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Viral hepatitis (A, B & C)

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, and it can be caused by a virus or other non-viral causes.  The main difference between the viruses is how they are spread and the effects they have on your health.

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Prevention

There are safe and effective vaccines that protect you from getting hepatitis A and B.  While there is no vaccine for hep C, by being ‘blood aware’ you can reduce your overall chance of being exposed to the virus.

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Living with Hepatitis

People with chronic hepatitis can do a number of things to stay healthy including limiting/avoiding alcohol, reducing stress, not smoking, getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet.

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Treatment

Effective treatment is available for both chronic hepatitis B and C.  Before you can see a liver specialist to talk about going on treatment, you need to get a referral from your GP first.

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2015

The Hepatitis Equity Report - PDF document

Champions and Challenges: Australia's Response to viral hepatitis and HIV. Hepatitis Australia, October 2014.

2015

Call to Action: Hepatitis Queensland Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission in Queensland Prisons - Word document

"The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland." Hepatitis Queensland, 2015.

2013

Stigma, Discrimination and Hepatitis B: A review of current research - 328KB PDF

"Further research is needed to enable a better understanding of the non-clinical factors that facilitate and act as barriers to hepatitis B testing, vaccination and clinical management including a better understanding of the extent and influence of stigma and discrimination across the different affected communities in Australia." Produced by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, 2013.

2011

[Drug] Treatment Service Users Project Phase Two Final Report - 2.8MB PDF

"This project was a peer-driven action research project which sought to implement a series of consumer participation demonstration projects in a variety of drug treatment settings in Australia." Produced by the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League, March 2011.

2010

2010 Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2010. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2010

2010 BBV Surveillance Report - 4MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2010. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2010

Treatment decisions: what makes people decide to have treatment for hepatitis C? 2010 - 346KB PDF

Key Findings. This study published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research seeks to investigate the factors that influence people's decision whether or not to begin treatment. Data was collected via a survey, a focus group and in-depth interviews.

2010

Annual report of trends in behaviour 2009 - 7MB PDF

This report HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2010 is the 12th in the National Centre in HIV Social Research's annual series reviewing behavioural data relevant to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australia. It examines behavioural and other data relevant to the development and evaluation of prevention strategies and the understanding of individuals’ experiences of treatment of these infections.

2010 

Hepatitis B Think Tank Report - 690KB PDF

The Hepatitis B Think Tank was an initiative of ASHM funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. It aims to help shepherd in the new National Hepatitis B National Strategy and to complement the Implementation Plan.

2010

Health of Australian Prisoners - 1MB PDF

The Health of Australian Prisoners 2009, published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report presents information on the health of prisoners at the time of entry to prisons, their use of health services while in prison as well as some information on the prison environment.

2010

NSW Inmate Health Survey - 3MB PDF

2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey: Key Findings Report. Produced by Justice Health, a unit of NSW Health. The 2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey confirms the findings of previous surveys and also provides new insights into the health of those in custody.

2010

Impact of increased hep C treatment uptake in Australia - 2MB PDF

Epidemiological and economic impact of potential increased hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia. This project investigated the possible effects of increased rates of treatment, compared with current treatment rates, on the future health and economic burden of hep C around Australia. It was carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research and funded by Roche Products Australia.

2010

Hepatitis C seroconversion: Using qualitative research to enhance surveillance - 600KB PDF

Phases 1 and 2 final report to NSW Health, December 2009. National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and National Centre in HIV Social Research. In NSW, hepatitis C has been the subject of specific surveillance and prevention programs for many years. Despite this experience and significant investment, there remain challenges both in understanding the epidemiology of this virus and in implementing effective prevention programs. This study aimed to enhance the public health surveillance program and contribute to the evidence base for hepatitis C prevention in NSW.

2009

Drug use, hepatitis C and exposure to injecting among young people in Queensland: The Big Day Out Survey 2009 - 456KB

A research report published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research in 2009.

2009

Differences between younger and older injecting drug users - 600KB

Examining differences between younger and older injecting drug users in the 2009 National Illict Drug Reporting System sample. Drug Trends Bulletin, December 2009. A research report published by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, carried out by Joanne Cassar, et al. and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Recovery From Hepatitis C Treatments - 2MB PDF

Recovery from hepatitis C treatments. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2009. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2009

The Impact of Chronic Hep B in Australia - 2MB PDF

The impact of chronic hepatitis B in Australia: projecting mortality, morbidity and economic impact. A research report published by the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, carried out by Jim Butler, Rosemary Korda, et al.

2009

From Corrections to Community - 500KB PDF

From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia’s prisoners. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2009

USA National Viral Hepatitis Summit Report - 500KB PDF

The Dawn of a New Era: Transforming our Domestic Response to Hepatitis B & C. This national forum focusing on viral hepatitis was held in in Washington, DC, on 10-11 September 2009. The multi-stakeholder forum aimed to develop a coordinated national response to chronic viral hepatitis through improved prevention, detection and patient care.

2009

Hep C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria - 1MB PDF

Recognising and responding to hepatitis C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria: a research project exploring barriers to hepatitis C treatment. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people living in Indigenous Communities. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Stephen McNally and Robyne Latham. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2009

2009 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2009. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2009

Return on Investment 2 - 2MB PDF

Return on investment 2: Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009. A evaluation report published by Commonwealth Department of Health, conducted by a team of investigators at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (executive summary) -  250KB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (full report) -  1MB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

 

Aboriginal BBV Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne Viral and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance Report 2008. A national surveillance report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by James Ward. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

Drug Trends Bulletin - 120KB PDF

Drug Trends 2008 Bulletin. Since 1995, a collaboration of Australian needle and syringe programs have conducted annual sentinel surveillance surveys of HIV and hep C prevalence and risk behaviours among injecting drug users. This is the 2008 bulletin, prepared by Jenny Iverson and Lisa Maher of the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

2008 BBV Risk Behaviour Report - 5MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, edited by John Imrie and Andrew Frankland. Produced in collaboration with ARCSHS and NCHECR.

2008

 

2008 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2008

 

NSW Hepatitis C Care & Treatment Review - 2MB PDF

Review of Hepatitis C Treatment and Care Services. An evaluation report published by AIDS/Infectious Diseases Branch, NSW Health, carried out by Jill Hardwick and Jacq Hackett.

