The National Hepatitis C Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004

THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: The National Hepatitis C Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 was launched in June 2000 by the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care. The Strategy has two primary aims to reduce the transmission of hepatitis C in Australia, and to minimise the personal and social impacts of hepatitis C infection.

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Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care
June 2000

The Strategy has two primary aims:
  • to reduce the transmission of hepatitis C in Australia;
  • to minimise the personal and social impacts of hepatitis C infection.
In pursuing these aims, the strategy identifies four priority areas for future public health activity:
  • to reduce transmission of hepatitis C in the community;
  • to improve treatments for hepatitis C infection;
  • to assist people with hepatitis C to maintain their health and provide care and support to those affected by hepatitis C; and
  • to prevent discrimination against people affected by hepatitis C and reduce the stigma and isolation experienced by them.
The Strategy is based on six essential components that are considered fundamental to developing effective responses in the four priority areas. These components are:
  • developing partnerships and involving affected communities
  • access and equity
  • harm reduction
  • health promotion
  • research and surveillance
  • linked strategies and infrastructures
Eight papers entitled Hepatitis C: Informing Australia's National Response were also commissioned to inform the Strategy's development. The papers are:
  • Issues Related to the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
  • Hepatitis C Infection in Non-Australian Born Populations in Australia
  • Hepatitis C Infection in Indigenous Communities in Australia
  • The Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Infection in Prison Populations
  • Natural History of Hepatitis C Virus Infection
  • Occupational Exposure to Hepatitis C in Health Care Settings
  • Hepatitis C and Discrimination
  • Hepatitis C Virologs
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The National Hepatitis C Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 (PDF 233 KB)

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