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Understand Hepatitis


Hepatitis Overview

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.

Hepatitis B

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

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.

Other Viral Hepatitis

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.  

Your Liver Health

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.