Hepatitis SA acknowledges and respects the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the unceded ancestral land from which we work. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
An estimated 200,000 fewer people received hepatitis screening in 2020 compared to the expected number based on 2019 numbers. This was a result of people putting off medical consultations due to COVID-19. Unfortunately putting off action on hepatitis can lead to dire consequences.
Hepatitis C was one of the unintended consequences of haemophilia treatment before blood products could be tested for the virus. Since the introduction of new cures for hepatitis C in 2016, most people with haemophilia in Australia have been cured of the infection.
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The Pfizer vaccine should be routinely offered to women at any stage of pregnancy and vaccination should be recommended for women who are breastfeeding.
These are among the latest updates from the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) advice on the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines on people with underlying liver or gastrointestinal disease, including 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.
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.
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.