Tag Archives: hepatitis c

Bloody Serious Facts Hepatitis C Workshop

Bloody Serious Facts Hepatitis C Workshop

Wednesday August 12th

9:30am – 1:30pm

At Hepatitis Victoria Suit 5

200 Sydney Road Brunswick

Bloody Serious Facts is a Hepatitis C workshop designed for drug and alcohol workers, community health staff, prison staff, welfare workers, health students and anyone working with people who are at risk of or caring for someone affected by hepatitis C. Topics covered will include transmission risks, improved treatments, management and care of people living with chronic hepatitis C.

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Harm Reduction Victoria and St Vincent’s Health. The course is free to Hepatitis Victoria members or $25 per person for non-members. (Up to two free members per organisation per membership term.)

For bookings and further enquiries, call (03) 9380 4644 or email admin@hepvic.org.au

Hepatitis C: ‘Bloody Serious Facts’ seminar

Wednesday the 9th of November, 10.00 to 1.00pm

Bloody Serious Facts:
Hepatitis C and what you should know

Cost: $22.00 per person

This workshop is suitable for drug and alcohol workers, nurses, NSP workers, community health staff, students of health professions, prison staff and welfare workers. No prior knowledge is assumed.
The session is divided into three parts.
The first part will outline the basic facts of hepatitis C, how it differs from hep A & B, psycho-social issues, and OH&S.
The second part will focus on the impact and meaning of hepatitis C for people who inject drugs.
The last part will look at testing and treatment options for hepatitis C

Suite 5, 200 Sydney Road, Brunswick – Melways ref 29 G9

Nth Coburg Tram Route no. 19: Stop 20.
Upfield Train Line: Jewell Station Stop

Parking off Edward St $1.00 per hour or two hour parking in the side streets.

To register, Ring the front office on 9380 4644 or fax 9380 4688.
email: admin@hepvic.org.au

Testing for Hepatitis C: new fact sheets

Hepatitis NSW have updated / expanded their Hepatitis C fact sheets. You can view them all here.

The key ones include:

A factsheet intro – 200KB PDF
PCR availability – 190KB PDF
Antibody testing – 180KB PDF
PCR & transmission – 180KB PDF
Australian snapshot – 220KB PDF
Pregnancy, babies & children – 195KB PDF
Blood, semen & organ donation – 210KB PDF
Preventing transmission – 185KB PDF
Complementary medicine – 18OKB PDF
Safe disposal of fits – 210KB PDF
Diet & health – 190KB PDF
Sex & hep C transmission – 185KB PDF
Discrimination – 180KB PDF
Stress – 190KB PDF
Fatigue – 180KB PDF
Superannuation – 205KB PDF
First aid – 200KB PDF
Support services – 200KB PDF
Genotypes – 180KB PDF
Symptoms – 205KB PDF
Harm minimisation – 200KB PDF
Tattooing & piercing – 210KB PDF
Hepatitis NSW – history – 190KB PDF
Telling others – 215KB PDF
Hepatitis NSW – overview of our work – 180KB PDF
Test discussion (counselling) – 180KB PDF
Heps A B & C – 220KB PDF
Testing overview – 200KB PDF
HIV coinfection – 190KB PDF
Treatment consent – 210KB PDF
Illness outcome – 210KB PDF
Treatment overview – 240KB PDF
Liver biopsy & fibroscan – 260KB PDF
Treatment response – 260KB PDF
Liver function – 190KB PDF
Treatment side effects – 240KB PDF
Liver transplant – 180KB PDF
Workplace issues – 180KB PDF
Painkillers – 160KB PDF