Hepatitis C is a virus that can cause serious liver disease in an infected person. The hepatitis C virus is usually transmitted when blood from an infected person enters the bloodstream of another person.
Hepatitis is a group of illnesses that damage your liver. Learn more about the different types, causes, symptoms and treatment for hepatitis.
Acupuncture, which originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, uses needles to stimulate points in the body. It appears to help in the treatment of some conditions.
If skin is punctured by a sharp medical tool like a scalpel or needle on a syringe, it is called a ‘needlestick injury’. Here's information about needlestick injuries from healthdirect and their partners.
Cirrhosis of the liver
Cirrhosis is permanent scarring of the liver caused by a range of liver diseases and conditions. Find out more about what it is, its symptoms and treatment options.
A nursing post is a health centre staffed by nurses or nurse practitioners, who have the training necessary to provide medical services, including emergency care.
Australia relies on the generosity of donors who volunteer their time and blood. Learn more about the blood donation process and how to donate.
Testing times for HIV
While new notifications of HIV have generally stabilised, rates have increased among heterosexual people and indigenous people. Here's how to get tested for, and prevent, HIV.
Jaundice in adults
Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. It can affect newborns; however, this information is about jaundice in adults, its associated symptoms, underlying causes and treatment options.
Hepatitis B can lead to liver damage over time. If it turns out you have hepatitis B, it is important to protect others from infection. Find out how.