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Blood Borne Virus Program

The AHCSA Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Program supports Aboriginal health services across South Australia with the management of viral hepatitis. This is undertaken through strengthening systems for health information management, increasing access to specialist services, delivery and facilitation of workforce and community education, development of health promotion resources and supporting research activities.

The AHCSA BBV program also supports Aboriginal health services in strengthening their capacity to deliver harm reduction initiatives, to prevent the spread of BBVs such as hepatitis C and HIV across the community.  A strong example of this is the BBV Program’s focus on increasing access to clean needle programs (CNP) for Aboriginal people who inject drugs.  Further information on CNP can be found on the SA Health webpage here.

The AHCSA BBV Program plays an important role in supporting the coordination of BBV services across South Australia to ensure Aboriginal people have appropriate access to care.  For further information on the program please contact AHCSA on (08) 8273 7200.  Anyone seeking information on viral hepatitis should contact their local Aboriginal health service or call the Hepatitis SA Helpline on 1800 437 222.



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