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When Chloe went to her GP to have a hepatitis B test she was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. While this came as a surprise to Chloe, statistically it’s not unusual. 1 in 4 people in Victoria have fatty liver disease, and this number is rising.The burden of this disease in Australia, and most developed countries, manifests in incre…
 
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. In this 15-minute question-and-answer, Jen Anderson speaks to RMIT student journalist Indiana Hansen about her personal experience living with …
 
Ilbijerri Theatre Company are near to releasing Viral, a film about hepatitis C in Aboriginal communities.Viral, written by Maryann Sam, follows the story of Ally and her family as they come to reckoning with hepatitis C and its treatment. With an all Aboriginal cast and crew, Viral is a landmark film that amplifies the voices of First Nations Peop…
 
We talk to Adrian Farrugia from the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. Adrian’s research focuses on opioid overdose and take-home naloxone, experiences of hepatitis C treatment, and young people’s drug consumption and drug education. And he is currently researching the uptake and experiences of hepatitis C t…
 
Sarah Lorrimar is a sexuality educator living in Collingwood but with a strong love and connection to Melbourne’s West. And her background is Chinese – Indonesian and Australian.Sarah is passionate about social justice, particularly around gender equity and sexual health rights and has spent the past decade specialising in health promotion. Before …
 
LiverTalk speak with Associate Professor Christy Newman from the University of NSW Sydney, about her research into blood borne viruses and serodiscordant families.Christy is also Associate Dean (Engagement, Impact and Enterprise) at UNSWעל ידי LiverWELL
 
LiverTalk speak with Doctor Amy Pennay from La Trobe University, about her research into alcohol and how people are choosing to drink less. Dr Amy Pennay is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), La Trobe University.Dr Pennay has an Honours degree in Criminology and was awarded her PhD through the National Drug R…
 
How much do we really know about the impact of non-dependent alcohol use upon the brain?Listen to the discussion about why there needs to be more research into the impacts of non-dependant alcohol use upon the brain.Special guests:Fiona Martyn, Galway Neuroscience Centre PhD student, from the Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, National University of…
 
We talk to Steve Allsop about the changing perceptions around drug law in Australia, what this could look like and what is important to take into consideration. In our conversation we also discussed the vital importance of addressing stigma and discrimination and improving access to drug and alcohol treatment services alongside broader change.…
 
Jennifer MacLachlan, Senior Epidemiologist at The Doherty Institute shares the reports latest findings on the the prevalence of viral hepatitis, the need to increase diagnosis, treatment & care, and how targeted engagement based on the latest regional data can help drive an increase in testing.https://ashm.org.au/resources/hcv-resources-list/viral-…
 
Reflecting on World Hepatitis Day 2020 and the fight that has continued to be made across the sector for elimination of viral hepatitis despite the COVID-19 restrictions. Including a special song from Mark Farmer Memorial Award winner Andree, hear from a number of people about what they have been doing this year for WHD including staff from SHARPS …
 
Guest speaker: Suzanne Powell, Ballarat Community HealthPresenters: Isabelle Purcell, Health Promotion Officer, Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELLNeylan Aykut, Health Promotion Officer, Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL‘Solar Power’ by Zucchini Clan. Used in agreement with the artists.Isabelle and Neylan speak with Suzanne from Ballarat Community Health about…
 
Presenter: Isabelle Purcell, Health Promotion Officer, Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELLInterviewees: [1:20 to 9:20] Martin Forrest, Health Promotion Programs Manager, Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL[9:30 - 20:00] Sally Watkinson, Viral Hepatitis Nurse Practitioner candidate, Royal Melbourne Hospital Isabelle speaks with Martin and Sally about key concerns…
 
This podcast was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article.https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/podcasts/exposing-the-hepatitis-b-virusResearchers Professor Peter Revill and Dr Thomas Tu are on front line of global efforts to find a cure; helped by Dr Tu developing a new method to better detect the virus’ ‘master blueprint’.…
 
Amanda Li Hromin works as a community advocate supporting health promotion, community engagement, education programs and community awareness campaigns for the Victorian Chinese community in relation to viral hepatitis B and C prevention and related liver cancer prevention. She was nominated by Hepatitis Victoria for the Council on the Ageing Senior…
 
This is the audio of the section in Hepatitis Victoria’s Annual General Meeting on 15th October, where the winners of the annual awards were announced.Community Participation Coordinator, Steph Houghton read the nominations and Hepatitis Victoria president Frank Carlus announced the winners.There were three nominations for the Organisation Collabor…
 
Lewis Stieven-Taylor is a La Trobe University student studying for a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in rehabilitation counselling. As part of his course, he is required to complete 80-120 hours of a work placement as an intern which he completed at Hepatitis Victoria focused on health promotion.Lewis says his internship exceeded his expectatio…
 
Sidney Vo is appealing a Federal Government decision, based on her hepatitis B status, that means she and her 12-year-old son Billy have to leave Australia by the end of the month.Her case has been widely publicised and by mid-September an online petition of support had received over 22,000 signatures. Sidney’s experience has galvanised her to spea…
 
Health Promotion Project Officer, Isabelle Purcell was interviewed on 3CR Community Radio about the positive changes in migration rules for people living with viral hepatitis who want to apply for permanent residency in Australia.She talks about what the changes mean and why they are an important change for anyone with a chronic condition.…
 
Margaret Littlejohn is a medical scientist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, where she does research and diagnostic work into the hepatitis B virus.Together with Associate Professor Steven Tong of the University of Melbourne and other colleagues, she recently published a fascinating paper entitled 'What hepatitis B tells us…
 
