Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Benjamin Cowie

Email: benjamin.cowie@mh.org.au
MBBS, PhD, FRACP, is an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist, WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Hepatitis B, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Melbourne, Victoria.

Chronic hepatitis B What’s new?

Figure 1. Global prevalence of chronic hepatitis B28Figure 2. Distribution of Australia’s burden of chronic hepatitis B by priority population, 20111In most cases, CHB infection has no specific...

Hepatitis B serology

The diagnosis of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is established through serological testing. The diagnostic panel for hepatitis B serology – allowing determination of susceptibility, active...

Knowledge and practices of chronic hepatitis B virus testing by general practitioners in Victoria, Australia, 2014–15

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection causes significant morbidity and mortality globally, with nearly 700,000 estimated attributable deaths in 2013.1 This occurs despite the availability of effective...

The challenge of liver cancer surveillance in general practice: Do recall and reminder systems hold the answer?

Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) affects an estimated 239,000 Australians. The majority of those affected were born overseas in high-prevalence or intermediate-prevalence countries.1 CHB can lead to liver...


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