“I am a Hep Hero because I want to teach young people so they don’t make the same mistakes as me”
I got my first tattoo from a mate after class when I was 12, as you can see from my picture I have a lot more now, but this is not how I contracted hepatitis.
“I am a Hep Hero because I am passionate about working with people who inject drugs - the group in the community who have been most impacted by viral hepatitis over the past 21 years.”
"I am a Hep Hero because I strive to increase our knowledge of and improve our responses to hepatitis C, a disease that infects approximately 1% of all Australians."
“I am a Hep Hero because my patients and others living with viral hepatitis are the heroes who inspire me every day”
Leading Health Communicator. "I am a Hep Hero because I think that we need to smash stigma against people who are living with chronic illness”.
“I am a Hep Hero because I am passionate about promoting health and wellbeing in my community.”
“I am a Hep Hero because I believe that by being out and open about being hepatitis positive is the only way to reduce the stigma and discrimination that continues to force people living with hepatitis to live in secret and shame.”
Hepatitis Victoria were pleased to be present at launch of the National BBV and STI Strategies 2014-2017 by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health, and the Hon David Davis, MP, Minister for Health at the Alfred Hospital on Monday.