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Sistas staying strong – hepatitis C DVD: Rosie's story (2008)

Author

Hepatitis Australia Education

Publisher

Hepatitis Australia Education

City

Perth, WA

Type

Electronic source

 

Description

This DVD has been developed for women, particularly Indigenous women, in the Western Australian prison system. The DVD was developed in response to the high rate of hepatitis C among women in the Australian prison system and therefore seeks to educate and inform women about the virus.

The DVD tells the story of a woman named Rosie who has limited knowledge about hepatitis C when she enters the prison system. Rosie is encouraged to be tested for the virus by her peers and she gains information about her health and available treatments. Feeling empowered with her knowledge about hepatitis C, Rosie passes the information on to other women within the prison. The story also follows Rosie's experience as she tells her family and friends about the virus.

The DVD has been produced for use in custodial settings only, with the idea being that it will be played repetitively in the waiting rooms of custodial settings to ensure its maximum reach with the target audience.

The resource is no longer available online.

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Contact details

Hepatitis Australia
PO Box 716
Woden ACT 2606
Ph: (02) 6232 4257
Fax: (02) 6232 4318
Email: admin@hepatitisaustralia.com

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Last updated: 9 October 2015
 
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