Welcome to the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand's website.

We are a charitable trust promoting positive health outcomes to the people of New Zealand through education and research into viral hepatitis and early detection and long-term follow-up of chronic hepatitis B and C.

For information and support, call our helpline on 0.

Human Rights Act 1993

It is illegal to discriminate against Hepatitis positive people. Sect 21(h)(vii) Prohibited grounds of discrimination “The presence in the body of organisms capable of causing illness.”

You cannot be sacked from employment or thrown out of accommodation. Nor can you be refused medical, hospital or dental treatment. Shops, business, restaurants and service providers cannot refuse to serve you.

Your Liver and how it works

The liver is the largest organ inside the body. The liver is such an important organ that we can only survive one or two days if it shuts down. Find out about the liver and how it works.

Blood Tests for Hepatitis

Persons chronically infected with hepatitis B or C should receive regular blood tests to monitor their hepatitis status and liver function. Read more...

What is "Hepatitis"?

Find out everything you need to know about hepatitis B and hepatitis C, what they are, how they are transmitted, vaccinations, sexual transmission, what happens after infection and more...

Treatments for Hepatitis

Find out about pharmaceuticals registered in New Zealand for treating hepatitis B and C...

Latest News

Hep Central, our new national interactive hepatitis C website, is now live.