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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. 


News & events

25,000 Kiwis may be unaware they have Hep C

5 February 2016 - Better services are needed for an estimated 25,000 people who have Hepatitis C but do not know they have the potentially fatal disease, medical specialists say.

Experts warn thousands are unaware of hepatitis B

4 February 2016 - Tens of thousands of Māori, Pasifika and Asian New Zealanders are believed to be infected with Hepatitis B without knowing they have the liver disease.

FDA approves new hepatitis C drug

2 February 2016 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the combination drug elbasvir/grazoprevir (Zepatier,Merck) for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes 1 and 4 infections, another cure that does not require the use of interferon with all its harsh adverse events, the agency announced.

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

Warren's story

Warren is a woodcraft artist living in Whitianga and learned of his hepatitis C status 18 years ago. He has written his story to share with others living with hepatitis C.

Allan's story

Hepatitis C personal story: Allan was 20-years-old when he had an accident that needed a blood transfusion. It was 1971. This is when he contracted hepatitis C.