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

More information

File Size: 457 kb
Type: Strategy
Date of Publication: 22 June 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76023-026-5
SHPN: (CPH) 211069