2008

 

Hep C Treatment among Asian Australians - 440KB PDF

Improving and Increasing Access to Hepatitis C Treatment: a research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Sophie Dutertre and Stephen McNally. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2007

Quality of Life Among People Living with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection - 253KB PDF

"The purpose of this research project was to describe ‘quality of life’ (QoL) among people in Queensland who have chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The project follows exploratory qualitative work that was funded by the NH&MRC in 1999-2001." Published by Queensland Health.

2007

 

Australian NSP Survey - 2MB PDF

Prevalence of HIV, HCV and Injecting and Sexual Behaviour Among IDUs at Needle and Syringe Programs. A national report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Jenny Iverson, Libby Topp and Lisa Maher. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2007

 

Drug Use Statistics - 500KB PDF

Statistics on Drug Use in Australia 2006. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2007

 

Hepatitis B Needs Assessment - 2MB PDF

National Hepatitis B Needs Assessment. A national needs assessment published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Jack Wallace (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by ARCSHS, La Trobe University and ACT-HBV.

2007

 

Prisoner Health Report - 350KB PDF

Prisoner Health in Australia: Contemporary information collection and a way forward. A research report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, carried out by Josephine Belcher, of the Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, and Fadwa Al Yaman, of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2006

Illicit Drug use in the Asia Pacific Region - 2MB PDF

Situational Analysis of Illicit Drug Issues and Responses in the Asia-Pacific Region. Commissioned by the ANCD Asia Pacific Drug Issues Committee and prepared by the Burnet Institute with financial support from the Department of Health & Ageing and AusAID.

2006

 

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C - 710KB PDF

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C in Australia. An evaluation report published by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing, carried out by Applied Economics.

2006

 

Estimates & Projections Report - 2MB PDF

Hepatitis C Virus Projections Working Group: Estimates and projections of the hepatitis C virus epidemic in Australia 2006. A research report published by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis, carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

Experiences of Treatment Report - 2MB PDF

Experiences of Hepatitis C Treatment and its Management: What some patients and health professionals say. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood (and others) of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

NSW Juvenile Justice Report - 710KB PDF

NSW Young People on Community Orders Health Survey 2003-2006: Key findings report. A health survey report published by the University of Sydney, carried out by Dianna Kenny (and others), various research centres. Funded the Australia Research Council, NSW Department of Juvenile Justice and NSW Health.

2006

 

Pharmacy NSP Survey Report - 540KB PDF

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey 2006: Hepatitis C risk and access to sterile injecting equipment in pharmacies in South-East Sydney. A research report carried out by Joanne Bryant and Max Hopwood of the National Centre in HIV Social Research, and the NSW Pharmacy Guild. Funded through the Facilty Research Grant Program, UNSW.

2005

 

Aboriginal Access to BBV Services - 2MB PDF

Increasing Access To Services In NSW For Aboriginal People At Risk of Contracting Or Who Have Blood Borne Infections. An evaluation report published by the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (NSW) and Mandala Consulting. Funded by NSW Health.

2004

 

Making Decisions about Hepatitis C Treatment - 400KB PDF

Making Decisions About Hepatitis C Treatment. A research report published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Stephen McNally (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2004

Hepatitis C and the Blood Supply in Australia -  800KB PDF

The Senate Community Affairs Refences Committee: hepatitis C and the blood supply in Australia. A Commonwealth parliamentary report published by the Australian Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee.

2003

 

3D Study Report - 355KB PDF

The 3D Project: Diagnosis, disclosure, discrimination and living with hepatitis C. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood and Carla Treloar, of NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

A Sense of Belonging - 1MB PDF

A Sense of Belonging: National hepatitis C needs assessment 2003. A national hepatitis C needs assessment, published by Hepatitis Australia. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

My Blood is Dark Red Report - 370KB PDF

My Blood Is Always Dark Red: Research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion. A research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion resource, published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, HCCNSW and NUAA. Funded by NSW Health.

2003

 

QoL Symptoms Study Report - 220KB PDF

Quality of Life Among People Living With Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.

2001

C-Change Report into Hepatitis C Discrimination in NSW - 3MB PDF

A report carried out by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

Some research report info republished here with permission from Hepatitis NSW.


 

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2015

The Hepatitis Equity Report - PDF document

Champions and Challenges: Australia's Response to viral hepatitis and HIV. Hepatitis Australia, October 2014.

2015

Call to Action: Hepatitis Queensland Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission in Queensland Prisons - Word document

"The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland." Hepatitis Queensland, 2015.

2013

Stigma, Discrimination and Hepatitis B: A review of current research - 328KB PDF

"Further research is needed to enable a better understanding of the non-clinical factors that facilitate and act as barriers to hepatitis B testing, vaccination and clinical management including a better understanding of the extent and influence of stigma and discrimination across the different affected communities in Australia." Produced by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, 2013.

2011

[Drug] Treatment Service Users Project Phase Two Final Report - 2.8MB PDF

"This project was a peer-driven action research project which sought to implement a series of consumer participation demonstration projects in a variety of drug treatment settings in Australia." Produced by the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League, March 2011.

2010

2010 Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2010. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2010

2010 BBV Surveillance Report - 4MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2010. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2010

Treatment decisions: what makes people decide to have treatment for hepatitis C? 2010 - 346KB PDF

Key Findings. This study published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research seeks to investigate the factors that influence people's decision whether or not to begin treatment. Data was collected via a survey, a focus group and in-depth interviews.

2010

Annual report of trends in behaviour 2009 - 7MB PDF

This report HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2010 is the 12th in the National Centre in HIV Social Research's annual series reviewing behavioural data relevant to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australia. It examines behavioural and other data relevant to the development and evaluation of prevention strategies and the understanding of individuals’ experiences of treatment of these infections.

2010 

Hepatitis B Think Tank Report - 690KB PDF

The Hepatitis B Think Tank was an initiative of ASHM funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. It aims to help shepherd in the new National Hepatitis B National Strategy and to complement the Implementation Plan.

2010

Health of Australian Prisoners - 1MB PDF

The Health of Australian Prisoners 2009, published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report presents information on the health of prisoners at the time of entry to prisons, their use of health services while in prison as well as some information on the prison environment.

2010

NSW Inmate Health Survey - 3MB PDF

2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey: Key Findings Report. Produced by Justice Health, a unit of NSW Health. The 2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey confirms the findings of previous surveys and also provides new insights into the health of those in custody.

