A Centre for Social Research in Health report says stigma towards hepatitis C is a big barrier to prevention and treatment.
For its second series of the reality documentary Struggle Street, broadcaster SBS approached UNSW to help take a closer look at the issues around disadvantage.
As new treatments for hepatitis C reshape the landscape, new data from UNSW underscore the need to address issues including discrimination, stigma and engaging marginalised communities.
A mistrust of the health system and discrimination from health workers could be preventing Australians living with hepatitis C from accessing life-saving treatment, according to new research.
Despite readily available treatment and knowledge about prevention, more than 5,000 people in Australia are newly infected with hepatitis C every year. UNSW's Professor Carla Treloar is working to understand why.
Young people across NSW are being asked to speak up about sex, partying, alcohol and drugs for a Centre for Social Research in Health survey.