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Reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-indigenous Australians took a battering in 2023 when the referendum on constitutional recognition of our country’s first people was defeated.

There's some welcome funding for the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis but it's disappointing to note that hepatitis B again gets a back seat.

The Fourth World Hepatitis Summit has called for a reset and re-invigoration of the world's response to hepatitis. Delivered at the close of the Summit on 11 April, the Declaration outlined three key steps:

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

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2024 Global Hepatitis Report, the number of lives lost due to viral hepatitis is increasing. The disease is the second leading infectious cause of death globally -- with 1.3 million deaths per year, the same as tuberculosis, a top infectious killer, second only to COVID-19.

Introducing HepSA Community News, the shared online space for our HepSAY blog and the quarterly Hepatitis SA Community News.

An innovative University of Sydney study is underway to explore whether paying someone a cash incentive would motivate them to start hepatitis C treatment, and if it does, what is the sweet spot. The study will also look at whether paying a GP to prescribe hepatitis C treatment will increase treatment initiation rate.

In this issue:

Celebrating 100 issues | In Memory of Mark Tiller | Hep C Drug Resistance | In Our Library: Living Well with Hepatitis | Community News - a Look Back | Waking to a New Life...

Read them here.

The elimination of hepatitis B and hepatitis C is one of the key strategies outlined in a set of guidelines addressing the alarming rise of liver cancer cases and associated deaths in Australia.

Hep B Trends Falling Short | Harm Reduction | How Hep C Hides From the Immune System | Life in a Post-Cure World | The Voice to Parliament | World Hepatitis Day 2023 | In Our Library

New research have shown that the hepatitis C virus is extremely good at mutating in response to anti-viral drugs and developing resistance to them. This is a growing issue for direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) which have had phenomenal success in treating hepatitis C, curing 95 per cent of people who have been living with the virus. Read the full article.

“You’re the Voice” has taken on new meaning as the anthem of the Yes movement supporting the Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

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