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.

Read the latest issue online now It's Your Right | Finding 50,000 | Prehistory of Hep B | Paul Harvey | Naloxone Take-Home Pilot | HCV Testing in Pregnancy | Kirby Institute | Antihistamines vs Liver Cancer | What's On / CNP Info | In Our Library

Update your knowledge about blood-safety and viral hepatitis with a free online education session from the Hep SA education team.

Read the latest issue online now GP & Nurse Education | Rapid Hep C Testing | Hep B Targets | Hep C Targets | Hep Elimination in Indigenous Australia | What's On? / CNP Info | In Our Library

Despite having been one of the countries leading in the global campaign to eliminate viral hepatitis, Australia may now not meet its 2022 national hepatitis C treatment target or the 2030 global target.

Australia still has a long way to go to achieve its National Hepatitis B Strategy targets aimed at eliminating the disease by 2030.

Read the latest issue online now — WHD Quiz Winners | DAAs in Africa | Haemophilia & Hep C | Shattered Webinars | Overdose Awareness | Naloxone | In Our Library | What's On? / CNP Info

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Stop B. Cure C. quiz and draw. The winners are K. Willison and L. Christian. If you haven't seen the quiz yet, you can still check it out here. There were 463 people who entered the quiz, with 352 entries for the bonus questions. We hope you all enjoyed the quiz and learnt something useful for you and your family!

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.

Specialist Library at Your Fingertips

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.

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 - 226,000 of them in Australia.

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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 - 130,000 of them in Australia.

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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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