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This page last updated 12 November 2020

Previous editions

May 2021 – #96
Western Sydney mobile testing and Hepatitis NSW peer worker highlighted | New website reaches priority hep B communities | Hep C in prisons: testing and treatment crucial to elimination | Professor Jacob George receives award for transformational liver cancer work | Launch of online community forum dedicated to supporting people with hep B
Read edition #96
April 2021 – #95
Research insights on s100 Co-Payment Initiative | Hep B and cancer education for Chinese Women in Western Sydney | New Hep C video launched – A Win Is A Win! | Yarnin’ About Hep C… online
Read edition #95
March 2021 – #94
Great achievements after five years of hepatitis C elimination – but more work needed | HEP CURED campaign to take off in March! | Closing the Gap at 414 Elizabeth Street | The Hep Connect: Smartphone app to support people on hep C treatment | Vale, Jude Byrne
Read edition #94
February 2021 – #93
Hepatitis NSW presents case against Mandatory Disease Testing Bill | COVID-19 vaccine and viral hepatitis | New project in Western Sydney helping to end hep C | And that’s a wrap on the Clearing The Path Campaign…
Read edition #93
January 2021 – #92
Survey provides insight into health trends of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people | New HEP CURED campaign to connect and support | Despite COVID, our hep B community education continues | YABUN goes online for 2021| Online community provides hep B and liver health support
Read edition #92
December 2020 – #91
Professor Bob Batey wins 2020 Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award | Mandatory Disease Testing Bill a major step in the wrong direction | 2020 Audrey Lamb Community Forum and Annual General Meeting | Hepatitis NSW and NADA “renew our vows” | “My Health, Our Family” report on mixed viral status in families released
Read edition #91
November 2020 – #90
Peer photoshoot puts a human face to Clearing The Path campaign | Fair Treatment win for Dubbo | Testing for hepatitis B campaign | Centre for Social Research in Health celebrating 30 years of impact | Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020
Read edition #90
October 2020 – #89
Korean language website launched | Nobel prize in medicine awarded to trio for work on hepatitis C | Clearing the Path… We’ve been everywhere! | You never know where the hep C cure message will come from | Viral hep treatment and policy must recognise affected communities | Please help Hepatitis NSW test run our online AGM | Expressions of Interest – Hepatitis Australia Community Board Member
Read edition #89
September 2020 – #88
Australian first for Network Nurse Practitioner | Don’t miss these powerful personal stories | Nominations open for Cheryl Burman Award | Annual staff planning day bears significant fruit| And the (survey reply) winners are…
Read edition #88
August 2020 – #87
Reducing the burden of hepatitis on World Hepatitis Day (plus all our World Hepatitis Day activities) | Hepatitis NSW Strategic Plan 2020-24 launched | Nominations open for Hepatitis NSW Honorary Life Membership
Read edition #87
July 2020 – #86
No fake news: Clearing the Path keeps on keeping on | Hepatitis NSW believes Black Lives Matter | Postcards from prison: a creative way to support NSW prisoners | Community hep B communication campaign continues! | One Google search can undo all our good work…
Read edition #86
June 2020 – #85
Unexpected bright spot: Clearing the Path campaign returns | Have you heard it on The Hep Vine? Check out our new blog | New CEO appointed to Hepatitis Australia | Using technology to continue community engagement and education
Read edition #85
May 2020 – #84
Kirby Institute releases report on progress of hep C elimination in NSW | COVID-19 and viral hepatitis FAQs are go! | Hepatitis NSW: A snapshot of state-wide DBS collaborations | Test Cure Live campaign winner
Read edition #84
April 2020 – #83
Changes to PBS for hepatitis treatment mean better and easier access to cure | COVID-19 delays Hep C Campaign 2020 | Hepatitis NSW’s services and programs during COVID-19 measures
Read edition #83
March 2020 – #82
Clearing the Path leads to Campaign2020 | MHAHS launches new multi-channel hep B campaign | Vale, Steve Gribbin | Blacktown gets hep B educated! | Training peers & building bridges in Northern NSW
Read edition #82
February 2020 – #81
Clearing the Path campaign rolls out | Closing the Gap at Yabun Festival 2020  | Connecting hep C clients to care and cure | Test, Cure, Live campaign in Northern Rivers | It’s time for a C Change… print resource released as a video!
Read edition #81
January 2020 – #80
Clearing The Path from this January | Audrey Lamb Community Forum 2019 | Hepatitis NSW’s commitment to environmental responsibility
Read edition #80
December 2019 – #79
Bev Tyson wins 2019 Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award | Vale Anne Lawrance  | Albury Hep C Elimination Forum | Honorary Life memberships awarded at 2019 AGM | Clinical support offered through new look Hep Connect Program | Hello Doctor helps highlight hepatitis B | Mary Wade Correctional Centre Hepatitis C Project
Read edition #79
November 2019 – #78
Welcome from Steven Drew, Hepatitis NSW CEO | Koori Knockout & 414 Closing The Gap! | Albury Hep C Elimination campaign | HARP Forum 2019 Let’s Stick Together Poster award | Hep C campaign collaboration = success!
Read edition #78
October 2019 – #77
Hepatitis B health promotion and testing for Chinese communities in Hurstville | “Thank you and farewell” …. Stuart Loveday retires from Hepatitis NSW | Archiving historical documents of Hepatitis NSW | Hep C campaign collaboration = success! | Annie Madden awarded an Order of Australia
