A documentary podcast about hepatitis C in the age of curative treatment
‘After Cure’ is a new documentary podcast from the post-cure lives research project that explores experiences of hepatitis C in the era of new treatments. Hosted by GLaD researcher Emily Lenton, it shares the stories of Evelyn, Leo and Ruby, three people from different parts of Australia, and their experiences of living with hepatitis C, getting treated with direct-acting antivirals, and life after cure. ‘After Cure’ also includes the voices of Carrie Fowlie, the Chief Executive Officer of Hepatitis Australia, and other project researchers: Kate Seear, Adrian Farrugia and Sean Mulcahy, who together reflect on social, policy and legal developments surrounding hepatitis C in the new treatment era, including the ongoing challenges of hepatitis C-related stigma and discrimination.
‘After Cure’ was devised, recorded and produced by GLaD team member Dion Kagan and Kate Seear, with support from members of the GLaD and DruGS programs and staff at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University, and funding from the Australian Research Council. Editing, sound design and post-production was crafted by audio producer and maker John Jacobs, with theme music by Serge Pavkin. We are especially grateful to Ruby, Leo and Evelyn (assigned pseudonyms for this podcast) for sharing their stories.