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The Hepatitis SA education team is offering free online professional development on blood safety and viral hepatitis.

Commonwealth funded GP Respiratory Clinics are now operating around the Adelaide metro area. Here's what you need to know.

SA Health has launched a new website with South Australian COVID-19 information and statistics easily available at a click.

COVID-19 resources from the Federal Department of Health, SA Health, and SBS in languages other than English.

We are approaching the COVID-19 pandemic with an abundance of caution in line with the recommendations of health experts. Find out what this means for CNP clients.

Hepatitis SA staff are working from home except those at clean needle program sites. We are investigating online education and will continue to provide telephone and online information and support.

Hep SA Educators Make it Simple as ABC

Understanding hepatitis A, B and C may not be quite as simple as ABC, but a session with Hepatitis SA's highly skilled educators will certainly help you get there.

Specialist Library at Your Fingertips

In this information age it is ironic that credible, reliable information can sometimes be hard to find in the tsunami of results from online searches.

Hep C DAAs - Community Dispensers

Guide to South Australian community pharmacies which dispense the new hepatitis C medicines.

What is hepatitis?

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It can be brought on by alcohol, drugs, viruses and other toxins. Viral hepatitis refers to hepatitis resulting from infection of the liver by the hepatitis A, B, C, D or E viruses - hepatitis A, B and C being the most common. These viruses all produce similar symptoms, but differ in modes of transmission and long-term effects on health.

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About hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is spread through blood, sexual fluids and from mother to child during birth. If left unmanaged, it can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

An estimated 257 million people are living with chronic hepatitis B worldwide - 240,000 of them in Australia.

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Hepatitis B transmission

Hepatitis B vaccination

About hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is transmitted via blood-to-bloodstream contact. Untreated, hepatitis C can lead to cirrhosis and serious liver disease. Effective treatments are available.

World-wide, there are an estimated 71 million people living with chronic hepatitis C - 170,000 of them in Australia.

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Hepatitis C transmission

Hepatitis C treatment

About Hepatitis SA

Hepatitis SA is a non-profit, community-based organisation that provides information, education and support services to South Australians affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C. This includes people with hepatitis B or C, their family and friends, and professionals who support them. We also provide hepatitis C and clean needle program (CNP) peer education and support services, and operate a CNP secondary site.

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