World Hepatitis Day 2018

World Hepatitis Day is marked globally on 28 July.


Hepatitis C cure - why miss out
World Hepatitis Alliance has committed to eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030.

Imagine a future without hepatitis C. Can we achieve this in the Australian bleeding disorders community?


New revolutionary hepatitis C treatments are now available in Australia.

  • High cure rates - 95% overall
  • Few if any side effects.

We are pleased to hear from Haemophilia Treatment Centres that most people with bleeding disorders have now been treated and cured of their hep C.

However, there are still some people with bleeding disorders who have not yet taken up treatment - or perhaps don't even know they have hep C.

Who is at risk?

  • If you received a blood product before 1993 – even as a baby – you could be at risk.
  • Is this you or someone you know? Have you ever been tested for hep C? If not, now is the time to be tested - and have treatment, if it turns out you do have hep C!

Don't put it off!

  • Is life too busy to get hep C treatment?
  • Are you sick of clinics and appointments? Get hep C off your list! 
  • Talk to your doctor about quick and easy solutions. Get cured today!
  • Is it too hard to get to a hepatitis clinic? Talk to your local doctor and see what arrangements can be made to have your tests and treatments locally. Show your doctor the GP Fact Sheet on hepatitis C and bleeding disorders.
What else can you do?
  • Spread the message  - if you know someone who might have hep C and doesn't know, or hasn't taken up treatment yet, let them know about the new treatments

As a Partner in the national World Hepatitis Day Campaign, HFA works  with Hepatitis Australia and State and Territory Foundations on the annual national awareness campaign and is committed to making a difference on hepatitis C in Australia.


Visit the national World Hepatitis Day website

Read more about treatment and people with bleeding disorders on the HFA website

Read more about the new treatments on the Hepatitis Australia website 

Date last reviewed: 19 July 2018
Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information.
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