Research

Check this page regularly for updates on the latest research in viral hepatitis and liver health.

Monitoring hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia Issue 9, July 2018

This report summarises data on the prescription and distribution of hepatitis C treatments and provides insight into the initial phase of the roll-out of DAA therapy in Australia. View the report

Real world efficacy of antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis C (REACH-C) in Australia Issue 2, July 2018

This report summarises data on the uptake and outcomes of new treatments for chronic hepatitis C during 2016–2017 in the REACH-C network. View the report

Hepatitis B Mapping Report

The Hepatitis B Mapping Project aims to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Australia. The data and analysis can be used to inform targeted awareness and intervention campaigns localised to suit the needs of people living with CHB and those providing services to them. The Project is a joint initiative of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology, The Doherty Institute and ASHM, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. View the Hepatitis B Mapping Report

Hepatitis C Mapping Report

The Hepatitis C Mapping Project aims to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of chronic hepatitis C (CHC) in Australia. The data and analysis can be used to inform targeted awareness and intervention campaigns to suit the particular local needs of people living with CHC and those providing services to them. The Project is a joint initiative of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology, The Doherty Institute and ASHM, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. View the Hepatitis C Mapping Report

Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2021 and Action Plans

This Strategy has been developed by the Department of Health in collaboration and consultation with stakeholders including health consumers, other government departments and community organisations.
The Strategy addresses a broad range of sexual and reproductive health issues including health promotion, prevention, clinical service provision and community education.
The Strategy provides an overarching framework comprising of:

  • HIV Action Plan 2016–2021
  • Hepatitis B Action Plan 2016–2021
  • Hepatitis C Action Plan 2016–2021
  • North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexually Transmissible Infections Action Plan 2016–2021

View the Queensland Sexual Health Strategy 2016-2021 and related Action Plans

National BBV & STI Surveillance and Monitoring Report 2016

This report, published by the Kirby Institute, provides an annual account of progress against the objectives of Australia’s National blood‑borne virus (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) Strategies. In June 2014, Australia’s federal, state and territory health ministers endorsed five new National Strategies for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, STIs, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) together with a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy. View the National BBV & STI Surveillance and Monitoring Report 2016

Annual Surveillance Report on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in Australia 2017

The Annual Surveillance Report has been published each year since 1997. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia and includes estimates of incidence and prevalence of HIV and viral hepatitis, by demographic and risk groups, patterns of treatment for HIV and viral hepatitis infection, and behavioural risk factors for HIV and hepatitis C infection. View the Annual Surveillance Report on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs in Australia 2017

Monitoring hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia Issue 8, December 2017

This report summarises data on the prescription and distribution of hepatitis C treatments and provides insight into the initial phase of the roll-out of DAA therapy in Australia. View the Monitoring hepatitis C treatment uptake in Australia Issue 8, December 2017 report

Elimination Viral Hepatitis in Australia: Are we on track in 2017?

This document looks at how Australia is progressing toward the 2030 Elimination Goals for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The document was prepared by Hepatitis Australia in consultation with a variety of stakeholders working in the areas of hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Australia. This included people involved in primary and tertiary care, social and clinical research, community organisations and advocates. View the Elimination Viral Hepatitis in Australia: Are we on track in 2017? report

Responding to Blood-borne Viruses in Australian Prisons

This paper developed by Hepatitis Australia, in collaboration with AIVL, AFAO, NAPWHA, looks at the background of Australia’s policy responses to BBVs and why a revitalised response to HBV, HCV and HIV in prison settings is essential. With advances in medical treatments, including a cure for hepatitis C, and increasing acceptance and use of proven prevention strategies, the elimination of BBVs as a public health concern is achievable if there is political will and a cohesive, nationally led response that includes addressing BBVs in Australia’s prisons. View the Responding to Blood-borne Viruses in Australian Prisons report

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