Like anyone else, young people can expose themselves to hep C – where equipment is shared or reused when injecting drugs or steroids, or through unsterile tattooing or piercing.
What was the NSW Going Viral project?
NSW Going Viral was a 3-part project aimed at preventing new hep C infections among young people. It involved:
1. A one-day intensive hepatitis workshop
2. Training and site visits to experience first-hand local hepatitis C prevention services and Syringe Program services. Check out our Amazing Race video here!
3. Funding and support with planning hepatitis prevention projects to run with clients.
Funding for NSW Going Viral ceased in June 2016. NSW Going Viral has been superseded by the Youth at Risk program which aims to prevent young people from initiating into injecting drug use. Free one-day training workshops are available in NSW to those who work with young people at risk of injecting. Find out more here about the Youth at Risk project.
Resources produced from NSW Going Viral
Click Through the images below to see some of the resources produced as part of the NSW Going Viral Project. For printable versions or hard copies, please contact Hepatitis NSW on the details at the bottom of this page.
- Hepatitis C Transmission Risk Continuum Poster. A printable poster showing low risk to high risk activities for acquiring blood borne viruses
2. Going Viral edition of Transmission Comic Magazine – The Sword + Crap Tatts a Love Story
3. Hepatitis C prevention messages as tattoo designs. Designed by Youth Off the Street and Juvenile Justice
4. Hepatitis ABC board game highlighting transmission, effects and prevention. Includes game board, instructions and cards
5. Youth and Health Worker Support Kit: a resource for workers wishing to address the risks, consequences and choices young people face regarding body art, injecting drug use and viral hepatitis, especially hepatitis C
6. Rib cage liver artwork produced into a printable calico bag
7. Transmission Tightrope Game: 52 playing cards with images of activities of varying levels of risk for contracting hepatitis C. Coming soon
8. Can you see Hep C? Poster with a red blood spot, highlighting Hep C transmission risk