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.
Hepatitis SA will be facilitating SMART Recovery Groups every Wednesday at 5:30pm (except public holidays) beginning 3rd January 2018.
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?
Ms McNeill previously served almost five years as First Assistant Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Division - part of a 20 year career in public service.
For GPs who deal with a host of ailments and don’t see many patients with hepatitis C, lack of familiarity with treatment guidelines and specialist support pathways are barriers to prescribing.
A documentary from the NOhep campaign covering the efforts of activists, policymakers, patients and professionals to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 – and where to from here.
Read it now - Grow your own liver; Hep B & Primary Care; Australia Leads in HCV Treatment; Hepatitis E; Living Books; Prison & BBVs; World Hepatitis Day
About 24 Australians die each week from hepatitis B or hepatitis C. That's some 1,237 needless deaths each year.
World Hepatitis Day (28 July) is a reminder that Australians cannot afford to rest on our laurels.
South Australia introduced its - and Australia's - first Prisons Blood-Borne Virus Prevention Action Plan this week.