Read edition #77
September 2019 – #76
Release of the first national report on progress towards eliminating hepatitis C | New Hepatitis NSW CEO Announced – Stuart Loveday retiring | Community mobilisation – Engaging people in hep B testing and care | Posters at AVHEC highlight Hepatitis NSW’s community and peer work | Changes to health screening requirements for visa applicants
Read edition #76
August 2019 – #75
Launching 2019 NSW Hepatitis Awareness Week and World Hepatitis Day | Our first Reconciliation Action Plan now available | Positions available at Hepatitis NSW | National Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project goes online | Website news, views, and a whole new liver section! | Hepatitis NSW video, radio, media and conference news | Steep declines in hep C among people who inject drugs
Professional Community
July 2019 – #74
New hepatitis C treatment data confirms time for action is now | Live Hep C Free program update | Peer Projects Training | Hep B Community Education Days | Pet Pics promote health messages | Dave’s work placement at Hepatitis NSW | NSW Hepatitis Awareness Week & World Hepatitis Day 2019
Professional Community
June 2019 – #73
Kooloora Family Fun Day for Aboriginal communities around Malabar | Volunteer appreciation at Hepatitis NSW | Major milestone for Tx! MAG | Hep B health education event at Ashfield Town Hall | Student placement at Hepatitis NSW helps with hep B education
Professional Community
April/May 2019 – #72
Australian Federal Election 2019: Leading the National Response to Viral Hepatitis | Hep C is a Rock ‘n’ Roll Brand: DBS Testing at Bluesfest |  Vosevi listed on PBS | Liver Wellness Outreach Van launched | Volunteering to make a world of difference | Vale, Elizabeth O’Neil |  Get Bloody Serious in the Riverina | Sydney Korean Festival at Darling Harbour
Professional Community
March 2019 – #71
Overview of the Fifth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy 2018-2022 | Closing the Gap at 414 Elizabeth Street | How do we Close The Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health? | Hep C tests at Bluesfest! | Live Hep C Free in Orange and Bathurst
Professional Community
February 2019 – #70
9 out of 10 Australians to have a My Health Record | Hep B Community Sessions for Lunar New Year
Professional Community
January 2019 – #69
Overview: Third National Hepatitis B Strategy 2018–2022 | Closing the Gap at Yabun Festival 2019 |Pet Pics reach homeless people with hep C messages | Feasibility of eliminating hep C as a public health threat | New FINCOL poster on cleaning fits in prisons | Men’s Sheds targeted for viral hep info
Professional Community
December 2018 – #68
National Hepatitis Strategies released | Get Bloody Serious goes north! | Cycle to End the Cycle in Maroubra | Hepatitis NSW supports Give A Dog A Bone
Professional Community
November 2018 – #67
Gail Snelgar wins 2018 Hepatitis NSW Cheryl Burman Award | Kirby’s Annual Report Card shows hep B and hep C trends | Report highlights barriers to hep C treatment | New Hepatitis NSW President and Board changes | Vale Ann Symonds | Hep B Expo in North Western Sydney a huge success!
Professional Community
October 2018 – #66
Navigating the Future – Partnerships at the 2018 NSW HARP Forum | National Hep C management statement updated | It’s a KNOCKOUT for BBVs and STIs at Dubbo! | Fair Treatment Campaign launched and The Long Walk begins
Professional Community
September 2018 – #65
EC Australia launch provides a vital missing link to eliminating hepatitis C | Hep B and Hep C Online Learning Modules | Promoting hep C treatment… how do you score? | Prisons initiative a finalist in 2018 NSW iCare Awards | Mobile phones, health promotion… and Ferrari cars! | Hepatitis NSW visits Dubbo for the Knockout!
Professional Community
August 2018 – #64
2018 Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference wrap up | Yarnin’ hep C resource for Aboriginal people recognised | Maviret listed… don’t forget to update your resources | Hep B day at UNSW a huge success | Nominations are open for Hepatitis NSW’s Annual Cheryl Burman Award| Hep B screening and health promotion for Aboriginal communities in Western NSW | Resources Survey winner pays it forward | Split-second moment that changed the next 35 years of my life
Professional Community
July 2018 – #63
Everything you need to know about our HEP B & HEP C AWARENESS CAMPAIGN for 2018 | My Health Record – what are the benefits and risks?
Professional Community
June 2018 – #62
NSW Hepatitis C Report Card shows progress in treatment | Hep B Digital Storytelling Project a huge success at WSU | Hep A is in the news – but what is it?
Professional Community
May 2018 – #61
Prison Needle and Syringe Programs to start in Canada | Hepatitis B National Symposium | Sydney Korean Festival
Professional Community
April 2018 – #60
Hep C Elimination workshop  | Hep C peers at your service | Hep B play seen by 600 people in Hurstville  |
Getting Bloody Serious all over NSW!
Professional Community
March 2018 – #59
Calling all hep C peers! | Dragon Boating for hep B awareness | Vale Professor David Cooper |
Family Fun Day at Baulkham Hills | National Close The Gap Day: Let’s Walk the Talk
Professional Community
February 2018 – #58
Counselling can help to enhance quality of life Hepatitis NSW at Yabun | Rob Wisniewski to leave Hepatitis NSW | Hep C Online Learning Modules
Professional Community
January 2018 – #57
Hep C elimination in NSW by 2028 | Liver cirrhosis resource | new website
Professional Community

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