National Strategies for blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections

The Australian Health Ministers’ Conference endorsed five national strategies for blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections in 2010.

Page last updated: 11 April 2013

The Australian Health Ministers’ Conference endorsed five national strategies for blood borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in 2010. These documents guide policies in relation to the prevention, testing, treatment and more in relation to BBVs and STIs and were developed in partnership with community stakeholders, research organisations, medical professionals and state and territory health departments. The five strategies are:

Surveillance and Monitoring Plan

New National BBVs and STIs Strategies 2014-2017

The Department of Health is leading the drafting of the five new National Blood Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategies 2014-2017. The department is grateful to all contributors for their submissions to date and is working to capture this input into the strategies.

The National BBV & STI Strategies 2014-2017 require all Australian governments, clinicians, researchers, community and professional organisations and individuals to commit to setting the direction for a coordinated response to addressing the rising rates of BBVs and STIs.

The draft National HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and STI Strategies 2014-2017 are now available for public comment. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy will be available for comment shortly.

We invite your comments. The online survey for the public consultation of the National BBVs and STIs Strategies 2014-2017 can be accessed on the Department of Health web site.