Victorians are being asked to have their say in the development and renewal of Victoria’s next HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infections and Viral Hepatitis response for 2021-2025.
The suite of HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infections and Viral Hepatitis strategies and STI Action Plan, that guide Victoria’s response to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections, expire at the end of 2020. These policies have played a vital role in reducing rates of transmission in the community, increasing testing access and treatment uptake, ensuring people have the care they require and reducing stigma and discrimination associated with different viruses and risk behaviours.
The Department of Health and Human Services, is developing Victoria’s next HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infections and Viral Hepatitis response for 2021-2025. In addition, recognising the government's commitment to improving the health, wellbeing and safety of Aboriginal Victorians, the department is developing Victoria’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV/STI response. All Victorians have an opportunity to contribute.
There are three ways to participate in the Engage Victoria consultations:
- responding to the questions on the HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, STI and Aboriginal Victorian consultation papers
- responding to the checkbox survey for the priority actions in the HIV, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B strategies and STI plan
- uploading a submission.
To encourage a wide range of feedback to shape these important strategies please share the consultation links with your networks and communities, either by forwarding this story or using your social media resources.
Have your say on Victoria’s next HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infections and Viral Hepatitis response here.