Michael found out he had Hepatitis B when he was 21 years old. As a result, he was discriminated against, and felt very isolated.

However, after a few months of treatment, Michael’s health and mood improved dramatically. He has now been taking medication for 3 to 4 years and no longer suffers from nausea, dizziness, or fatigue.

The Hep B virus is still active in his blood, however the reduced virus level has allowed him to live a healthier and happier life.

Michael encourages everyone to understand the importance of testing for Hep B and if you do not have Hep B to get the vaccine.

This video is part of Hepatitis NSW’s Digital Storytelling Project.
This project is supported by a community grant under the Hepatitis B Community Education Project administered by Hepatitis Australia and funded from the Australian Government, Department of Health under the Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections Prevention Programme.

Unless otherwise stated, people in our videos are not connected to hepatitis B.