‘Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing related to sexuality. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences free of coercion, discrimination and violence’ (World Health Organization).
The Department of Health and Human Services funds and supports a range of local and statewide services for blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections
The key objectives of this work are to:
- reduce the incidence, prevalence and burden of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections
- promote access to prevention, screening, treatment, care and support services
- improve sexual health and viral hepatitis literacy
- reduce stigma and discrimination related to sexual health and blood-borne viruses
- work to strengthen the Victorian response to blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections through integrated service delivery
- drive innovative, contemporary and evidence-based approaches to inform policy and programmatic responses to blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections.
Victorian hepatitis B strategy 2016-2020 and Victorian hepatitis C strategy 2016-2020
The Victorian hepatitis B strategy 2016-2020 and Victorian hepatitis C strategy 2016-2020 have been released to mark World Hepatitis Day 2016. They set out a bold vision for eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health concern by 2030.
Read more and download the strategies
Breakthrough hepatitis C treatments are here
Breakthrough hepatitis C cure drugs will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 March 2016 and will be accessible to all Victorians living with hepatitis C over 18 years of age. These revolutionary treatments will change the lives of all Victorians living with hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C treatment