2010

Impact of increased hep C treatment uptake in Australia - 2MB PDF

Epidemiological and economic impact of potential increased hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia. This project investigated the possible effects of increased rates of treatment, compared with current treatment rates, on the future health and economic burden of hep C around Australia. It was carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research and funded by Roche Products Australia.

2010

Hepatitis C seroconversion: Using qualitative research to enhance surveillance - 600KB PDF

Phases 1 and 2 final report to NSW Health, December 2009. National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and National Centre in HIV Social Research. In NSW, hepatitis C has been the subject of specific surveillance and prevention programs for many years. Despite this experience and significant investment, there remain challenges both in understanding the epidemiology of this virus and in implementing effective prevention programs. This study aimed to enhance the public health surveillance program and contribute to the evidence base for hepatitis C prevention in NSW.

2009

Drug use, hepatitis C and exposure to injecting among young people in Queensland: The Big Day Out Survey 2009 - 456KB

A research report published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research in 2009.

2009

Differences between younger and older injecting drug users - 600KB

Examining differences between younger and older injecting drug users in the 2009 National Illict Drug Reporting System sample. Drug Trends Bulletin, December 2009. A research report published by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, carried out by Joanne Cassar, et al. and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Recovery From Hepatitis C Treatments - 2MB PDF

Recovery from hepatitis C treatments. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2009. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2009

The Impact of Chronic Hep B in Australia - 2MB PDF

The impact of chronic hepatitis B in Australia: projecting mortality, morbidity and economic impact. A research report published by the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, carried out by Jim Butler, Rosemary Korda, et al.

2009

From Corrections to Community - 500KB PDF

From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia’s prisoners. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2009

USA National Viral Hepatitis Summit Report - 500KB PDF

The Dawn of a New Era: Transforming our Domestic Response to Hepatitis B & C. This national forum focusing on viral hepatitis was held in in Washington, DC, on 10-11 September 2009. The multi-stakeholder forum aimed to develop a coordinated national response to chronic viral hepatitis through improved prevention, detection and patient care.

2009

Hep C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria - 1MB PDF

Recognising and responding to hepatitis C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria: a research project exploring barriers to hepatitis C treatment. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people living in Indigenous Communities. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Stephen McNally and Robyne Latham. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2009

2009 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2009. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2009

Return on Investment 2 - 2MB PDF

Return on investment 2: Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009. A evaluation report published by Commonwealth Department of Health, conducted by a team of investigators at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (executive summary) -  250KB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (full report) -  1MB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

 

Aboriginal BBV Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne Viral and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance Report 2008. A national surveillance report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by James Ward. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

Drug Trends Bulletin - 120KB PDF

Drug Trends 2008 Bulletin. Since 1995, a collaboration of Australian needle and syringe programs have conducted annual sentinel surveillance surveys of HIV and hep C prevalence and risk behaviours among injecting drug users. This is the 2008 bulletin, prepared by Jenny Iverson and Lisa Maher of the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

2008 BBV Risk Behaviour Report - 5MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, edited by John Imrie and Andrew Frankland. Produced in collaboration with ARCSHS and NCHECR.

2008

 

2008 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2008

 

NSW Hepatitis C Care & Treatment Review - 2MB PDF

Review of Hepatitis C Treatment and Care Services. An evaluation report published by AIDS/Infectious Diseases Branch, NSW Health, carried out by Jill Hardwick and Jacq Hackett.

2008

 

Hep C Treatment among Asian Australians - 440KB PDF

Improving and Increasing Access to Hepatitis C Treatment: a research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Sophie Dutertre and Stephen McNally. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2007

Quality of Life Among People Living with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection - 253KB PDF

"The purpose of this research project was to describe ‘quality of life’ (QoL) among people in Queensland who have chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The project follows exploratory qualitative work that was funded by the NH&MRC in 1999-2001." Published by Queensland Health.

2007

 

Australian NSP Survey - 2MB PDF

Prevalence of HIV, HCV and Injecting and Sexual Behaviour Among IDUs at Needle and Syringe Programs. A national report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Jenny Iverson, Libby Topp and Lisa Maher. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2007

 

Drug Use Statistics - 500KB PDF

Statistics on Drug Use in Australia 2006. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2007

 

Hepatitis B Needs Assessment - 2MB PDF

National Hepatitis B Needs Assessment. A national needs assessment published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Jack Wallace (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by ARCSHS, La Trobe University and ACT-HBV.

2007

 

Prisoner Health Report - 350KB PDF

Prisoner Health in Australia: Contemporary information collection and a way forward. A research report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, carried out by Josephine Belcher, of the Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, and Fadwa Al Yaman, of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2006

Illicit Drug use in the Asia Pacific Region - 2MB PDF

Situational Analysis of Illicit Drug Issues and Responses in the Asia-Pacific Region. Commissioned by the ANCD Asia Pacific Drug Issues Committee and prepared by the Burnet Institute with financial support from the Department of Health & Ageing and AusAID.

2006

 

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C - 710KB PDF

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C in Australia. An evaluation report published by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing, carried out by Applied Economics.

2006

 

Estimates & Projections Report - 2MB PDF

Hepatitis C Virus Projections Working Group: Estimates and projections of the hepatitis C virus epidemic in Australia 2006. A research report published by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis, carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

Experiences of Treatment Report - 2MB PDF

Experiences of Hepatitis C Treatment and its Management: What some patients and health professionals say. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood (and others) of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

NSW Juvenile Justice Report - 710KB PDF

NSW Young People on Community Orders Health Survey 2003-2006: Key findings report. A health survey report published by the University of Sydney, carried out by Dianna Kenny (and others), various research centres. Funded the Australia Research Council, NSW Department of Juvenile Justice and NSW Health.

2006

 

Pharmacy NSP Survey Report - 540KB PDF

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey 2006: Hepatitis C risk and access to sterile injecting equipment in pharmacies in South-East Sydney. A research report carried out by Joanne Bryant and Max Hopwood of the National Centre in HIV Social Research, and the NSW Pharmacy Guild. Funded through the Facilty Research Grant Program, UNSW.

2005

 

Aboriginal Access to BBV Services - 2MB PDF

Increasing Access To Services In NSW For Aboriginal People At Risk of Contracting Or Who Have Blood Borne Infections. An evaluation report published by the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (NSW) and Mandala Consulting. Funded by NSW Health.

