• Effectiveness and Acceptance of an Intensive Hepatitis C Screening and Case Finding in a Public OTP Clinic

    (A report back on Janice Pritchard-Jones's presentation - Nurses role when the Hepatitis C is cured but the Cirrhosis remains)

    This topic was discussed by Janice Prichard-Jones in the 11th Viral Hepatitis Australasian Conference held in Adelaide.  

    Hepatitis C is a major public health concern that needs to be made known to the community and those suffering need to know that it is a curable disease. It is the duty of the local health organisation whether it be a medical centre or a hospital to actively screen patients and do case findings for hepatitis C as a vast majority of infected people are unaware they have it.