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.
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.
Hepatitis B and C affect women differently to men, and women are more susceptible to alcohol related liver disease.
This week is the five-year anniversary of a breakthrough in hepatitis C treatments, when new, affordable and highly effective treatments became available through the PBS.
Alan tells his story about a trip to the Dentist that went pear-shaped...
“Treatment of hepatitis C has never been easier,” said Professor Alex Thompson, Director of the Department of Gastroenterology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
Hepatitis CEO Melanie Eagle talks about the 'miracle cures' and what more needs to be done
Herald report points to the need for more awareness
Stigma has a devastating impact. What do those living with hep C want and what do healthcare workers need to know?
Wednesday 1 March marks the first anniversary of new miracle treatments for hepatitis C becoming widely available in Australia. Nearly 15% have taken the lifesaving cure, but more than 200,000 who could have been, but are not yet cured.
More than 30,000 hepatitis C patients in Australia have been treated with revolutionary drugs since their listing on the PBS in March last year.