18 April 2018
REPORT CALLS FOR NEEDLE
&SYRINGE PROGRAMS IN PRISONS TO ADDRESS HEPATITIS C IN AUSTRALIA
The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is today releasing a new report, looking at the needs of people living with Hepatitis C after leaving custodial settings in Australia. The report contains a series of recommendations aimed at addressing the spread of blood borne viruses (BBVs) in the Australian community more broadly, including trialling of a Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) in prison and increased focus on transitional arrangements for people returning to the community.
The full media release may be found here.