National Publications

National Publications

The National Hepatitis B Strategy: This strategy exists in order toreduce the transmission of, and morbidity and mortality caused by, Hepatitis B, and to minimise the personal and social impact of Hepatitis B.

The National Hepatitis C Strategy: This strategy exists in order to reduce the transmission of, and morbidity and mortality caused by, Hepatitis C, and to minimise the personal and social impacts of Hepatitis C.

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections: This strategy exists because these communities face significant public health issues and challenges around blood borne viruses and STIs, including unacceptable high rates of bacterial STIs, high rates of HIV and viral hepatitis as a result of injecting drug use, and new HIV infections among men who have sex with men.

The National HIV Strategy: This publication takes into account the full range of personal and community effects on policy directions. Although Australia’s HIV response is recognised globally as success, it is essential that HIV partnerships strengthen, prevention is reinvigorated as a cornerstone of the national response, and that key workforce needs are addressed.

The National Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) strategy: This strategy exists in order to reduce the transmission of and morbidity and mortality caused by STIs (other than HIV) and to minimise the personal and social impact of the infections. The importance of training in this area of medicine needs to be emphasised in general practice and continuing education.

The National Women’s Health Policy: Created in 2010, the National Women’s Health Policy must continue to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, especially those at greatest risk of poor health. Sexual and reproductive health must target access to information and services, safe sex practices, and maternal health screenings.

The National Men’s Health Policy: Created in 2008, this policy provides a framework for improving the health of all males and achieving equal health outcomes for population groups of males at risk of poor health.