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Notice: Our office will close at 4:30 pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 and reopen at 8:00 am on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

The team at The Foundation wish you a very a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.  

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

Steve's story

Steve, who lives in the USA, unknowingly lived with hepatitis C for 34 years before he was diagnosed.

Roger's story

Roger, 69, is an old-school kiwi bloke. He was almost 40 when he was diagnosed with HCV, even though he’d been having symptoms for a while.

News & events

New Zealanders turn to generic hepatitis C medication

1 December 2016 - Radio New Zealand: New Zealanders with Hepatitis C are turning to generic, legally-imported treatments that cure the virus and give sufferers a new lease on life.

Hepatitis C drug combo shows promising results in overseas trials

30 November 2016 - The drug, glecaprevir/pibrentasvir, was presented in a study at the AASLD Liver Meeting in November.

Hepatitis Foundation nurses attend NZ Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting

25 November 2016 - The meeting was held in November from 23-25 November.