The Network screens and manages viruses and sexually transmissible infections, including HIV, hepatitis and influenza, within custodial and forensic mental health settings. People in custody have a higher rate of communicable diseases, which are diseases that can be spread from person to person.

The Network teaches patients about the diseases, the risks of transmission and how to minimise the risks of getting these illnesses.

The Network also manages infection control, disease prevention, health protection, immunisation programs, communicable disease outbreak management and environmental health and surveillance for patients in these unique environments.

Additionally, the Network coordinates care and support for patients who report sexual assault.