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).
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.
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.