Chronic hepatitis B

Strengthening Community Responses to Chronic Hepatitis B

A significant number of people living in Australia with chronic hepatitis B were born in Vietnam, China and South Sudan.

This project aims to reduce the individual, social and community impact of chronic hepatitis B in Australia by investigating how people with chronic hepatitis B from these countries understand and respond to the infection.

If you have chronic hepatitis B, and were born in China, Vietnam or South Sudan, researchers from La Trobe University would like to hear your story. In this project, a qualified Vietnamese, Chinese and South Sudanese researcher will be conducting the interviews. The interviews will take between 30 and 60 minutes and the interviewer will ask questions about:

  • Your health and well-being
  • Your family and community
  • How you understand hepatitis B
  • How hepatitis B affects your life

To read more about the project, please click on the relevant language:

The location of the interview will be at the venue of your choice. Your participation will be completely confidential. There is a small $25 gift in appreciation of your participation.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Roslyn Le, tel: (03) 9479 8720, email:


Jack Wallace, tel: (03) 9479 8736, email:

This project has ethics approval from La Trobe University's Human Research Ethics Committee: HEC 14-003.