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Prison clinics planned for treatment of hepatitis C

 A 2013 survey found that 25% of prisoners have hepatitis C and a further 15% have hepatitis B.

A 2013 survey found that 25% of prisoners have hepatitis C and a further 15% have hepatitis B. The premier announced on 10 April, 2015 that Hepatitis clinics will be established in every prison in Victoria to ensure that up to 280 prisoners are treated over the next 2 years. This service is expected to start in June or July 2015.

See Premier of Victoria—Media centre—Infectious disease treatment improved for prisoners(opens in a new window).

Be free from Hep C

This peak body site has information for people with Hepatitis C and B. It has a brochure designed to inform prison guards about these diseases that has some detailed information about the risks of exposure in prison and how to protect yourself from infection.

See Be free from Hep C—Correctional Officers and Blood-Borne Viruses(opens in a new window).

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