World Hepatitis Day
Sunday, 28 July 2019
A NOHEP FUTURE
Today on World Hepatitis Day we join the global commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.
Imagine a future without hepatitis C. Can we achieve this in the Australian bleeding disorders community?
WHY MISS OUT ON A HEP C CURE?
New revolutionary hepatitis C treatments are widely available in Australia.
- Very high cure rates
- Tablets not injections
- Few if any side effects.
Have you been cured of hep C?
Are we on the way to eliminating hepatitis C in the Australian bleeding disorders community? Haemophilia Treatment Centres are collecting data to find out which patients have been cured of hep C and their current liver health. You can help this work by making sure your HTC has your results for:
- your hepatitis C treatment
- your latest HCV PCR test
- your most recent liver health test/fibroscan.
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 to have liver health checks regularly.
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!
- Is life too busy to get hep C testing and treatment?
- Are you sick of clinics and appointments? Get hep C off your list!
- Talk to your doctor about quick and easy solutions. Get cured today!
- Is it too hard to get to a hepatitis clinic? Talk to your local doctor and see what arrangements can be made to have your tests and treatments locally. Show your doctor the GP Fact Sheet on hepatitis C and bleeding disorders.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?
- Spread the message - if you know someone who might have hep C and doesn't know, or hasn't taken up treatment yet, let them know about the new treatments
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.
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
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Date last reviewed: 28 July 2019