World Hepatitis Day 2020
World Hepatitis Day is marked globally on 28 July.
On World Hepatitis Day in 2020 by talking to our friends, family or a doctor we can work towards the worldwide goal of hepatitis elimination by 2030.
A NOHEP FUTURE
Imagine a future without hepatitis C. Can we achieve this in the Australian bleeding disorders community?
New revolutionary hepatitis C treatments are widely available in Australia.
Australians with bleeding disorders have been cured of hep C. Hear what they have to say about their experience.
- Very high cure rates
- Tablets not injections
- Few if any side effects.
Have you been cured of hep C?
Ask your hepatitis specialist or GP if you need follow-up for your liver health. For example, if you have cirrhosis and have successful treatment, you will still need ongoing care of your liver.
Do you have hepatitis C?
Many Australians with bleeding disorders and hep C have had treatment and been cured – but some may not even know they have hep C.
You could be at risk
Don't put it off!
- Find out your hep C status if you don't know
- Hep C can be cured. Treatment is simple
- Ask your doctor about liver health monitoring if you have been cured
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?
As a Partner in the national World Hepatitis Day Campaign, HFA works with Hepatitis Australia and State and Territory Foundations on the annual national awareness campaign and is committed to making a difference on hepatitis C in Australia.
- Start the conversation - if you know someone who might have hep C and doesn't know, or hasn't taken up treatment yet, or has been cured but may need ongoing liver checks
Visit the national World Hepatitis Day website
Read more about treatment and people with bleeding disorders on the HFA website
Read more about curing hep C on the Hepatitis Australia website
Date last reviewed: 16 July 2020
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