Hep C is five times higher in Our Mob. About one third of people in NSW prisons are Aboriginal. In prison, injecting equipment and tattooing and body piercing equipment is often shared. These end up getting shared lots of times, so there is a big risk of getting hep C.
Not enough of Our Mob are getting treated for hep C. Get yourself treated and make a change.
The new treatments
The new treatments are different to the older treatments, they:
• Cure around 95%, or more, of people who take them (even if someone has cirrhosis).
• Have minimal side-effects.
• Last for just 12 weeks (in most cases).
• Involve just a few pills each day (no injections).
Did you know treatment can be done by doctors, at the AMS or local clinic, not just hospitals?
Did you know the medications are covered under Close the Gap?
Want to talk to someone about what it’s like to be on treatment? Call the Hepatitis Infoline and ask about Hep Connect. It is a service offered by people who have been on the hep C treatments. You can get a call from someone who is Aboriginal if you want >>
This page last updated 8 Jan 2019