Sexual health and blood borne virus action plan: 2023 to 2026

This action plan outlines the sexual health and blood borne virus (HIV, hepatitis C, hepatitis B) priorities for Scotland for 2023 to 2026.

Hepatitis B (HBV)

Whilst there is no national target for HBV reduction, it remains a significant public health concern in Scotland. HBV affects certain populations disproportionately. Migrants from endemic regions, particularly those from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Indian subcontinent, are at higher risk of both infection and severe outcomes due to HBV. Additionally, men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs use are also vulnerable groups.

Particular challenges remain about the recording of HBV vaccination status and ensuring there is a comprehensive way to record and ensure that people living with HBV are given appropriate information and care.

Action 17: A review of the epidemiology and data collection of HBV in Scotland and services provided to reduce HBV related illness and deaths will be undertaken during 2023-2026.



Back to top