"I am a Hep Hero because I hung in there with my hep C meds and cleared the virus, despite hideous side effects and 2 rounds of treatment. (This was before the new meds were available.)"
"I am a Hepatitis Hero firstly, to help spread the word about the devastating impact that viral hepatitis can have on those who are infected if they are not able to access proper medical care; and secondly, as a tribute to those very people living with viral hepatitis - they are the real heroes”
"I'm a Hepatitis Hero because stigma prevails when good people say nothing”.
I work at the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in the sexual health and blood borne viruses team. I previously worked in Redfern with people who inject drugs as an outreach worker at the Redfern Needle Syringe Program.
"I am a Hep Hero because I refuse to be ashamed about having injected drugs and having hepatitis C."
"I am a Hep Hero because everyone deserves to be treated with respect and receive the care that they need.”
"I am a Hep Hero because I am passionate about identifying and treating all”
"I am a hepatitis hero because I am inspired by the extraordinary HepHero team, and I want to be part of it, joining the action to make a difference for people living with viral hepatitis."
Painters and Dockers Band Member, The Transplants Band Member and Youth Community Worker.
I wanted to become a Hep Hero because I'm capable and confident to speak out. Therefore I feel I can help speak out for those who can't do so - who don't feel they have a voice.