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Hepatitis is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. About 150,000 New Zealanders live with chronic hepatitis B or C. The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve health outcomes for those New Zealanders living with chronic hepatitis B or C. Contact the Hepatitis Foundation to join their free national programmes to receive information, support and community healthcare.

Hepatitis. Know it. Test it. Treat it. 

If you would like to talk to someone about hepatitis B or C, please call the Hepatitis Foundation on 0800 33 20 10. 

Hepatitis B personal stories

Mike's story

Hepatitis B personal story: Mike is a Kenyan man who has recently been diagnosed with hepatitis B and wants to share his story with others.

Sheree's Story

Hepatitis B personal story: Sheree lives a positive life with chronic hepatitis B and brings hope to others.

Hepatitis C personal stories

Tina's story

Tina, 43, is an anesthesiologist from Dunedin. After a very minor accident at work, she never would have imagined she had contracted hepatitis C.

Fungisai's story

My hepatitis C journey began when I was born in Africa 50 years ago. I had a really weak immune system growing up and the hospital was like my second home.

News & events

Symptom series: Liver and abdominal pain

16 January 2017 - Liver and abdominal pain are a frequent occurrence in people with chronic hepatitis C. People can sometimes find it difficult or even frustrating to pinpoint the exact location of their discomfort.

Symptom series: Joint pain

13 January 2017 - Hepatitis C is an infection that primarily affects the liver. It can also cause problems elsewhere in the body, such as joint and muscle pain.

Hepatitis C and disclosure

10 January 2017 - Not sure who to tell about your hepatitis diagnosis? Grant Young, who had hepatitis C for 20 years, shares some helpful advice in this article.