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Save a life by Drinking a Coffee

HepatitisWA wants to grow awareness in the local community about the new lifesaving hepatitis C treatment. After discovering an organisation called Paper Cup Project that partners with local not-for-profits, artists and cafes we believed that placing our message on a...

What it means to have HIV

(Video - 5.45 min) HepatitisWA with the support of Health WA (Department of Health) and in consultation with a number of organisations developed a video designed specifically for Aboriginal people who have been recently diagnosed with HIV. The video uses creative,...

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...

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...

New Hep C Medicines Available on the PBS from March 2016

On the 20th December 2015 Health Minister, Hon Sussan Ley announced that the new hepatitis C treatments will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme from the 1st of March 2016. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help provide an accurate...