When Nguyen Van Son was diagnosed with hepatitis B in 1996 he suspected he had contracted the disease in Vietnam, before coming to Australia in 1982. While initially he wasn’t given much information, his doctor predicted it may “bite right back at him”. These words proved true, as his hepatitis B had progressed to cancer and a tumour discovered on his liver.
October was Liver Awareness Month, and our campaign across social media, web, HEPChat and podcast platforms recognised the importance of liver health and the causes of liver disease, which have a devastating effect on patients and families.
When Chloe went to her GP to have a hepatitis B test she was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. While this came as a surprise to Chloe, statistically it’s not unusual. 1 in 4 people in Victoria have fatty liver disease, and this number is rising.
LiverWELL invites you to our free health coaching for chronic disease self-management in November.
Mandy Ritchie, Bendigo local, was diagnosed with hepatitis C during her first pregnancy. Now she seeks to help those at risk of contracting the virus.
You're invited to the 2021 StreetShots Awards Ceremony
The 2021 Recognition Awards were announced at LiverWELL's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12th October.
In the medical industry, they say you always have one instance that’ll eternally stay with you. It could be a moment, a patient is saved, a heartbreaking turn of events. For Swati Kataria, it was the presence of one man.
Ilbijerri Theatre Company are about to to release Viral, a film about hepatitis C in Aboriginal communities.
Jen Anderson estimates she contracted hepatitis C in the late 1970s. She was later diagnosed in the early 1990s before seeking treatment in 2012, feeling optimistic about break-through antiviral medication.
I’m a post-graduate student in Public Health and Health Administration. I have a keen interest in the impact of social change on health and hope to reflect the same in my career.