NSW Hepatitis C Strategy 2022 – 2025

The NSW Hepatitis C Strategy 2022 - 2025 lays the foundation for achieving hepatitis C elimination in NSW by 2028. The Strategy focuses on four pillars: prevention, testing, treatment and stigma and discrimination.

The goals of the Strategy are to:

  • Prevent new infections through harm reduction, education and health promotion
  • Increase access and testing for people at risk of infection
  • Link newly acquired and existing infections into treatment and care
  • Reduce stigma and discrimination as a barrier to prevention, testing and treatment.

The Strategy focuses efforts on priority populations including:

  • People who currently inject drugs or have a history of injecting drugs
  • People in custodial settings or with a history of incarceration
  • People living with hepatitis C
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Strategy also outlines a renewed focus on embedding hepatitis C care in key settings where priority populations may interact with, including:

  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • Homelessness services and social housing
  • Alcohol and Other Drug services
  • Mental Health services
  • Custodial settings (including community corrections and parole services)
  • Multicultural and community settings
  • General practice
  • Needle and Syringe Program services

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Current as at: Wednesday 22 June 2022
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health