The Third National Hepatitis C Strategy 2010 - 2013

1. Background

Page last updated: July 2010

This is the third national hepatitis C strategy to be adopted in Australia. It builds on two previous strategies which guided Australia’s response to hepatitis C between 1999 and 2008. It is also one of a suite of five strategies aiming to reduce the transmission of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs), and the morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause. The relationship of the Third National Hepatitis C Strategy 2010–2013 (this strategy) to the other four is detailed in section 1.2.