The Third National Hepatitis C Strategy 2010 - 2013

5. Priority populations

Page last updated: July 2010

People most affected by hepatitis C are often best placed to respond to its impacts. The importance of continued cooperation and participation of those living with, at risk of, and affected by hepatitis C is recognised. Shared efforts to prevent further transmission and to provide quality treatment, care and support to those living with hepatitis C is integral to this strategy.

The priority population groups identified in this strategy are people:

  1. with hepatitis C
  2. who inject drugs
  3. in custodial settings
  4. from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  5. with hepatitis C with co-morbidities
These priority groups are not mutually exclusive. Many individual members of one may also be a member of another.