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Age & Gender
Women Aged 30-39
Women Aged 40-49
Women Aged 50+
Men Aged 30-39
Men Aged 40-49
Men Aged 50+
Non-Binary Aged 30-39
Experiences of the old (interferon-based) treatment only
Experiences of the new (DAA) treatment only
Experiences of both new (DAA) and old (interferon-based) treatments
No treatment experience
Being diagnosed with hepatitis C
Living with hepatitis C
Treatment decisions: Family, friends and other important relationships
Reflecting on Experiences of Treatment and Cure
Dealing with Stigma and Discrimination
After Cure: Health and Life in General
Obstacles to Having the New Hepatitis C Treatment
Perspectives on the New Hepatitis C Treatment
Advice and messages to others
Resources & Information
Team & Thanks
Men Aged 50+
Cal was diagnosed with non-A, non-B hepatitis in the early 1990s, when he was 17. He remembers calling his mother straight away, and she started researching hepatitis and treatment options for him.
Chris was diagnosed with hepatitis C in the early 1990s. He was very conscious of the stigma surrounding the virus and chose not to tell many people about his diagnosis.
Dave found out he had hepatitis C after receiving a blood donation in the mid-1990s.
First diagnosed with HIV and hepatitis C in 1991, Derek was later diagnosed with hepatitis C again two further times (in 1998 and 2012).
James was first diagnosed with hepatitis C when he lived in the United Kingdom around 2000 but didn’t have treatment until he emigrated to Australia in 2015.
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’
Rusty was diagnosed with non-A, non-B hepatitis many years ago
In his late thirties Scott decided to have a hepatitis C test after feeling that his ‘liver wasn’t quite right’