A research team from La Trobe University are currently conducting a project on people’s experiences of hepatitis C, treatment and post-treatment life in this new age in which hepatitis C elimination seems possible.
The major outcomes from this study will be urgently needed new knowledge of barriers to hepatitis C treatment uptake and a public website presenting personal experiences of treatment, issues to consider in decision-making about treatment, and tips and suggestions to enhance life on treatment and after.
The team are currently seeking to interview people living in Victoria and New South Wales who have:
- medically acquired hepatitis C
- had multiple hepatitis C diagnoses i.e. those have acquired hepatitis C again after previously clearing it
- hepatitis C without any treatment experience.
Participation involves an audio-recorded one-hour interview with a trained university researcher.
All participants are reimbursed $50 for their time and contribution to the research.
Professionals working in hepatitis C and related areas are encouraged to pass on this research opportunity to potentially relevant clients.
For more information or to take part in the study contact:
Dr Adrian Farrugia
Phone: 0492 150 050
More information is also available on the Drugs, Gender and Sexuality Research Program website.
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