C there are three other forms of viral hepatitis that are transmitted in a variety of ways.
Hepatitis Victoria provides a widespread source of news, from its grassroots work in the community, to its pioneering advocacy work.
Hepatitis Victoria collaborates with a variety of research organisations to advance the clinical and social understanding of hepatitis and liver disease.
As the body’s second largest organ the liver performs a number of key functions related to digestion, metabolism, immunity and the processing of nutrients. Find out more about other diseases and ailments that can affect your liver.
LiverWELL, trading as Hepatitis Victoria, is the peak not-for-profit community organisation working across the state for people affected by, or at risk of, liver disease and 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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