Vital Voices – Personal Stories of Treatment for Hepatitis C

June 21, 2022

Vitalvoicesonhepc.org is Australia’s first dedicated website presenting carefully researched personal stories of hepatitis C, treatment and life after cure. The website has two aims: to support people living with hepatitis C in thinking about and/or having treatment, and to inform the public about hepatitis C and what can be done about it. Original audio, re-enacted video and text clips present people’s experiences in their own words.

The website aims to answer questions such as: What is hepatitis C? How does it feel to be diagnosed with it? What is it like to have the treatment and be cured? In addressing these questions, Vital Voices aims to inform public discussions of hepatitis C, counter stigma and discrimination, and promote understanding of living with the virus and its treatment.

Planned and designed with the help of a national advisory panel, Vitalvoicesonhepc.org aims to showcase the lives of people affected by hepatitis C, emphasising their significance, complexity and vitality.

Research team

Professor Suzanne Fraser (Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, La Trobe University)
Professor Carla Treloar (Centre for Social Research in Health, University of New South Wales)
Professor David Moore (Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society, La Trobe University)
Dr Michael Edwards (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists)
Ms Elizabeth Birbilis (Victorian Department of Health)
Professor John Strang (King’s College, London)

Vital Voices
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