The hep C revolution breaking out inside Australia's prisons

After 20 years of work, Professor Andrew Lloyd says the virus is being eliminated

It is estimated that up to 10,000 inmates in the Australian prison system have hepatitis C — roughly 20% of the prison population.

Professor Andrew Lloyd.
Professor Andrew Lloyd.

Prisons are often dubbed reservoirs of disease, the mechanism for bringing the virus into communities.

But with the emergence of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) five years ago, the hope is that