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.
Commonwealth funded GP Respiratory Clinics are now operating around the Adelaide metro area. Here's what you need to know.
In the current COVID situation, until there are effective vaccines or treatments, the only effective safeguard we have is being careful in how we interact with others.
There are many reasons why we tell stories. We tell them to be heard, to pass on wisdom, to gain perspective and to document information that may be useful later.
Professor Dore led the first international hepatitis C therapy trials to include study populations of people who inject drugs.
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