Sharon is passionate about hepatitis C.
She works and volunteers in the areas of harm minimisation, peer support, health promotion, education and governance.
Sharon was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2003. She started treatment the following year, completed 48 weeks of combination therapy, and four months later learned she had relapsed.
Initially devastated, Sharon now describes her self-management strategy as ‘watchful waiting’, focusing on quality of life while waiting for new treatments to become available.
Sharon migrated to Australia from Canada in 1990. She lives in tropical North Queensland with her two dogs.