Draft National Strategies for Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections

Closed 2 May 2014

Opened 11 Apr 2014


Australia’s response to blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI) is built on a comprehensive national strategic approach supported by a strong partnership between affected communities, clinicians, researchers and governments. Australia’s five draft National BBV and STI Strategies for 2014-2017– addressing HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, STI, and BBV and STI in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population – set the direction for a coordinated response by all partners through the health care system and the community sector.

The draft Strategies support a coordinated effort across HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and STI, while at the same time addressing unique disease or population specific approaches and issues.   Common features include priority populations, risk factors and guiding principles.  All strategies include priority actions in the areas of prevention; testing; management, care and support; workforce; removing barriers; and surveillance, research and evaluation.  
The draft National HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and STI Strategies are now available for public comment. 
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STI Strategy will be available for comment shortly.

Why We Are Consulting

The National BBV & STI Strategies 2014-2017 require all Australian governments, clinicians, researchers, community and professional organisations and individuals to commit to setting the direction for a coordinated response to addressing the rising rates of BBVs and STIs.

To ensure all partners to the Strategies contribute to their success, we invite your comments. 

Now is the time to provide YOUR comments.  



  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • Community groups


  • Communicable diseases