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Crofts, Nick and Dore, Greg and Locarnini, Stephen, eds. (2001) Hepatitis C : an Australian perspective. East Hawthorn: IP Communications.

World-wide, an estimated 170 million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus and 3 to 4 million people are newly infected each year. In Australia, hepatitis C is the most commonly notified communicable disease, with an estimated 200,000 people currently infected and 11,000 new infections each year. This book provides a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date guide to hepatitis C.

Following a chapter, ‘Living with hepatitis C: a constant bloody struggle’, in which 5 people living with hepatitis C tell their stories, the book’s 21 chapters are grouped into six sections:
• The virus - (virology and molecular virology, laboratory diagnosis, vaccine development);
• The disease - (pathology and pathogenesis, natural history, extrahepatic manifestations, HCV/HIV co-infection);
• Clinical management - (assessment and monitoring, antiviral therapy, alternative therapies, decision-making);
• Living with the virus (quality of life, discrimination);
• The epidemic - (transmission, epidemiology, transfusion, epidemiology among IDUs); and
• Responding to the epidemic - (developing policy, the role of community-based councils, peer education, gaining control of the epidemic).

The chapters on the virus, the disease, treatments and the epidemic are state-of-the-art expositions of current knowledge by acknowledged experts in their field. Many of the chapters in ‘Living with the virus’ and ‘Responding to the epidemic’ document Australia’s innovative and effective policy and program development in response to the hepatitis C epidemic. The book will prove essential to all with an interest in hepatitis C: those infected, their families, friends and colleagues; and physicians, public health workers, social and community workers, counsellors, biomedical scientists, policy-makers, and students.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
Call No
GH16.12.6, VK2
xix, 3
IP Communications
Place of Publication
East Hawthorn
0 9578617 2 9
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Accession Number
HRB 86 (Available)

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