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New website presents personal experiences of hepatitis C, treatment, and life after cure

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Hepatitis NSW, July 2022 VitalVoicesOnHepC.org is Australia’s first dedicated website presenting carefully researched personal stories of hep C, treatment and life after cure. The website has two purposes. Firstly, it aims to support people living with hep C in thinking about and/or having treatment. Secondly, it aims to inform the public about hep C and what can be done about it...

Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C

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Young, J., Ablona, A., Klassen, B.J. et al. Implementing community-based Dried Blood Spot (DBS) testing for HIV and hepatitis C: a qualitative analysis of key facilitators and ongoing challenges. BMC Public Health 22, 1085 (2022). Abstract: Background In 2018, the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) invited gay, bisexual, trans, queer men and Two-Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q) at Pride...

What health strategies could help achieve hepatitis C elimination?

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, Wednesday, 6 April 2022 The World Health Organization has set an ambitious target to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. Some countries, including Australia, have made good progress, but if elimination is to be achieved, existing health strategies need to be scaled up and targeted toward the people most at risk, according to new research from the Kirby...

‘I’m over the moon!’: patient-perceived outcomes of hepatitis C treatment

I’m over the moon!’: patient-perceived outcomes of hepatitis C treatment Davoud Pourmarzi, Andrew Smirnov, Lisa Hall, Gerard FitzGerald, and Tony Rahman Australian Journal of Primary Health 26(4) 319-324 Submitted: 22 January 2020  Accepted: 29 April 2020   Published: 25 June 2020 Abstract Understanding patient-perceived outcomes is crucial for assessing the effectiveness and acceptability of...

New ‘Syphilis Is Still Out There’ Campaign for Health Professionals

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The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) & SHINE SA, May 2020 The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) and SHINE SA have released a new social media campaign for health professionals. The campaign aims to raise awareness of syphilis screening and treatment during COVID-19. Syphilis Is Still Out There Campaign for Health Professionals While we deal with the...

In contrast to Australia’s success with hepatitis C, our response to hepatitis B is lagging

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The Conversation, October 15th, 2019 Around one-third of Australians living with hepatitis C have been cured in the last four years. Australia’s response to hepatitis C is seen as a leading example around the world, and the elimination of the disease as a major public health threat is looking like an increasingly achievable goal. But the situation is much less promising for Australians living...

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