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Who did we Interview?

Who Did We Interview?

The stories presented on this website are drawn from interviews conducted with 50 people living in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia’s two most populous states, where the majority of Australians affected by hepatitis C live. Detailed information about the people interviewed is presented in the table below.


Elsewhere on the website, basic information about each person interviewed is presented in brackets after their pseudonym. For all participants this information includes their gender, age and treatment experience, for example, “Dave (M, 65, experience with both new [DAA] and old [interferon-based] treatments) says that the new treatment was ‘quite easy’ to incorporate into everyday life.”

More information about each person and a summary of their story can be found under Personal stories

The website also includes video re-enactments of selected quotes from the interviews with 15 of our participants. The people featured in the re-enactments represent only a selection of the cultural and ethnic diversity of our participants, as we were limited to choosing material from those who consented to their interview extracts appearing in video form on the website.

Gender Number
Men (M) 27
Women (F) 21
Trans women (TW) 1
Non-binary (NB) 1
Victoria 27
New South Wales 23
Age (years)
30-39 10
40-49 21
50-59 9
60-69 8
70-79 2
Type of treatment
New (DAA) treatment 19
Old (interferon-based) treatment 9
Both new (DAA) and old (interferon-based) treatments 9
No treatment experience 13
Employment status
Working or studying 15
Not working or studying 31
Retired 4
Education level
Incomplete secondary 22
Complete secondary 12
Post-secondary 6
Tertiary 10
Cultural and ethnic background*
Australian 32
Aboriginal Australian 5
New Zealander 2
North African and Middle Eastern 1
North American 1
North-West European 2
Southern and Eastern European 6
Southern and Central Asian 1
Heterosexual 41
LGBQ+ identity 9

* Reporting of cultural and ethnic background follows the Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG), developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Cultural and ethnic background was classified according to a combination of self-reported group identification with particular cultural or ethnic groups, the participant’s birthplace and their parents’ birthplaces. For example, if one parent was born overseas and the other was born in Australia, as was the participant, and they identified as ‘Australian’, their background is classified as ‘Australian’. Details of each participant’s self-reported cultural and ethnic background, birthplace and parents’ birthplaces are presented in their biography in the Personal stories section of the website.