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COVID-19 and viral hepatitis FAQs  in English, Korean, Chinese

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Hepatitis NSW, May 2020 Since the COVID-19 virus is so new and can be life threatening, there are many unknown factors at play. This is even more so for people with pre-existing health conditions to consider. To help address those concerns and to answer the frequently asked questions, Hepatitis NSW has now compiled a number of online resources.  All pages are based on the most up to date...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), HIV & hepatitis C: What you need to know

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CATIE (Canada), 17 March 2020 An HIV-positive person on effective treatment is not expected to be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 A person with untreated HIV or a low CD4+ cell count may be at higher risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 People with HIV or hepatitis C are more likely to have other conditions that carry a greater risk of becoming seriously ill with...

What’s new in HIV and hep C? An update for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), June 2019 This Deadly Sex Update webinar provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community workers with an introduction and the latest news in hepatitis C and HIV. The information presented supports health workers to discuss key messages with clients and the community around hep C and HIV, including...

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...

Liver cancer death rate rising: study

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SBS News, 9/4/19 The rate of liver cancer deaths and diagnoses has increased substantially in the past three decades, yet researchers say little has been done to help Australians most at risk. While it is considered a relatively rare type of cancer – nearly 2000 people were diagnosed in 2014 – the high mortality rate and increasing incidence of diagnosis has been concerning...

Cultural and linguistic diversity of people living with chronic hepatitis B

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Cultural and linguistic diversity of people living with chronic hepatitis B in 2011–2016: changing migration, shifting epidemiology Aust NZ J Public Health. 2018; 42:441-3; doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12826 Abstract Objective: To estimate the cultural and linguistic diversity in Australians currently living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), the majority of whom were born overseas, and to identify trends...

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