Tag: Hepatitis C

World Hepatitis Day Parliamentary Event

Australia has been urged to accelerate action to eliminate hepatitis B and hepatitis C, with Health Minister Mark Butler MP addressing a renewed push to curb the epidemics. He spoke …

60-Second HCV Test Approved

The INSTI HCV Antibody point-of-care test has received approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration, meaning it can now be used widely in Australia. This test is a single-use, rapid, flow-through …

Refugee Week: Resources for Your Health – and Your Liver

Refugees and migrants have a variety of different health needs, shaped by experiences in country of origin, migration journey, host country’s policies, and living/working conditions.

The UK’s Infected Blood Scandal: An Explainer

The infected blood scandal has been labeled the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Over 3,000 people have died as a result of receiving contaminated blood.

Budget 2024 – What’s in it for Viral Hepatitis

There's some welcome funding for the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis but it's disappointing to note that hepatitis B again gets a back seat.

Global Elimination: Low-Middle Income Countries Need New Financing Strategies

Direct-acting antivirals is the most effective weapon in the fight to eliminate hepatitis C, but access is very dependent on which country you're in.

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Past Hep B No Cancer Risk for People Cured of Hep C

For a long time it has been standard practice to recommend anyone living with hepatitis C to get vaccinated against hepatitis B, as the two viruses together can put more …

Cash Rewards for Hep C Treatment

A study is exploring whether cash rewards would motivate people to start hepatitis C treatment, and if it does, what level of payment is needed.

Alcohol No Barrier to SVR

Research finds alcohol does not reduce chances of successful hepatitis C treatment.

Liver Cancer Control Roadmap

The elimination of hepatitis B and hepatitis C is one of the key strategies outlined in a set of guidelines addressing the alarming rise of liver cancer cases and associated …

Hepatitis C Drug Resistance

Direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C have proven to be a spectacular success, being able to cure more than 95% of people who have been living with the …

Waking to a New Life

Maureen Cook went from worrying about how long she had to live to planning for a whole new life. It only took her 23 years. “I only found out I …

How Hepatitis C Hides from the Immune System

Danish scientists have solved the question of how the hepatitis C virus hides in humans.

Hepatitis C Stigma and Discrimination in a Post-Cure World

Does the advent of effective hepatitis cure herald a transition to a truly ‘post-cure world'?

Treatment Barriers for Rural Aboriginal South Australians

Hepatitis C infection in indigenous communities is increasing while rate decreases in the wider community.

Creating a Hep C Home Test—with AI

The world could soon come to rely on at-home tests for many diseases thanks in part to "AI"-fuelled improvements.

Bringing Testing to Community

Hepatitis C rapid testing will soon be coming to aboriginal communities in regional South Australia.

Jake’s Story: Haemophilia & the Hepatitis C Cure

For Jake managing hepatitis C and taking care of his liver health has been a long journey, but every step has been worthwhile.

It’s Your Right in SA

New hep C testing/treatment campaign’s successes The Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership (EC Australia) was created in 2018 to bring together researchers, scientists, government, health services and community organisations to …

Haemophilia & Childhood Hep C

For most people who live with haemophilia and were exposed to hepatitis C through their treatment products, before proper testing was introduced, the diagnosis experience was more than 30 years …

PROMPt Study Success

Suppose for a moment that you are one of thousands of people around the world each year who confront the possibility that they may have contracted the hepatitis C virus. …

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Hepatitis and Children: Part 2 – Hepatitis B and C

In our last post we looked at the mysterious new form of hepatitis affecting young children. But what about hepatitis B and hepatitis C, which are already well known problems …

Hepatitis and Children: Part 1 – The Mystery

An unusual, and probably new, form of hepatitis has appeared in a number of countries this year, first being noticed in the UK, then spreading to Spain and the Netherlands …

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Connections Improve Hepatitis C Care for People who are Homeless

Aaron* was shocked when his hepatitis C rapid test came back positive. When he was approached by a nurse and peer worker at the Hutt Street Centre to get tested, …