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The stages of chronic hepatitis B infection has been given a makeover. Is it time for Hep B Bear to move aside?

On International Nurses Day, Hepatitis SA acknowledges the wonderful work of South Australia's viral hepatitis nurses - the skilled, friendly interface between the community and the specialists.

The Phamarceutical Benefits Advisory Committee has recommended the listing of tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.

If we look at the skills that are helpful in developing emotional strength and at how to deal with the flip side - corrosive attitudes, we can start to develop a stepped approach to better health.

As Australians with hepatitis C are being cured at unprecedented rates, those living with hepatitis B are looking forward to a new treatment which promises the same efficacy as current drugs but with less toxic side effects.

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) have published information for health professionals to help them manage the new hepatitis C treatments.

This article has been updated to include the new hepatitis C treatment consensus guidelines from January 2017.

South Australian hepatitis B community education projects are but a small selection of the 40 projects progressively being implemented Australia-wide.

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has warned that direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medicines for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been associated with reactivation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in people with a current or previous HBV infection.

Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations are now open for the Australian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference 2017.

The Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) have published a January 2017 update of the hepatitis C virus infection consensus statement.

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for clean needle programs to be introduced in prisons to protect both staff and inmates and reduce the spread of blood borne viruses.

Highlights - Hepatitis B Community Education, Hep B treatment uptake in SA, Celebrations with the Big Issue, LiveR Life comes to SA, AMA calls for needle exchange program in prisons

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