2004

 

Making Decisions about Hepatitis C Treatment - 400KB PDF

Making Decisions About Hepatitis C Treatment. A research report published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Stephen McNally (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2004

Hepatitis C and the Blood Supply in Australia -  800KB PDF

The Senate Community Affairs Refences Committee: hepatitis C and the blood supply in Australia. A Commonwealth parliamentary report published by the Australian Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee.

2003

 

3D Study Report - 355KB PDF

The 3D Project: Diagnosis, disclosure, discrimination and living with hepatitis C. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood and Carla Treloar, of NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

A Sense of Belonging - 1MB PDF

A Sense of Belonging: National hepatitis C needs assessment 2003. A national hepatitis C needs assessment, published by Hepatitis Australia. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

My Blood is Dark Red Report - 370KB PDF

My Blood Is Always Dark Red: Research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion. A research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion resource, published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, HCCNSW and NUAA. Funded by NSW Health.

2003

 

QoL Symptoms Study Report - 220KB PDF

Quality of Life Among People Living With Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.

2001

C-Change Report into Hepatitis C Discrimination in NSW - 3MB PDF

A report carried out by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

Some research report info republished here with permission from Hepatitis NSW.


 

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2015

The Hepatitis Equity Report - PDF document

Champions and Challenges: Australia's Response to viral hepatitis and HIV. Hepatitis Australia, October 2014.

2015

Call to Action: Hepatitis Queensland Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission in Queensland Prisons - Word document

"The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland." Hepatitis Queensland, 2015.

2013

Stigma, Discrimination and Hepatitis B: A review of current research - 328KB PDF

"Further research is needed to enable a better understanding of the non-clinical factors that facilitate and act as barriers to hepatitis B testing, vaccination and clinical management including a better understanding of the extent and influence of stigma and discrimination across the different affected communities in Australia." Produced by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, 2013.

2011

[Drug] Treatment Service Users Project Phase Two Final Report - 2.8MB PDF

"This project was a peer-driven action research project which sought to implement a series of consumer participation demonstration projects in a variety of drug treatment settings in Australia." Produced by the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League, March 2011.

2010

2010 Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2010. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2010

2010 BBV Surveillance Report - 4MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2010. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2010

Treatment decisions: what makes people decide to have treatment for hepatitis C? 2010 - 346KB PDF

Key Findings. This study published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research seeks to investigate the factors that influence people's decision whether or not to begin treatment. Data was collected via a survey, a focus group and in-depth interviews.

2010

Annual report of trends in behaviour 2009 - 7MB PDF

This report HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2010 is the 12th in the National Centre in HIV Social Research's annual series reviewing behavioural data relevant to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australia. It examines behavioural and other data relevant to the development and evaluation of prevention strategies and the understanding of individuals’ experiences of treatment of these infections.

2010 

Hepatitis B Think Tank Report - 690KB PDF

The Hepatitis B Think Tank was an initiative of ASHM funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. It aims to help shepherd in the new National Hepatitis B National Strategy and to complement the Implementation Plan.

2010

Health of Australian Prisoners - 1MB PDF

The Health of Australian Prisoners 2009, published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report presents information on the health of prisoners at the time of entry to prisons, their use of health services while in prison as well as some information on the prison environment.

2010

NSW Inmate Health Survey - 3MB PDF

2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey: Key Findings Report. Produced by Justice Health, a unit of NSW Health. The 2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey confirms the findings of previous surveys and also provides new insights into the health of those in custody.

2010

Impact of increased hep C treatment uptake in Australia - 2MB PDF

Epidemiological and economic impact of potential increased hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia. This project investigated the possible effects of increased rates of treatment, compared with current treatment rates, on the future health and economic burden of hep C around Australia. It was carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research and funded by Roche Products Australia.

2010

Hepatitis C seroconversion: Using qualitative research to enhance surveillance - 600KB PDF

Phases 1 and 2 final report to NSW Health, December 2009. National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and National Centre in HIV Social Research. In NSW, hepatitis C has been the subject of specific surveillance and prevention programs for many years. Despite this experience and significant investment, there remain challenges both in understanding the epidemiology of this virus and in implementing effective prevention programs. This study aimed to enhance the public health surveillance program and contribute to the evidence base for hepatitis C prevention in NSW.

2009

Drug use, hepatitis C and exposure to injecting among young people in Queensland: The Big Day Out Survey 2009 - 456KB

A research report published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research in 2009.

2009

Differences between younger and older injecting drug users - 600KB

Examining differences between younger and older injecting drug users in the 2009 National Illict Drug Reporting System sample. Drug Trends Bulletin, December 2009. A research report published by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, carried out by Joanne Cassar, et al. and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Recovery From Hepatitis C Treatments - 2MB PDF

Recovery from hepatitis C treatments. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2009. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2009

The Impact of Chronic Hep B in Australia - 2MB PDF

The impact of chronic hepatitis B in Australia: projecting mortality, morbidity and economic impact. A research report published by the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, carried out by Jim Butler, Rosemary Korda, et al.

2009

From Corrections to Community - 500KB PDF

From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia’s prisoners. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2009

USA National Viral Hepatitis Summit Report - 500KB PDF

The Dawn of a New Era: Transforming our Domestic Response to Hepatitis B & C. This national forum focusing on viral hepatitis was held in in Washington, DC, on 10-11 September 2009. The multi-stakeholder forum aimed to develop a coordinated national response to chronic viral hepatitis through improved prevention, detection and patient care.

2009

Hep C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria - 1MB PDF

Recognising and responding to hepatitis C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria: a research project exploring barriers to hepatitis C treatment. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people living in Indigenous Communities. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Stephen McNally and Robyne Latham. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2009

2009 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2009. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2009

Return on Investment 2 - 2MB PDF

Return on investment 2: Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009. A evaluation report published by Commonwealth Department of Health, conducted by a team of investigators at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (executive summary) -  250KB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (full report) -  1MB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

 

Aboriginal BBV Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne Viral and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance Report 2008. A national surveillance report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by James Ward. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

Drug Trends Bulletin - 120KB PDF

Drug Trends 2008 Bulletin. Since 1995, a collaboration of Australian needle and syringe programs have conducted annual sentinel surveillance surveys of HIV and hep C prevalence and risk behaviours among injecting drug users. This is the 2008 bulletin, prepared by Jenny Iverson and Lisa Maher of the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

2008 BBV Risk Behaviour Report - 5MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, edited by John Imrie and Andrew Frankland. Produced in collaboration with ARCSHS and NCHECR.

