Hepatitis SA acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Kaurna people and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
In a rare alignment, Australia's 2021 world hepatitis day campaign is adopting the global theme - Hep Can't Wait. One of the widely seen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is people putting off seeing their doctors. Unfortunately, for some conditions, there can be dire consequences if you wait. Hepatitis is one of those.
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No concerns are anticipated on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines on people with underlying liver or gastrointestinal disease, according to an updated advice from the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). This includes people with immunocompromised conditions or who are on immunosuppressants.
SA Health has launched a new website with South Australian COVID-19 information and statistics easily available at a click.
Find out more about the planned COVID-19 vaccine rollout in South Australia.
Support booklet and appendix from EC Australia in partnership with Hepatitis SA for General Practitioners treating people with hepatitis C.
The Australian Government's Take Home Naloxone pilot project to help prevent accidental overdose has been extended to June 2022. Most accidental overdoses in Australia - especially South Australia - are from prescription drugs, mainly painkillers and sleeping tablets. Many of these deaths can be prevented with the drug Naloxone which reverses the effects of opioids.
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.
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.
Guide to South Australian community pharmacies which dispense the new hepatitis C medicines.
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.
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 - 226,000 of them in Australia.
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 - 130,000 of them in Australia.
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.