FAR more needs to be done to prevent a worrying spike in the incidence of liver cancer, say two Australian authors of a new study looking at the global burden and causes of the disease.Read More
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This new paper prepared by Hepatitis Australia, in partnership with AIVL, AFAO and NAPWHA, explores the current responses to blood borne viruses in Australian prisons and puts forward initial strategies to pave the way for a more effective and equitable approach for the prevention, management and treatment of BBVs in Australia’s prisons.Read More
We are today mourning the loss of a great advocate and reflecting on the invaluable contributions of one of the country’s most dedicated advocates. Adjunct Associate Professor Levinia Crooks, AM passed away today, 16 October 2017.Read More
As the Child Abuse Royal Commission draws to a close, the lingering question is what happens to the children, now adults, who were so badly abused. Many are left with life-long mental and physical illnesses like Russell Clark. He turned to drug use after escaping the boarding school where he was raped and beaten and has a legacy of hepatitis C and 3 liver transplants.Read More
The Economist Intelligence Unit - HCV Change Makers 2017 programme acknowledges HCV innovators doing exemplary work in multi-stakeholder approaches, screening and technology. In 2016 two Australians were included and this year there are three.Read More
Hepatitis Australia offers our support to the LGBTI+ community during the current national conversation and postal survey on marriage equality and we strongly support the call for a measured and respectful discussion about this important human rights issue.Read More