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Hepatitis (or 'Hep') C is a blood-borne infection that damages the liver and causes liver cancer.
Because Hep C often doesn't have any symptoms, many people with Hep C don't know they have it.
Most people with Hep C have not been treated.
Hepatitis C can be cured. Treatment is simple and effective with a cure rate of 95%. Treatment today consists of 1-3 tablets a day, for 8 to 12 weeks, with little to no side effects.
The World Health Organisation and the Australian Government have set a target for viral hepatitis to be eliminated by 2030. That's why it's even more important to spread the word about Hep C and make sure that everyone that is at risk of infection gets a blood test.
Everyone should be tested for hepatitis C, even those without symptoms or known liver disease. Testing for Hepatitis C is especially important if you:
People with an ongoing risk of exposure should have a yearly Hepatitis C PCR RNA test.
Testing for hepatitis C involves two types of blood tests:
Tests for hepatitis C are not part of regular blood tests. See your GP to arrange testing.
If you have Hepatitis C and are seeking treatment, you can contact us directly for an appointment.
Phone or text our Liver Nurse on: 0481 909 741