A wide-ranging report by UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health
shows hepatitis C knowledge in young people and gay men is dangerously
Findings from the Annual Report of Trends in
Behaviour (ARTB 2014) show that NSW young people who use drugs, or are
exposed to injecting drugs, do not have enough knowledge of hepatitis C
to protect themselves against the disease.
The results of the online survey of 757 young people across NSW aged
16–26 show that 40% of respondents reported illicit drug use in the
previous 12 months and a small proportion of respondents reported use of
drugs that could be injected, such as cocaine (8%), methamphetamine
(6%), heroin (0.4%), and other opioids (1%).