Hepatitis B In Primary Care – Your Questions Answered

Hepatitis B in Primary Care – Your questions answered

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There are an estimated 57,000 Victorians currently living with hepatitis B. Almost half of these Victorians do not know they have the disease, and of those who do, only a small number are in treatment. Early detection and treatment are vital: once hepatitis B develops into a chronic condition it cannot be cured, and can lead to liver damage and liver cancer.

Victoria has shown a marked increase in testing over recent years. However, some of the populations most at risk of either contracting hepatitis B, or developing hepatitis B-related liver cancer, are not being screened. Although highly effective treatments are available, levels of uptake for testing, treatment and monitoring remain low. A large majority of affected Australians do not receive regular care for their chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB).

The main topics covered in the session will aim to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence for GPs to effectively screen, treat and manage Hepatitis C in their General Practice and encourage them to consider becoming HBV s100 prescribers.

Hepatitis B in Primary Care – Your questions answered
  • Presenter(s):Prof Alex Thompson
  • Host:VHHITAL
  • Duration:45.11 min
  • Activity ID:161412
  • QI&CPD Points:1
  • Provider:Melbourne Primary Care Network

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