New hepatitis B campaign

4 November 2019

NSW Health will soon launch a campaign encouraging people of Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic and sub-Saharan African heritage to “talk to their doctor” about getting tested for hepatitis B. A quarter of a million people in Australia have chronic hepatitis B infection, however only around two-thirds are diagnosed, and only one-fifth are engaged in care. Diagnosis, monitoring and appropriate referral to specialist care are essential to prevent the complications of liver cancer and liver failure.

 

HealthPathways has guidance on:

  • Who to test
  • What tests to order
  • Management of chronic hepatitis B
  • Local referral pathways

ASHM offers online and face to face training modules for primary care which can be accessed here.

For access to more patient information resources as well as guidance on the clinical assessment and management of chronic hepatitis B: