More than 30,000 hepatitis C patients in Australia have been treated with revolutionary drugs since their listing on the PBS in March last year.
“I am a Hep Hero because I believe that everyone can contribute to improving the health of people with hepatitis regardless of one's profession, and it starts with us."
I am a hep hero because I believe that through persisting education and a proper understanding of one another, our community, as a whole can prevent and eventually eradicate all possible forms of viral infections.
Launch of our community 'Little HepB Heroes' project
HEPCheck and CARECheck have been created to help people live LiverWell.
I am a social worker, student and performance poet living in Melbourne. I contracted hepatitis C when I was 14 years old through the Alfred hospital. I am a haemophiliac, which is a type of bleeding disorder, and received many blood transfusions as part of treating that condition.
I am a Hep Hero because I have always been interested in and troubled by the causes of stigma and discrimination. I believe that a diagnosis with hepatitis C can cause some people to experience fear and shame and these may lead to social isolation, low self worth and depression.
Congratulations to the 2016 winners for their artwork submissions.
The Andrews Government launched landmark strategies that aim to eliminate the burden of viral hepatitis by 2030 on World Hepatitis Day, 28 July
I was born in Calgary, Canada. I started working in field of hepatitis C during my PhD in Vancouver, Canada in 2005. My work was primarily focused on developing a novel model to improve access to hepatitis C care and treatment for people who inject drugs in the inner city of Vancouver in collaboration with nurses, physicians, social workers, and peers.