What is Hepatitis?
The word hepatitis simply means ‘inflammation of the liver’. There are lots of different reasons why your liver might become inflamed, for example drinking too much alcohol; the side effects of some medications; autoimmune diseases; bacterial infections and viral infections. Hepatitis A, B and C are caused by viral infections.
Often Hepatitis A, B and C infections have no symptoms or symptoms can take a long time to develop (in particular Hepatitis B and C). However, symptoms can include tiredness, nausea, abdominal pain, fever and jaundice, amongst others.
National Hepatitis C Awareness Week
HIV Ireland, Community Response and UISCE work in partnership to bring you this annual event. The 2015 event takes place from 27th to 31st July.
You can run your own event as part of the awareness week. Visit http://www.hepinfo.ie/resources.aspx to view and download an Events Pack, leaflets and posters. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to order hard-copy resources.