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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Guide to South Australian community pharmacies which dispense the new hepatitis C medicines.

What is hepatitis?

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 viruses like the hepatitis A, B, C, D and E viruses.

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About Hepatitis SA

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.

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