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 and present.
We are seeking applications from a person interested in joining the Hepatitis Australia Board as a Community Board Member.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Kids & Hepatitis quiz and draw. The winner is Normahdi. There were 306 people who entered the quiz, 260 answered the bonus question. We hope everyone enjoyed the quiz and learnt something useful! If you haven't seen the quiz yet, you can still check it out here.
Update your knowledge about blood-safety and viral hepatitis with a free online education session from the Hep SA education team.
Thank you to everyone who entered the LiverBetterLife Riverland Roadshow draw. The winner is Angel H. There were 86 entries in the draw.
Hepatitis SA is marking World Hepatitis Day 2022 with our annual WHD Quiz - this year on Kids & Hepatitis, a micro-elimination campaign in the Riverland and mini activities for targeted audiences.
Read the latest issue online now — A new hepatitis? | Riverland Roadshow| Interview with Amber Malik | 13th Viral Hep Conference report | Point of Care Testing Success | Leftover Liver Disease | Mobile Health Apps
Australia still has a long way to go to achieve its National Hepatitis B Strategy targets aimed at eliminating the disease by 2030.
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.