Hepatitis prison infections falling

The prevalence of hepatitis is dropping among the nation’s prison entrants, but infection rates could fall even faster through better immunisation against hepatitis B and treatment of hepatitis C, new research shows.

The findings are contained in the national report into blood-borne virus infection and risk behaviours among prison entrants, presented at the Australasian HIV Conference in Canberra.

No cases of HIV have been detected in more than 800 people coming into the nation’s prisons in the period from 2007 to 2010.

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