Here’s answers to all the common questions.
The cost of the treatment is mostly covered by the Government rebate scheme so cure doesn’t cost too much. It is currently $40.30 per month without a Health Care Card and $6.50 per month if you have a Health Care Card. Some organisations and services can help cover this cost too. It’s Your Right.
Treating hep C earlier rather than later can stop the liver from being damaged. Some people may experience things like low energy, brain fog or feeling flat or sad and not realise it’s the hep C causing these symptoms. You can be free of hep C. It’s Your Right.
Yes, they sure can!
Talk with your local peer-based organisation (peer-based organisations are there to support you and their team have personal experience and knowledge around injecting drug use and hep C), local needle and syringe programs, or ring your local hepatitis organisation on 1800 437 222. Everyone has a right to good treatment. It’s Your Right.
Get tested if you can every 12 months for peace of mind. Also if you have an injecting episode that you think may have been risky. Importantly, if you get hep C again, you can get treated again (and again and again). It’s Your Right.
The good news is that these days there’s no such thing as a hard to clear type of hep C. The pills work the same for everyone. It’s Your Right.
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Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation & Advocacy
Shop 17, Level 1, Belconnen Churches Centre, 54 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, 2617
Hepatitis ACT NSP
36 David St, Turner, ACT, 2612 (opposite O'Connor shops)
NTAHC Alice Springs NSP
Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall, Alice Springs, NT, 0870
QuIHN Gold Coast
Shop 12/89-99 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, 4220
Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre, 5168
Wonggangga Turtpandi CNP
11 Church St, Port Adelaide, 5015
U City CNP
Uniting Communities, Level 1, 43 Franklin St, Adelaide, 5000
Harm Reduction Victoria (Office and NSP)
299-305 Victoria St, Brunswick, VIC, 3056
Peer Based Harm Reduction WA Perth
Suite 22/7, Aberdeen Street, Perth, 6000
Peer Based Harm Reduction WA Bunbury
97 Spencer Street, Bunbury, 6230
Mobile Van Service
Margaret River - Tuesday 3-4pm, Hospital car park
Bridgewater Community Centre
6 Bowden Drive, Bridgewater TAS, 7030
Clarence Integrated Care Centre
18-22 Bayfield Street, Rosny Park, TAS, 7018
Salvation Army Launceston
111 Elizabeth Street, Launceston, TAS, 7250
Youth Family and Community Connections (YFCC)
62 Stewart St, Devonport, TAS, 7310