Social research contributing to Australian hepatitis response

28 Jul 2017

World Hepatitis Day 2017

World Hepatitis Day takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In Australia, we are leading the way to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, with effective viral hepatitis treatments available to cure hepatitis C and help manage hepatitis B.

"More than a year has passed since Australia provided equal treatment access for new generation hepatitis C treatments," Professor Carla Treloar, director of the Centre for Social Research in Health said. "This has been a great success. We are very proud to be part of the effort and we continue to focus on what else is needed to ensure that no one misses out and that we keep a sharp focus on the impact of stigma in this rapidly changing field."

This World Hepatitis Day, we have compiled a selection of publications by staff at the Centre for Social Research in Health that we think highlights the most important current issues in understanding the social aspects of viral hepatitis prevention and treatment.

Included in the collection are articles that explore the experiences of various populations with hepatitis C, associated stigma, and harm reduction and prevention.

View the selection of publications (PDF) [468 Kb]