Australia: Calls for clean needles in West Australian prisons as one in ten inmates test positive for Hepatitis C

BRENDAN TREMBATH: Tests reveal that one in ten inmates in the Western Australia prison system have the infectious disease Hepatitis C.

But a support group says efforts to reduce its prevalence are doomed to fail unless prisoners are given access to clean needles.

Hepatitis WA has renewed calls for the State Government to introduce a needle exchange program.

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