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Hepatitis C CURE available now Campaign
HepatitisWA has launched a new state-wide campaign to coincide with Hepatitis Awareness Week 2017, starting on Monday 24th July and ending on Friday July 28 (World Hepatitis Day).
The campaign ‘Hepatitis C CURE available now’ aims to create awareness to the general public in Western Australia and to encourage people living with hepatitis C to get more information about being treated.
It is estimated that there are more than 20,000 people living with chronic hepatitis C in Western Australia. The good news is hepatitis C can be cured for most people. The new medicines, known as direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are taken orally, are more effective and have less side-effects.
The number of weeks that people need to be on treatment has also reduced, the medicine is effective in curing hepatitis C in more than 95% of people and is available for free to all Australians* over the age of 18.
*The Australian Government has listed the medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). You will be charged the usual co-payment price for the dispensing fee of each prescription.
For more information on the campaign, please download this PDF.
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Treat it, Beat it Campaign
Baby boomers are being targeted in the new HepatitisWA campaign “Treat it. Beat it”. The campaign is designed to promote the new interferon-free treatments that are now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to treat hepatitis C in Australia.
People can go to their GP to be tested or to access these treatments to “Treat it and Beat it” or they can contact HepatitisWA for more information on (08) 9328 8538.
The campaign was released in January and is being promoted via social media and web realms.
Go... See Your GP Campaign
The “Go… See Your GP Campaign” is an initiative from HepatitisWA in the wake of new hepatitis C treatments being approved by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) targeting baby boomers to “go see their GP” and get tested for hepatitis C. The campaign was initially launched in May 2016. HepatitisWA installed window advertising at our premises in Northbridge accessing local foot traffic and cars that drive past Aberdeen St. This campaign also was advertised utilising APN billboard advertising for Hepatitis Awareness Week 2016.
Speak Out Campaign
Many people have experienced stigma or discrimination because they are living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
Stigmatising or discriminating against another person, or a group of people, can be subtle or sometimes direct and is often because other people fear or do not understand viral hepatitis. Regardless, this can have devastating effects for the person living with hepatitis.
By sharing your experiences of hepatitis related stigma and discrimination we can start to create change.
The Speak Out questionnaire enables us to collect some valuable information that will help inform strategies to address stigma and discrimination and provides an opportunity for you to share your experiences with others.
This time around Speak Out is also open to those who may have witnessed a person with hepatitis being subject to stigma or discrimination. This could be a carer, partner, relative or a support worker.
Speak Out allows you to tell your story in a way that is confidential. While we do hope to share your story here on the website we do ask you if this is OK and how you would like your story signed. When sharing your story with us it important to talk about the context of the situation but please remember this is not an opportunity to name and shame those involved. To ensure privacy any names used in your story (people or services) will be removed or altered.
If you have experienced hepatitis related stigma or discrimination and would like to discuss this with someone you can contact the hepatitis organisation in your state or territory on 1800 437 222.