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World Hepatitis Day 2017

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A documentary from the NOhep campaign covering the efforts of activists, policymakers, patients and professionals to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 – and where to from here.

Share your opinion and experience of the difficulties of living with hepatitis C and receive $100.

About 24 Australians die each week from hepatitis B or hepatitis C. That's some 1,237 needless deaths each year.

World Hepatitis Day (28 July) is a reminder that Australians cannot afford to rest on our laurels.

South Australia introduced its - and Australia's - first Prisons Blood-Borne Virus Prevention Action Plan this week.

In Associate Professor Jill Benson's early career, hepatitis B was regarded as a 'rare' illness.

Australian health experts are callilng for more attention on hepatitis B treatment, according to an SBS report this week.

You have viral hepatitis and know you need to eat well to maintain quality of life. But having access to fresh, healthy food consistently can be a lot of hard work. 

Hep SA Educators Make it Simple as ABC

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.

Hep C DAAs - Community Dispensers

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 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.

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About hepatitis B

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 - 213,300 of them in Australia.

More on hepatitis B

Hepatitis B transmission

Hepatitis B vaccination

About hepatitis C

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 - 233,000 of them in Australia.

More on hepatitis C

Hepatitis C transmission

Hepatitis C treatment

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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