World Hepatitis Day

Australian researchers are leading the world in the battle to eliminate hepatitis C.

Australia is on track to eliminate hepatitis C if record numbers of people living with the virus continue to seek and receive breakthrough antiviral treatment, according to a new analysis.

An Indigenous hepatitis project in Western Sydney could be expanded across NSW, thanks to input from UNSW health researchers.

Australian funding of new hepatitis C treatments has provided the therapeutic tools to eliminate the disease as a public health issue within a decade, writes Greg Dore. 

Up to two million hepatitis C infections could be averted worldwide in the next ten years if opioid substitution therapy was more readily available to injecting drug users, a study from UNSW’s Kirby Institute has found.