World Hepatitis Day

Wednesday
Observed on July 28 every year, World Hepatitis Day aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Hepatitis affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year

Presenter

Peter Davis

Topic

About World Hepatitis Day

Getting SexC about HepC

Living with HIV can be a highly stigmatising. Add to that another highly infectious virus in Hep C - a virus that in some ways carries a greater stigma to it than HIV.

To coincide with World Hepatitis Day (July 28th 2015), documentary producer Peter Davis, was commissioned by Living Positive Victoria and Hepatitis Victoria to create a feature about HIV and Hepatitis C Coinfection looking at the challenges of living with both blood borne viruses.

Davis’ initial interest in the project was largely influenced by his past work in producing and hosting community radio programs, such as Positively Primed on 3CR. As an openly bisexual and HIV positive man, Davis has been championing the lived experience of HIV in the community since the mid-1980s.

In the new feature, Davis interviews leading Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Dr David Iser, Community Support Services Coordinator at Hepatitis Victoria, Garry Sattell, and also has two very open conversations with Dean Camilleri who recently cleared Hepatitis C and Joel Murray, who has been living with both viruses since 2010.  The program also aired on Joy FM

The program first aired on 3CR on World Hepatitis Day Tues July 28th 2015 Listen here CONTENT WARNING: The program contains discussions around high risk sex practices and drug use. For marginalised communities this is an important health message about the transmission of Hep C. In sharing this information the program contains strong language and explicit discussion of a sexual nature that some people may find confronting.