Kai Wen Cheong is a studying for his Master's in Social Work at the University of Melbourne and for the last three months he has been a Hepatitis Victoria intern.In a short interview he speaks about his experience and what he has learnt."I feel blessed as I am literally enjoying every minute at Hepatitis Victoria... we are doing something really go…
 
Every year the 28th July is World Hepatitis Day, when we remind ourselves that this preventable disease kills more than a million people globally every year, yet it can be managed and cured with more awareness, support and funding.Even in Victoria over 70,000 people are unaware they are living with viral hepatitis.On 25 July Hepatitis Victoria CEO …
 
Helen Tran is a Hepatitis Victoria Project Officer working to raise awareness about hepatitis B in Victoria's Vietnamese community and encourage people to get blood tests, vaccinations and timely treatment."Liver cancer is very prevalent among Australian-Vietnamese and hepatitis is one of the main reasons," she says.Helen has been speaking to group…
 
The Doherty Institute’s viral hepatitis National Mapping Report 2017 was published in April, providing an Australia-wide snapshot of prevalence, treatment and progress for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and for liver cancer.We talk to the author, Jennifer MacLachlan, Epidemiologist at the Doherty Institute who says the report reveals some surprises, but…
 
On 19 April, World Liver Day, Melanie Eagle was interviewed by presenter Chris Smith from radio 2GB in Sydney about the launch of Eating Well: A LiverWELL™ Guide.Melanie explains the kind of recipes are in the book, as well as the hints and tips for good liver health. She talks about why it is so important to look after your liver especially as an …
 
Will Scott has worked as both a volunteer and staff member at Hepatitis Victoria. In this short interview he reflects on what he has learnt and gained from working for a dynamic and fast-paced non-for-profit.He also talks about his own personal experience of overcoming viral hepatitis, and gives advice for those thinking of volunteering or working …
 
Priscilla is a nutritionist and Kessavee head chef at the Merri Cafe, an organic restaurant using fresh, local ingredients. Priscilla and Kessavee have collaborated creating simple and delicious recipes for Eating Well: A Guide for Better Liver Health.This short podcast interview was made during the testing and sampling of several recipes at the Me…
 
Ross Williams is a Hepatitis Victoria Board member, HEP Hero and a HEPSpeaker. On 7 March, he spoke passionately about his lived experience of hepatitis C during the Brimbank HEPReady forum. In a short interview, Ross talks about what lived experience speakers can add to an event and why 'self-stigma' is so damaging and difficult to overcome.In the…
 
Cr Lucinda Congreve is the Mayor of Brimbank, one of the most culturally diverse areas of Victoria. She opened the HEPReady Forum in Brimbank on Thursday 7 March.In this short podcast, Cr Congreve talks about the multiple health challenges in Brimbank and what her Council is doing in response."We have a new health and wellbeing centre in St Albans …
 
Andree tells us, when her doctor had written ‘HEP C POSITIVE’ on a pathology slip, which she unknowingly carried in her bag for some time. Upon realising, Andre stated she was shocked and explains about the negative repercussions this unwanted disclosure could’ve had on her, or anyone else in a similar situation.She talks about the lack of educatio…
 
Jules Cassidy has been an advocate for viral hepatitis, harm reduction, and mental health for decades. She lived with hepatitis C from as early as the 1980’s, and was cured just a few years ago. Jules reflects on how hepatitis C and the stigma that sometimes came with it added to the many complexities of her life.…
 
"You could stand in a bucket of infected blood and still not catch the infection...as long as you don't have any cuts on your feet."That's one of the little anecdotes Steven Taylor uses to illustrate how viral hepatitis can only be passed from one person to another through infected blood.Steven has worked at Hepatitis Victoria as a volunteer, perfo…
 
Neylan Aykut is a health promotion officer at Hepatitis Victoria whose job mainly involves working in Victoria's prisons combatting viral hepatitis.Neylan talks about the challenges of working in custodial settings, and some of the surprising -and inspiring- things she has learnt."I really enjoy working in prisons," she says. "People inside respond…
 
Judith Gorst works at the Prahran Market Clinic as a Practice Nurse and Counsellor. She is in daily contact with people who have been affected by HIV and hepatitis C.In her Stigma Story, Judith unpacks the difficulties that stigma adds to an already complex situation for many of her patients who are living with a blood borne virus. Judith talks abo…
 
Melanie Eagle spoke on JOYFM on 22 December about the recent Hepatitis A outbreak in Australia, and discusses what people can do to avoid getting hepatitis A.A free vaccine is currently available in Victoria for men who have sex with men.על ידי LiverWELL
 
"It's great to look back and feel like you have made a meaningful contribution to public health before having entered the workforce..." so says Robbie-Lee Stephen an intern at Hepatitis Victoria studying for a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne.Her intern project, led by Community Engagement and Education Project Manager Aurora …
 
Steven talks about his lived experience of acquiring hepatitis C through the healthcare system and successfully undergoing interferon treatment some years later. In the past, this was a time in his life that he preferred not to talk about and forget it happened. Steven reflects on the stigmatisations he witnessed and felt in his professional and pe…
 
In this month’s stigma story we hear from Kamarra Bell-Wykes, a Yagera and Butchella woman from South-East Queensland. She is the creative director at Ilbijerri Theatre Company. Kamarra reflects on her time spent living with hepatitis C, including the difficulties of coming to terms with the virus at a young age and a bad experience accessing a hea…
 
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