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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
Women Aged 50+
Brooke was diagnosed with hepatitis C in the late 1990s. On receiving her diagnosis, she worried that she might die and that her children would have to grow up without her.
Carol runs a small business in a regional town in New South Wales. She was first diagnosed with hepatitis C in the early 2000s, but it cleared spontaneously, without treatment.
Dana first learnt about hepatitis C in the early 2000s when she had a sexual health check after meeting a new partner.
Giovanna was diagnosed with hepatitis C in the mid-1990s. Experiences in a hepatitis C support group put her off interferon-based treatment
In the early 1990s Gracie found out she had hepatitis C after her new partner asked her to get tested for it.
After her late husband was diagnosed with hepatitis C-related in the early 1990s, Gretchen was diagnosed with the virus too.
Heather was diagnosed with hepatitis C after her daughter was diagnosed with it through ‘a routine pregnancy screen’.
In 1994, when she was still living in Egypt, Rashida was diagnosed with hepatitis C
Regina was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2009 after a blood test for a hysterectomy showed she had the virus
Sana was first diagnosed with a ‘blood infection’ in India in about 2008, before being diagnosed with hepatitis C in Australia in 2019