Test your knowledge of hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day 2021

Today is World Hepatitis Day. Anglicare is excited to launch a new online training program that will build your knowledge about this blood-borne disease and the testing and treatment options that are available.

The training is for anyone who thinks that they or someone they know might be at risk of contracting one of the five strains of hepatitis (A,B,C,D and E) – all of which involve inflammation of the liver.

You’ll learn what hepatitis is, how it can be contracted and transmitted, and the effects it has on your body. It includes tips on how to maintain good liver health, a handy set of resources for further information and where you’ll find primary and secondary Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) facilities.

The session will probably take you around 45 minutes to complete. At the end, take the quiz and if you pass you will be sent a certificate of attainment.

You can start the online training program here.


Hep C testing clinic moves to Hobart’s Eastern Shore

More than 100 people have already taken up the opportunity to be tested for Hep C at free clinics held in Hobart city, Glenorchy, Launceston and Burnie, as part of the Tasmanian Government’s Eliminate Hep C Program. Now it’s the turn of Hobart’s Eastern Shore, so please help us to spread the word.


The details are:

Where:  Clarence Integrated Care Centre Needle & Syringe Program, 18-22 Bayfield Street, Rosny

When:  Every Friday throughout August, between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. (except for 12.30 p.m. – 1.-00 p.m.)

What to bring:  Your Medicare card and a mobile phone, so that your results can be delivered with a confidential phone call.

An appointment is not required – you’re invited to simply drop in and have your blood tested by a Registered Nurse.

Everyone who completes a test will receive a $20 gift voucher.

If your test returns positive, you will be guided through the simple treatment options that now exist for Hep C. Usually this is a 12-week course of just one tablet a day.

If you have any queries, please ring the Rosny NSP on 6166 2323.


More information

Anglicare’s Needle & Syringe Program (NSP)

Anglicare operates primary NSP outlets at 159 Collins Street in Hobart, 436 Main Road Glenorchy and 51 Wilmot Street in Burnie. This is where you’ll find the equipment you need if you are a person who injects drugs.

Our outlets provide a safe, friendly and welcoming space: staff are trained professionals and can provide you with information on other Anglicare services on request.

If you live in Launceston or across the North you will need to contact The Salvation Army. There are also community health centres and community houses around the State where you can collect syringes, and get a referral for other services.

TasCAHRD (Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases)

Hepatitis Australia

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