Shine a Spotlight on Liver Disease for World Cancer Day

Media Release: 3 February 2018 Shine a Spotlight on Liver Disease for World Cancer Day On Sunday 4 February 2018 – World Cancer Day – Hepatitis ACT  joins with thousands of organisations globally and locally in highlighting the devastating impact cancer can have on individuals, families and communities across the world. Hepatitis ACT Executive Officer […]

A Timely Reminder: Hepatitis A is Vaccine-Preventable.

Following 27 confirmed hepatitis A cases in 9 months affecting men who have sex with men (MSM) (and to a lesser extent people who inject drugs) in Victoria, and a further 13 cases in South Australia since November 2017, senior public health officials in those states have issued advice promoting hepatitis A vaccinations. There have […]

Great progress on viral hepatitis but still too early to celebrate

HEPATITIS AUSTRALIA Media Release 6 November 2017 The number of Australians living with hepatitis C and advanced liver disease has fallen for the first time in ten years but elimination of the virus remains uncertain, according to campaigners. Published today, the Kirby Institute’s latest Annual Surveillance Report on HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible Infections […]

2017 Hepatitis C Change Makers

Hepatitis ACT congratulates the 18 hepatitis C change makers recognised for their innovative, replicable, scalable, feasible and meaningful impacts in hepatitis C elimination. In particular we acknowledge the three Australian recipients: Helen Tyrrell (Hepatitis Australia), Melanie Eagle (Hepatitis Victoria) and Professor Greg Dore (UNSW; St Vincent’s Hospital). The Economist Intelligence Unit HCV C Change Makers […]

It is now easier for GPs to prescribe hepatitis C treatment

Changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule in 2016 have made it possible for GPs to prescribe treatment to patients with hepatitis C. With nearly 90% of these patients yet to receive their treatment, your clinic can really make a difference! Testing and treating patients is simple: new treatments result in virtually no side effects and […]

HEPATITIS A CASES POTENTIALLY LINKED TO FROZEN BERRIES

Hepatitis ACT has learned of recent concerns about a small number of cases nationally of hepatitis A apparently linked to a batch of frozen berries. At the time of writing there has been three cases reported (one in each of Victoria, Queensland and South Australia). Entyce Food Ingredients has recalled their 300g ‘Creative Gourmet Mix […]