Re-imagining Hepatitis B
Mr Jack Wallace
Research Fellow, College of Science, Health and Engineering
Reimagining Hepatitis B
We need to broaden our understanding of chronic Hepatitis B and possibly broaden our public policy response to the virus.
Three hundred and fifty million people across the world are infected with chronic Hepatitis B and 700,000 people die of the infection each year.
In Australia people with Hepatitis B come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Indigenous backgrounds. These people and these populations have varying understandings and relationships with the medical system.
Jack and the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society are trying to re-imagine chronic Hepatitis B from a clinical illness. The aim is to alter communities' understanding and hopefully government’s understanding of Hepatitis B to a more social perspective.