The Third National Hepatitis C Strategy 2010 - 2013

5.1 People with hepatitis C

Page last updated: July 2010

People living with hepatitis C are a diverse group and a priority for all action areas in this strategy. Their needs and human rights are central concerns of this strategy.

In Australia, hepatitis C is predominantly contracted through sharing used injecting equipment, although transmission through other routes also occurs. This strategy recognises and supports the inclusion of all people with hepatitis C in prevention, treatment, care and support initiatives.

Enhanced hepatitis C treatment and support services should emphasise the additional needs of all priority populations listed in this strategy.