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.

Improving Liver Cancer Detection | Mother-Baby HBV Transmission | Breastfeeding is Safe with Hep B | Health Expos | POC Testing | Prisons: The Weakest Link | 10 Strategies for Prisons | In Our Library | Contacts

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

Australian policy makers must act to reduce the spread of blood-borne viruses (BBVs) in prisons or we won’t be able to achieve critical public health goals like eliminating hepatitis C. This was the call in a consensus statement released by the Harm Reduction in Prisons Working Group.

Read the latest issue online now Research Funding | Australia's Biggest Quiz | New Online Resources | Liver Self-Repair | Jake's Story | Hep C Elimination | What's On / CNP Info | In Our Library

The Hepatitis SA Annual Report for 2021-22 is now available. Download it, view it on Issuu or click through to read it here.

Read the latest issue online now — It's Your Right | Liver Self-Repair | New Hepatitis Update | Hepatitis A | Australia's Biggest Quiz | World Hepatitis Day | John's Story | Overdose Awareness Day

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

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.


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.

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 - 130,000 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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