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Experience of both new (DAA) and old (interferon- based) treatments

Colin
Colin is a mental health support worker. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1996, when he was in prison.
Dave
Dave found out he had hepatitis C after receiving a blood donation in the mid-1990s.
Harriet
Harriet was diagnosed with hepatitis C in about 2012. She recalls feeling very worried at the time and began interferon-based treatment about two weeks after the diagnosis.
Heather
Heather was diagnosed with hepatitis C after her daughter was diagnosed with it through ‘a routine pregnancy screen’.
Marty
Marty was diagnosed with non-A, non-B hepatitis in the late 1980s after he donated blood and returned positive test results for what he was told was a ‘rare antigen’
Robbie
After experiencing serious health problems in the early 1990s, Robbie decided to get tested for hepatitis C and found out that he was positive
Rohan
Rohan works in an LGBTIQ health organisation
Tristan
Tristan has had hepatitis C twice