2008

 

2008 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2008

 

NSW Hepatitis C Care & Treatment Review - 2MB PDF

Review of Hepatitis C Treatment and Care Services. An evaluation report published by AIDS/Infectious Diseases Branch, NSW Health, carried out by Jill Hardwick and Jacq Hackett.

2008

 

Hep C Treatment among Asian Australians - 440KB PDF

Improving and Increasing Access to Hepatitis C Treatment: a research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Sophie Dutertre and Stephen McNally. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2007

Quality of Life Among People Living with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection - 253KB PDF

"The purpose of this research project was to describe ‘quality of life’ (QoL) among people in Queensland who have chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The project follows exploratory qualitative work that was funded by the NH&MRC in 1999-2001." Published by Queensland Health.

2007

 

Australian NSP Survey - 2MB PDF

Prevalence of HIV, HCV and Injecting and Sexual Behaviour Among IDUs at Needle and Syringe Programs. A national report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Jenny Iverson, Libby Topp and Lisa Maher. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2007

 

Drug Use Statistics - 500KB PDF

Statistics on Drug Use in Australia 2006. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2007

 

Hepatitis B Needs Assessment - 2MB PDF

National Hepatitis B Needs Assessment. A national needs assessment published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Jack Wallace (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by ARCSHS, La Trobe University and ACT-HBV.

2007

 

Prisoner Health Report - 350KB PDF

Prisoner Health in Australia: Contemporary information collection and a way forward. A research report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, carried out by Josephine Belcher, of the Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, and Fadwa Al Yaman, of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2006

Illicit Drug use in the Asia Pacific Region - 2MB PDF

Situational Analysis of Illicit Drug Issues and Responses in the Asia-Pacific Region. Commissioned by the ANCD Asia Pacific Drug Issues Committee and prepared by the Burnet Institute with financial support from the Department of Health & Ageing and AusAID.

2006

 

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C - 710KB PDF

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C in Australia. An evaluation report published by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing, carried out by Applied Economics.

2006

 

Estimates & Projections Report - 2MB PDF

Hepatitis C Virus Projections Working Group: Estimates and projections of the hepatitis C virus epidemic in Australia 2006. A research report published by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis, carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

Experiences of Treatment Report - 2MB PDF

Experiences of Hepatitis C Treatment and its Management: What some patients and health professionals say. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood (and others) of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

NSW Juvenile Justice Report - 710KB PDF

NSW Young People on Community Orders Health Survey 2003-2006: Key findings report. A health survey report published by the University of Sydney, carried out by Dianna Kenny (and others), various research centres. Funded the Australia Research Council, NSW Department of Juvenile Justice and NSW Health.

2006

 

Pharmacy NSP Survey Report - 540KB PDF

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey 2006: Hepatitis C risk and access to sterile injecting equipment in pharmacies in South-East Sydney. A research report carried out by Joanne Bryant and Max Hopwood of the National Centre in HIV Social Research, and the NSW Pharmacy Guild. Funded through the Facilty Research Grant Program, UNSW.

2005

 

Aboriginal Access to BBV Services - 2MB PDF

Increasing Access To Services In NSW For Aboriginal People At Risk of Contracting Or Who Have Blood Borne Infections. An evaluation report published by the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (NSW) and Mandala Consulting. Funded by NSW Health.

2004

 

Making Decisions about Hepatitis C Treatment - 400KB PDF

Making Decisions About Hepatitis C Treatment. A research report published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Stephen McNally (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2004

Hepatitis C and the Blood Supply in Australia -  800KB PDF

The Senate Community Affairs Refences Committee: hepatitis C and the blood supply in Australia. A Commonwealth parliamentary report published by the Australian Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee.

2003

 

3D Study Report - 355KB PDF

The 3D Project: Diagnosis, disclosure, discrimination and living with hepatitis C. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood and Carla Treloar, of NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

A Sense of Belonging - 1MB PDF

A Sense of Belonging: National hepatitis C needs assessment 2003. A national hepatitis C needs assessment, published by Hepatitis Australia. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

My Blood is Dark Red Report - 370KB PDF

My Blood Is Always Dark Red: Research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion. A research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion resource, published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, HCCNSW and NUAA. Funded by NSW Health.

2003

 

QoL Symptoms Study Report - 220KB PDF

Quality of Life Among People Living With Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.

2001

C-Change Report into Hepatitis C Discrimination in NSW - 3MB PDF

A report carried out by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

Some research report info republished here with permission from Hepatitis NSW.


 

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2015

The Hepatitis Equity Report - PDF document

Champions and Challenges: Australia's Response to viral hepatitis and HIV. Hepatitis Australia, October 2014.

2015

Call to Action: Hepatitis Queensland Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission in Queensland Prisons - Word document

"The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland." Hepatitis Queensland, 2015.

2013

Stigma, Discrimination and Hepatitis B: A review of current research - 328KB PDF

"Further research is needed to enable a better understanding of the non-clinical factors that facilitate and act as barriers to hepatitis B testing, vaccination and clinical management including a better understanding of the extent and influence of stigma and discrimination across the different affected communities in Australia." Produced by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, 2013.

2011

[Drug] Treatment Service Users Project Phase Two Final Report - 2.8MB PDF

"This project was a peer-driven action research project which sought to implement a series of consumer participation demonstration projects in a variety of drug treatment settings in Australia." Produced by the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League, March 2011.

2010

2010 Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2010. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2010

2010 BBV Surveillance Report - 4MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2010. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2010

Treatment decisions: what makes people decide to have treatment for hepatitis C? 2010 - 346KB PDF

Key Findings. This study published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research seeks to investigate the factors that influence people's decision whether or not to begin treatment. Data was collected via a survey, a focus group and in-depth interviews.

2010

Annual report of trends in behaviour 2009 - 7MB PDF

This report HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2010 is the 12th in the National Centre in HIV Social Research's annual series reviewing behavioural data relevant to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australia. It examines behavioural and other data relevant to the development and evaluation of prevention strategies and the understanding of individuals’ experiences of treatment of these infections.

2010 

Hepatitis B Think Tank Report - 690KB PDF

The Hepatitis B Think Tank was an initiative of ASHM funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. It aims to help shepherd in the new National Hepatitis B National Strategy and to complement the Implementation Plan.

2010

Health of Australian Prisoners - 1MB PDF

The Health of Australian Prisoners 2009, published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report presents information on the health of prisoners at the time of entry to prisons, their use of health services while in prison as well as some information on the prison environment.

