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2014 Reekie JM, Levy MH, Richards AH, Wake CJ, Siddall DA, Beasley HM, Kumar S, Butler TG (2014) Trends in HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C prevalence among Australian prisoners - 2004, 2007, 2010. Medical Journal of Australia; 200(5): 277-280 2013 Butler T, Richters J, Yap L, Donovan B (2013) Condoms for prisoners: no evidence that they increase sex in prison, but they increase safe sex. Sexually Transmitted Infections; 89(5): 377-379 Human Rights & Discrimination Commissioner (2013) Legal issues in Australian public health: a series of 7 papers on the impacts of discrimination and criminalisation on public health approaches to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. Canberra: ACT Human Rights Commission A global systematic review of hepatitis C virus in prisons and other closed settings (2013) Larney S, Kopinski H, Beckwith C, Zaller N, Jarlais DD, Hagan H, Rich J, van den Bergh B, Degenhardt L Post JJ, Arain A, Lloyd AR (2013) Enhancing assessment and treatment of hepatitis C in the custodial setting. Clinical Infectious Diseases; 57(Suppl 2): S70-S74 Post JJ, Lloyd AR, Monkley D (2013) Treatment outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates with hepatitis C in New South Wales prisons [letter]. Medical Journal of Australia; 199(7): 464 Su J, Broadfoot J (2013) Sero-prevalence of hepatitis C virus antibody among prisoners in the Northern Territory, 2003-2006. Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 20(3): 15-20 Warhaft G (2013) Hepatitis C: part of the punishment?. Of Substance; 11(3): 22-25 2012 Guthrie JA, Lokuge KM, Levy MH (2012) Influenza control can be achieved in a custodial setting: Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and 2011 in an Australian prison. Public Health; 126(12): 1032–1037 2011 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011) The health of Australia's prisoners 2010. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Butler T, Lim D, Callander D (2011) National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004, 2007, and 2010: prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report. Sydney: Kirby Institute
Links View report: National prison entrants’ bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004, 2007, and 2010: prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report (PDF - 1.8 MB) View information: National prison entrants’ bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004, 2007, and 2010: prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report View website: Kirby Institute Harrod ME, Ward J, Graham S, Butler T (2011) Australian prisons: the key to closing the gap and ensuring HIV remains low in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. HIV Australia; 9(1): 17-19 Moore M, Walker M (2011) Balancing access and safety: meeting the challenge of blood borne viruses in prison. Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs Ward J, Graham S (2011) Summary of data from the 'Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infection in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: surveillance and evaluation report, 2010'. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(2): 24-25 Watkins RE, Mak DB, Connelly C (2011) Identifying high risk groups for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses upon admission to prison in Western Australia. Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1621 Retrieved 16 March 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1621.pdf 2010 Awofeso N (2010) Prisons as social determinants of hepatitis C virus and tuberculosis infections. Public Health Reports; 125(Suppl 4): 25–33 Boonwaat L, Haber PS, Levy MH, Lloyd AR (2010) Establishment of a successful assessment and treatment service for Australian prison inmates with chronic hepatitis C. Medical Journal of Australia; 192(9): 496-500 Indig D, McEntyre E, Page J, Ross B (2010) 2009 NSW inmate health survey: Aboriginal health report. Sydney: Justice Health Kwan K, Mak D, Giele C, Bastian L, Bevan J, Greville H, Lilley G (2010) The epidemiology of notifiable sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Western Australia 2008. Perth, WA: Public Health, Western Australia Larney S (2010) Does opioid substitution treatment in prisons reduce injecting-related HIV risk behaviours? A systematic review. Addiction; 105(2): 216 - 223 Resnick I, Brener L (2010) Hepatitis C and the Aboriginal population. Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales Templeton DJ, Tyson BA, Meharg JP, Habgood KE, Bullen PM, Malek S, McLean R (2010) Aboriginal health worker screening for sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses in a rural Australian juvenile correctional facility. Sexual Health; 7(1): 44-48 Teutsch S, Luciani F, Scheuer N, McCredie L, Hosseiny P, Rawlinson W, Kaldor J, Dore GJ, Dolan K, French R, Lloyd A, Haber P, Levy M (2010) Incidence of primary hepatitis C infection and risk factors for transmission in an Australian prisoner cohort. BMC Public Health; 10: 633 Retrieved 22 October 2010 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-633 2009 Awofeso N (2009) Updating the hepatitis C infection risk reduction hierarchy in prison settings. Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 1(March): Miller ER, Bi P, Ryan P (2009) Hepatitis C virus infection in South Australian prisoners: seroprevalence, seroconversion, and risk factors. International Society for Infectious Diseases; 13(2): 201-208 Watkins RE, Mak DB, Connelly C (2009) Testing for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses on admission to Western Australian prisons. BMC Public Health; (9): 385 Retrieved 13 October 2009 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-9-385.pdf 2008 Awofeso N (2008) Measuring and evaluating the quality of hepatitis B vaccination programs in prison settings. Australasian Journal of Correctional Staff Development; 2(December): Butler T, Papanastasiou C (2008) National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004 and 2007. Perth, WA: National Drug Research Institute National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (2008) Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: surveillance report 2008. Sydney: National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research Prisons Working Group of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS Sexual Health and Hepatitis (2008) Hepatitis C prevention, treatment, and care: guidelines for Australian custodial settings. Canberra: Hepatitis C Council of NSW
This document presents evidence-based guidelines for the prevention, treatment and care of hepatitis C in custodial settings. It has been developed by the Prisons Working Group of the Hepatitis C Subcommittee of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on AIDS, Sexual Health and Hepatitis (MACASHH). The guiding principles for this document have been adopted from the National Hepatitis C Strategy 2005-2008.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract RGBatey, TJones, CMcallister (2008) Prisons and HCV: a review and a report on an experience in New South Wales Australia. International Journal of Prisoner Health; 4(3): 156-163 Richters J, Butler T, Yap L, Kirkwood K, Grant L, Smith AMA, Schneider K, Donovan B (2008) Sexual health and behaviour of New South Wales prisoners. Sydney: School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales Van der Poorten D, Kenny D, George J (2008) Prevalence of and risk factors for hepatitis C in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal adolescent offenders. Medical Journal of Australia; 188(10): 610-614 Vescio MF, Longo B, Babudieri S, Starnini G, Carbonara S, Rezza G, Monarca R (2008) Correlates of hepatitis C virus seropositivity in prison inmates: a meta-analysis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 62(4): 305-313
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