Most accidental overdoses in Australia - especially South Australia - are from prescription drugs, mainly painkillers and sleeping tablets. Many of these deaths can be prevented with a drug that reverses the effects of opioids.
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The 2020-25 Hepatitis SA Strategic Plan has been released. Click through to read or download.
If you have ever been infected by hepatitis B, cancer treatment which suppresses your immune system can allow the virus to reactivate – even if your body had dealt with it successfully before.
Reactivation can lead to liver failure, death or sub-optimal cancer treatment.
For more than 15 years Howard struggled with chronic hepatitis C. In 2016 he went on a course of two tablets a day for 12 weeks... and got his life back.
At its March meeting, the PBAC has recommended the removal of age restrictions from all PBS listings of hepatitis C DAA regimens.
Australians from all walks of life can have hepatitis B or C, but a third of a million aren’t coming forward for vital treatment that can save their lives.
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 - 240,000 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 - 170,000 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.