2010

NSW Inmate Health Survey - 3MB PDF

2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey: Key Findings Report. Produced by Justice Health, a unit of NSW Health. The 2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey confirms the findings of previous surveys and also provides new insights into the health of those in custody.

2010

Impact of increased hep C treatment uptake in Australia - 2MB PDF

Epidemiological and economic impact of potential increased hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia. This project investigated the possible effects of increased rates of treatment, compared with current treatment rates, on the future health and economic burden of hep C around Australia. It was carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research and funded by Roche Products Australia.

2010

Hepatitis C seroconversion: Using qualitative research to enhance surveillance - 600KB PDF

Phases 1 and 2 final report to NSW Health, December 2009. National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and National Centre in HIV Social Research. In NSW, hepatitis C has been the subject of specific surveillance and prevention programs for many years. Despite this experience and significant investment, there remain challenges both in understanding the epidemiology of this virus and in implementing effective prevention programs. This study aimed to enhance the public health surveillance program and contribute to the evidence base for hepatitis C prevention in NSW.

2009

Drug use, hepatitis C and exposure to injecting among young people in Queensland: The Big Day Out Survey 2009 - 456KB

A research report published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research in 2009.

2009

Differences between younger and older injecting drug users - 600KB

Examining differences between younger and older injecting drug users in the 2009 National Illict Drug Reporting System sample. Drug Trends Bulletin, December 2009. A research report published by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, carried out by Joanne Cassar, et al. and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Recovery From Hepatitis C Treatments - 2MB PDF

Recovery from hepatitis C treatments. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2009. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2009

The Impact of Chronic Hep B in Australia - 2MB PDF

The impact of chronic hepatitis B in Australia: projecting mortality, morbidity and economic impact. A research report published by the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, carried out by Jim Butler, Rosemary Korda, et al.

2009

From Corrections to Community - 500KB PDF

From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia’s prisoners. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2009

USA National Viral Hepatitis Summit Report - 500KB PDF

The Dawn of a New Era: Transforming our Domestic Response to Hepatitis B & C. This national forum focusing on viral hepatitis was held in in Washington, DC, on 10-11 September 2009. The multi-stakeholder forum aimed to develop a coordinated national response to chronic viral hepatitis through improved prevention, detection and patient care.

2009

Hep C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria - 1MB PDF

Recognising and responding to hepatitis C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria: a research project exploring barriers to hepatitis C treatment. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people living in Indigenous Communities. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Stephen McNally and Robyne Latham. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2009

2009 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2009. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2009

Return on Investment 2 - 2MB PDF

Return on investment 2: Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009. A evaluation report published by Commonwealth Department of Health, conducted by a team of investigators at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (executive summary) -  250KB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (full report) -  1MB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

 

Aboriginal BBV Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne Viral and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance Report 2008. A national surveillance report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by James Ward. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

Drug Trends Bulletin - 120KB PDF

Drug Trends 2008 Bulletin. Since 1995, a collaboration of Australian needle and syringe programs have conducted annual sentinel surveillance surveys of HIV and hep C prevalence and risk behaviours among injecting drug users. This is the 2008 bulletin, prepared by Jenny Iverson and Lisa Maher of the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

2008 BBV Risk Behaviour Report - 5MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, edited by John Imrie and Andrew Frankland. Produced in collaboration with ARCSHS and NCHECR.

2008

 

2008 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2008

 

NSW Hepatitis C Care & Treatment Review - 2MB PDF

Review of Hepatitis C Treatment and Care Services. An evaluation report published by AIDS/Infectious Diseases Branch, NSW Health, carried out by Jill Hardwick and Jacq Hackett.

2008

 

Hep C Treatment among Asian Australians - 440KB PDF

Improving and Increasing Access to Hepatitis C Treatment: a research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Sophie Dutertre and Stephen McNally. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2007

Quality of Life Among People Living with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection - 253KB PDF

"The purpose of this research project was to describe ‘quality of life’ (QoL) among people in Queensland who have chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The project follows exploratory qualitative work that was funded by the NH&MRC in 1999-2001." Published by Queensland Health.

2007

 

Australian NSP Survey - 2MB PDF

Prevalence of HIV, HCV and Injecting and Sexual Behaviour Among IDUs at Needle and Syringe Programs. A national report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Jenny Iverson, Libby Topp and Lisa Maher. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2007

 

Drug Use Statistics - 500KB PDF

Statistics on Drug Use in Australia 2006. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2007

 

Hepatitis B Needs Assessment - 2MB PDF

National Hepatitis B Needs Assessment. A national needs assessment published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Jack Wallace (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by ARCSHS, La Trobe University and ACT-HBV.

2007

 

Prisoner Health Report - 350KB PDF

Prisoner Health in Australia: Contemporary information collection and a way forward. A research report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, carried out by Josephine Belcher, of the Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, and Fadwa Al Yaman, of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2006

Illicit Drug use in the Asia Pacific Region - 2MB PDF

Situational Analysis of Illicit Drug Issues and Responses in the Asia-Pacific Region. Commissioned by the ANCD Asia Pacific Drug Issues Committee and prepared by the Burnet Institute with financial support from the Department of Health & Ageing and AusAID.

2006

 

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C - 710KB PDF

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C in Australia. An evaluation report published by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing, carried out by Applied Economics.

2006

 

Estimates & Projections Report - 2MB PDF

Hepatitis C Virus Projections Working Group: Estimates and projections of the hepatitis C virus epidemic in Australia 2006. A research report published by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis, carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

Experiences of Treatment Report - 2MB PDF

Experiences of Hepatitis C Treatment and its Management: What some patients and health professionals say. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood (and others) of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

NSW Juvenile Justice Report - 710KB PDF

NSW Young People on Community Orders Health Survey 2003-2006: Key findings report. A health survey report published by the University of Sydney, carried out by Dianna Kenny (and others), various research centres. Funded the Australia Research Council, NSW Department of Juvenile Justice and NSW Health.

2006

 

Pharmacy NSP Survey Report - 540KB PDF

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey 2006: Hepatitis C risk and access to sterile injecting equipment in pharmacies in South-East Sydney. A research report carried out by Joanne Bryant and Max Hopwood of the National Centre in HIV Social Research, and the NSW Pharmacy Guild. Funded through the Facilty Research Grant Program, UNSW.

