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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

Fighting fatigue with hepatitis C

24 November 2015 - For many people living with hepatitis C virus (HCV), fatigue is the most taxing everyday drag related to the disease. The symptoms can be sprawling, and may include sleepiness or drowsiness, low energy or stamina, difficulty concentrating, memory troubles, and what is known as “brain fog.”

Drug regimen eliminates hepatitis C in most patients in 3 months: study

23 November 2015 - An American clinical trial has found that a simple drug regimen delivered over 12 weeks achieved sustained eradication of several strains of hepatitis C in 99 per cent of patients treated with the medications, researchers reported.

Urine test could diagnose hepatitis C, study finds

18 November 2015 - Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) developed a new test that can quickly identify traces of hepatitis C in a patient’s urine.

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

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.

Emily's story

Hepatitis C personal story: Emily’s life has been a rollercoaster ride, with extreme high points and extreme lows. There is no doubt that her daughter, now 4, has been the highlight of her life and a driving force for many of her decisions.