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Reinforced biographies among women living with hepatitis C

Olsen, Anna; Banwell, Cathy; Dance, Phyllis


In a growing body of social research it is suggested that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a low priority for people who inject drugs. We expand on the evidence to explore the link between identity and health using biographical adaptation theories. We examined experiences of HCV infection and illness among women who inject drugs, women who are no longer injecting drugs, and women who have never injected drugs. We investigated the relationship between identity and illness experience and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Qualitative Health Research
DOI: 10.1177/1049732312469730


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