2005

 

Aboriginal Access to BBV Services - 2MB PDF

Increasing Access To Services In NSW For Aboriginal People At Risk of Contracting Or Who Have Blood Borne Infections. An evaluation report published by the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (NSW) and Mandala Consulting. Funded by NSW Health.

2004

 

Making Decisions about Hepatitis C Treatment - 400KB PDF

Making Decisions About Hepatitis C Treatment. A research report published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Stephen McNally (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2004

Hepatitis C and the Blood Supply in Australia -  800KB PDF

The Senate Community Affairs Refences Committee: hepatitis C and the blood supply in Australia. A Commonwealth parliamentary report published by the Australian Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee.

2003

 

3D Study Report - 355KB PDF

The 3D Project: Diagnosis, disclosure, discrimination and living with hepatitis C. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood and Carla Treloar, of NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

A Sense of Belonging - 1MB PDF

A Sense of Belonging: National hepatitis C needs assessment 2003. A national hepatitis C needs assessment, published by Hepatitis Australia. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

My Blood is Dark Red Report - 370KB PDF

My Blood Is Always Dark Red: Research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion. A research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion resource, published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, HCCNSW and NUAA. Funded by NSW Health.

2003

 

QoL Symptoms Study Report - 220KB PDF

Quality of Life Among People Living With Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.

2001

C-Change Report into Hepatitis C Discrimination in NSW - 3MB PDF

A report carried out by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

Some research report info republished here with permission from Hepatitis NSW.


 

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Research

 

 

2015

The Hepatitis Equity Report - PDF document

Champions and Challenges: Australia's Response to viral hepatitis and HIV. Hepatitis Australia, October 2014.

2015

Call to Action: Hepatitis Queensland Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Transmission in Queensland Prisons - Word document

"The Call to Action: HQ Discussion Paper on Preventing Hepatitis C Viral Transmission in Queensland Prisons is developed on the basis of the scientific evidence for the most effective strategies to control viral hepatitis, and is also informed by the prison-, and community-based work of HQ in Queensland." Hepatitis Queensland, 2015.

2013

Stigma, Discrimination and Hepatitis B: A review of current research - 328KB PDF

"Further research is needed to enable a better understanding of the non-clinical factors that facilitate and act as barriers to hepatitis B testing, vaccination and clinical management including a better understanding of the extent and influence of stigma and discrimination across the different affected communities in Australia." Produced by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, 2013.

2011

[Drug] Treatment Service Users Project Phase Two Final Report - 2.8MB PDF

"This project was a peer-driven action research project which sought to implement a series of consumer participation demonstration projects in a variety of drug treatment settings in Australia." Produced by the Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League, March 2011.

2010

2010 Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2010. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2010

2010 BBV Surveillance Report - 4MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2010. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2010

Treatment decisions: what makes people decide to have treatment for hepatitis C? 2010 - 346KB PDF

Key Findings. This study published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research seeks to investigate the factors that influence people's decision whether or not to begin treatment. Data was collected via a survey, a focus group and in-depth interviews.

2010

Annual report of trends in behaviour 2009 - 7MB PDF

This report HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2010 is the 12th in the National Centre in HIV Social Research's annual series reviewing behavioural data relevant to the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australia. It examines behavioural and other data relevant to the development and evaluation of prevention strategies and the understanding of individuals’ experiences of treatment of these infections.

2010 

Hepatitis B Think Tank Report - 690KB PDF

The Hepatitis B Think Tank was an initiative of ASHM funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing. It aims to help shepherd in the new National Hepatitis B National Strategy and to complement the Implementation Plan.

2010

Health of Australian Prisoners - 1MB PDF

The Health of Australian Prisoners 2009, published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report presents information on the health of prisoners at the time of entry to prisons, their use of health services while in prison as well as some information on the prison environment.

2010

NSW Inmate Health Survey - 3MB PDF

2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey: Key Findings Report. Produced by Justice Health, a unit of NSW Health. The 2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey confirms the findings of previous surveys and also provides new insights into the health of those in custody.

2010

Impact of increased hep C treatment uptake in Australia - 2MB PDF

Epidemiological and economic impact of potential increased hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia. This project investigated the possible effects of increased rates of treatment, compared with current treatment rates, on the future health and economic burden of hep C around Australia. It was carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research and funded by Roche Products Australia.

2010

Hepatitis C seroconversion: Using qualitative research to enhance surveillance - 600KB PDF

Phases 1 and 2 final report to NSW Health, December 2009. National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, and National Centre in HIV Social Research. In NSW, hepatitis C has been the subject of specific surveillance and prevention programs for many years. Despite this experience and significant investment, there remain challenges both in understanding the epidemiology of this virus and in implementing effective prevention programs. This study aimed to enhance the public health surveillance program and contribute to the evidence base for hepatitis C prevention in NSW.

2009

Drug use, hepatitis C and exposure to injecting among young people in Queensland: The Big Day Out Survey 2009 - 456KB

A research report published by the National Centre in HIV Social Research in 2009.

2009

Differences between younger and older injecting drug users - 600KB

Examining differences between younger and older injecting drug users in the 2009 National Illict Drug Reporting System sample. Drug Trends Bulletin, December 2009. A research report published by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, carried out by Joanne Cassar, et al. and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Recovery From Hepatitis C Treatments - 2MB PDF

Recovery from hepatitis C treatments. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2009

Aboriginal Bloodborne Virus Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report 2009. A report produced by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW. Edited by James Ward.

2009

The Impact of Chronic Hep B in Australia - 2MB PDF

The impact of chronic hepatitis B in Australia: projecting mortality, morbidity and economic impact. A research report published by the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, carried out by Jim Butler, Rosemary Korda, et al.

2009

From Corrections to Community - 500KB PDF

From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia’s prisoners. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2009

USA National Viral Hepatitis Summit Report - 500KB PDF

The Dawn of a New Era: Transforming our Domestic Response to Hepatitis B & C. This national forum focusing on viral hepatitis was held in in Washington, DC, on 10-11 September 2009. The multi-stakeholder forum aimed to develop a coordinated national response to chronic viral hepatitis through improved prevention, detection and patient care.

