Only 2.3% of South Australia’s population is Indigenous, yet almost a quarter (22%) of people in the State’s prison system are Aboriginal. The prison population is also rife with blood-borne viruses, including hepatitis B and C—viruses which also disproportionately affect Indigenous people in the general population.
Theme: No one left behind
Abstract submissions close on Monday, 2nd April 2018.
Hepatitis SA facilitates SMART Recovery Groups every Wednesday at 5:30pm, excluding public holidays. Groups are held at the rear of 3 Hackney Rd.
The US FDA has approved a new hepatitis B vaccine - the first in 25 years. Heplisav-B is given as two doses within one month, instead of three doses over six months.
World Hepatitis Summit; Dr Yunupingu's Legacy; Anchorage Consensus; Reaching Out to Baby Boomers; Hep B & the Chinese Community; In Our Library; Overdose Day 2017
The prevalence of hepatitis C and hepatitis B in Australian prisons is higher than in in the wider community, but prison settings also present an opportunity for testing, monitoring and treatment.
Salt is so much a part of what we eat daily. When our doctors tell us to eliminate or reduce salt from our diet, many of us find that it's easier said than done.
How do we start? Is there only one way to do it? Are there options?
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 SA facilitates SMART Recovery Groups every Wednesday at 5:30pm.
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 - 213,300 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 - 233,000 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.