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Hepatitis C Testing: Knowing is the first step

Many thousands of people in Australia have hep C but don’t’ know they have it. This may be because people don’t understand how hep C is transmitted or because usually there are no obvious signs when a person first comes in contact with the virus. It is important to...

There is a new medical record system called My Health Record.

My Health Record is an online database designed to keep all your medical records in one place, operated by the Australian Government. This information describes the benefits and risks to help you make an informed decision, and talks about how to opt out if you do not...

World Hepatitis Day – Why Miss Out? Campaign

HepatitisWA proudly support the Hepatitis Australia National Campaign for 2018 'Why Miss Out' In 2016 Australia became a world leader in access to new treatments to cure hepatitis C, which is available under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) via prescription by...

Viral Hepatitis 11th Australasian Conference: 13 – 15th August 2018

Theme - No one left behind: We are in an exciting time. We have the opportunity to impact viral hepatitis in a way never before possible. However, as with every great endeavour, there is the risk that some people will miss the opportunities afforded by recent advances...

Tattoos: Trendy, edgy, artsy… risky?

Most people may not consider getting a tattoo to be a risky behaviour in relation to blood-borne viruses - trendy, edgy or artsy yes, but few consider it to be risky. In most cases tattooing is actually safe. If you have money and can go to a registered parlour, there...

Spotlight on New Hepatitis C Medicines

As of the 1st of March the new hepatitis C medicines are available to the community through the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS). This is welcome news for people living with and affected by hepatitis C, and the general community. Congratulations to Health Minister...