Learn more about Hepatitis
The word hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, which is the body's normal response to infection and toxic stimuli.
The liver defends itself by trying to destroy or seal off viruses, damaged liver tissue or dangerous substances such as chemicals, alcohol or other drugs. This inflammatory response can protect against infection or substance but may also cause damage in itself. .Viral hepatitiscan be caused by any of the six hepatitis viruses which are identified as A, B, C, D, E and G.read About Hepatitis
HepatitisWA (Inc) is a non-profit community-based organisation providing free services to the community. HepatitisWA aims to assist in obtaining the best possible care and support for people affected by hepatitis.
Objectives: The objectives of HepatitisWA are to minimise the personal and socio-economic impact for people affected by viral hepatitis; provide an information service about viral hepatitis; assist in preventing the transmission of viral hepatitis; promote community awareness of viral hepatitis; contribute to the community, state and national viral hepatitis initiatives; influence public health policy, practice and law in relation to viral hepatitis.
We stand for confidentiality of client information, a non-judgemental and non-discriminatory approach to clients, harm reduction as the basis of primary prevention, strategic alliances with relevant groups and organisations, services of high quality based upon professionally trained staff and volunteers, aholistic approach to client needs, their carers and health as a right, not a privilege!
HepatitisWA is made up of diverse and dedicated members, staff and volunteers in a friendly and open culture where everyone is welcome.
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