Together we can reduce the spread of hepatitis C in the prisons.

Hepatitis C infection is common in the prisons and is being spread in the prisons. Existing harm reduction measures to control the spread have not been adequately effective.

The SToP-C project aimed to ensure that all individuals in the prisoner population were tested for hepatitis C and those infected promptly treated and cured, effectively removing the source of infection in the prisoner population and preventing ongoing transmissions – that is treatment as prevention (TasP) (please refer to Terminology page).

Prison Management

SToP-C for correctional authorities.

Correctional authorities are critical stakeholders in facilitating the scale-up of hepatitis C treatment in partnership with health authorities.

A reduced pool of hepatitis C infections in the prison setting will benefit all those who work in the prisons by producing a safer working environment and positive outcomes for prisoners and for the community as a whole.

Health Services

SToP-C for health care providers.

Health services are pivotal to successful implementation of treatment scale-up. It is important to ensure effective partnerships between health and corrective services, where the same goals are shared.

Let’s Get Started

The SToP-C implementation toolkit is a comprehensive guide to scale-up of testing and antiviral treatment for hepatitis C in the prison system – with the aim of achieving treatment-as-prevention (TasP).

To get a broad overview of the toolkit, try the Quick Tour, it will give you a brief introduction to each section and a good overall understanding of what the toolkit covers.

If you want detail so you can get started with implementation, go straight to the Toolkit.