Prevention transmission of Hepatitis C (Video)

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: February 1999
  • Expected end date: December 2000
  • Completion date: November 2010
  • Funded by: CDHAC
  • Lead organisation:

The HIT study identified a range of actions, frequently observed during injection events, which resulted in direct blood to blood contact between those taking part in injection events. As a result of these findings the current project involved the production of an hepatitis C prevention resource comprising a video and two instruction manuals, one for educators and one for those currently injecting. The aim of the project was firstly to demonstrate the various actions involved in injecting which can result in the blood to blood contact between injectors and thus result in the transmission of hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses. The secondary aim was to provide injectors with a number of strategies by which risk of exposure to blood borne visruses could be minimised in various injecting contexts. The production of the video has been completed and piloting about to be undertaken. The piloting will involve demonstrating the video in a focus group setting with current injectors and key informants from the drug education sector.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Project staff: Peter Davidson, Curtin University