2009

Hep C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria - 1MB PDF

Recognising and responding to hepatitis C in Indigenous Communities in Victoria: a research project exploring barriers to hepatitis C treatment. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people living in Indigenous Communities. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Stephen McNally and Robyne Latham. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2009

2009 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2009. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2009

Return on Investment 2 - 2MB PDF

Return on investment 2: Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009. A evaluation report published by Commonwealth Department of Health, conducted by a team of investigators at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (executive summary) -  250KB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

Do you C what I C? (full report) -  1MB PDF

National Hepatitis C Needs Assessment 2008: Do you C what I C? This project commissioned by Hepatitis Australia aimed to identify the education, information and support needs of Australians living with hepatitis C, and to inform the development of improved information, education and support services for people with hepatitis C in Australia.

2008

 

Aboriginal BBV Surveillance Report - 2MB PDF

Bloodborne Viral and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance Report 2008. A national surveillance report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by James Ward. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

Drug Trends Bulletin - 120KB PDF

Drug Trends 2008 Bulletin. Since 1995, a collaboration of Australian needle and syringe programs have conducted annual sentinel surveillance surveys of HIV and hep C prevalence and risk behaviours among injecting drug users. This is the 2008 bulletin, prepared by Jenny Iverson and Lisa Maher of the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2008

 

2008 BBV Risk Behaviour Report - 5MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia: Annual report of trends in behaviour 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, edited by John Imrie and Andrew Frankland. Produced in collaboration with ARCSHS and NCHECR.

2008

 

2008 BBV Surveillance Report - 3MB PDF

HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2008. An annual report published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Ann McDonald. Produced in collaboration with Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Program, Communicable Diseases Network Australia, NCHECR, National Serology Reference Laboratory and various surveillance networks for BBV and sexually transmissible infections.

2008

 

NSW Hepatitis C Care & Treatment Review - 2MB PDF

Review of Hepatitis C Treatment and Care Services. An evaluation report published by AIDS/Infectious Diseases Branch, NSW Health, carried out by Jill Hardwick and Jacq Hackett.

2008

 

Hep C Treatment among Asian Australians - 440KB PDF

Improving and Increasing Access to Hepatitis C Treatment: a research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. A research project exploring barriers to treatment for people of Vietnamese and Cambodian backgrounds. Published by the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society and La Trobe University, carried out by Sophie Dutertre and Stephen McNally. Funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.

2007

Quality of Life Among People Living with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection - 253KB PDF

"The purpose of this research project was to describe ‘quality of life’ (QoL) among people in Queensland who have chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The project follows exploratory qualitative work that was funded by the NH&MRC in 1999-2001." Published by Queensland Health.

2007

 

Australian NSP Survey - 2MB PDF

Prevalence of HIV, HCV and Injecting and Sexual Behaviour Among IDUs at Needle and Syringe Programs. A national report - part of a series - published by National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, edited by Jenny Iverson, Libby Topp and Lisa Maher. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2007

 

Drug Use Statistics - 500KB PDF

Statistics on Drug Use in Australia 2006. A report - part of a series - published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2007

 

Hepatitis B Needs Assessment - 2MB PDF

National Hepatitis B Needs Assessment. A national needs assessment published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Jack Wallace (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by ARCSHS, La Trobe University and ACT-HBV.

2007

 

Prisoner Health Report - 350KB PDF

Prisoner Health in Australia: Contemporary information collection and a way forward. A research report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, carried out by Josephine Belcher, of the Centre for Health Research in Criminal Justice, and Fadwa Al Yaman, of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

2006

Illicit Drug use in the Asia Pacific Region - 2MB PDF

Situational Analysis of Illicit Drug Issues and Responses in the Asia-Pacific Region. Commissioned by the ANCD Asia Pacific Drug Issues Committee and prepared by the Burnet Institute with financial support from the Department of Health & Ageing and AusAID.

2006

 

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C - 710KB PDF

Economic Evaluation of Hepatitis C in Australia. An evaluation report published by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing, carried out by Applied Economics.

2006

 

Estimates & Projections Report - 2MB PDF

Hepatitis C Virus Projections Working Group: Estimates and projections of the hepatitis C virus epidemic in Australia 2006. A research report published by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis, carried out by the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

Experiences of Treatment Report - 2MB PDF

Experiences of Hepatitis C Treatment and its Management: What some patients and health professionals say. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood (and others) of the NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2006

 

NSW Juvenile Justice Report - 710KB PDF

NSW Young People on Community Orders Health Survey 2003-2006: Key findings report. A health survey report published by the University of Sydney, carried out by Dianna Kenny (and others), various research centres. Funded the Australia Research Council, NSW Department of Juvenile Justice and NSW Health.

2006

 

Pharmacy NSP Survey Report - 540KB PDF

Pharmacy Needle and Syringe Survey 2006: Hepatitis C risk and access to sterile injecting equipment in pharmacies in South-East Sydney. A research report carried out by Joanne Bryant and Max Hopwood of the National Centre in HIV Social Research, and the NSW Pharmacy Guild. Funded through the Facilty Research Grant Program, UNSW.

2005

 

Aboriginal Access to BBV Services - 2MB PDF

Increasing Access To Services In NSW For Aboriginal People At Risk of Contracting Or Who Have Blood Borne Infections. An evaluation report published by the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (NSW) and Mandala Consulting. Funded by NSW Health.

2004

 

Making Decisions about Hepatitis C Treatment - 400KB PDF

Making Decisions About Hepatitis C Treatment. A research report published by Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, carried out by Stephen McNally (and others), of ARCSHS. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2004

Hepatitis C and the Blood Supply in Australia -  800KB PDF

The Senate Community Affairs Refences Committee: hepatitis C and the blood supply in Australia. A Commonwealth parliamentary report published by the Australian Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee.

2003

 

3D Study Report - 355KB PDF

The 3D Project: Diagnosis, disclosure, discrimination and living with hepatitis C. A research report published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, carried out by Max Hopwood and Carla Treloar, of NCHSR. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

A Sense of Belonging - 1MB PDF

A Sense of Belonging: National hepatitis C needs assessment 2003. A national hepatitis C needs assessment, published by Hepatitis Australia. Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing.

2003

 

My Blood is Dark Red Report - 370KB PDF

My Blood Is Always Dark Red: Research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion. A research reportback forum and hepatitis C health promotion plan discussion resource, published by National Centre in HIV Social Research, HCCNSW and NUAA. Funded by NSW Health.

2003

 

QoL Symptoms Study Report - 220KB PDF

Quality of Life Among People Living With Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.

2001

C-Change Report into Hepatitis C Discrimination in NSW - 3MB PDF

A report carried out by the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board.

Some research report info republished here with permission from Hepatitis NSW.


 

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