Welcome to It’s a Viral Life – a training resource for people who are working with those affected by hepatitis C. These stories have been written by people living with hepatitis C and they relate their experiences in their own words. Too many people living with hepatitis C experience discrimination every day. Being a drug user and living with hepatitis C is a bit of a double whammy! Not only are you judged for being a person who injects, but you are also judged for living with a blood borne virus.
The C-Change Report of the Enquiry into Hepatitis C Related Discrimination (2001 Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales) showed that, “Health care settings are the most frequently reported context for hepatitis C related discrimination.”