The lived experience of Hepatitis C and its treatment among injecting drug users: Qualitative synthesis Treloar, Carla en_US Rhodes, T en_US 2021-11-25T15:37:29Z 2021-11-25T15:37:29Z 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract Hepatitis C virus infection is a stigmatized condition because of its close association with injecting drug use. There is a need to explore how people who inject drugs (IDUs) perceive hepatitis C, including in relation to treatment experience. We undertook a review, using a qualitative synthesis approach, of English-language qualitative research focusing on the lived experience of hepatitis C among IDUs. The review included 25 published articles representing 20 unique studies. A synthesis of this literature generated three interplaying themes: social stigma, biographical adaptation, and medical and treatment encounters. Interactions with health systems can reproduce stigma linked to drug injecting and hepatitis C, as well as trivialize the lived experience of diagnosis and illness. Hepatitis C can be biographically reinforcing of socially accommodated risk and spoiled identity, as well as disruptive to everyday life. We hypothesize hepatitis C as a liminal illness experience, oscillating between trivial and serious, normalized and stigmatized, public and personal. We conclude by emphasizing the disconnects between the lived experience of hepatitis C among IDUs and Western health care system responses. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1049-7323 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Lived experience en_US
dc.subject.other Health care en_US
dc.subject.other Hepatitis C en_US
dc.subject.other Meta-ethnography en_US
dc.subject.other intravenous drug abuse en_US
dc.subject.other meta-ethnography en_US
dc.subject.other Substance use en_US
dc.subject.other antiviral therapy en_US
dc.subject.other article en_US
dc.subject.other attitude to illness en_US
dc.subject.other health care access en_US
dc.subject.other health care need en_US
dc.subject.other health care system en_US
dc.subject.other human en_US
dc.subject.other PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (FORC:111700) en_US
dc.title The lived experience of Hepatitis C and its treatment among injecting drug users: Qualitative synthesis en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 9 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Qualitative Health Research en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 1321-1334 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 19 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Treloar, Carla, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Rhodes, T, en_US Centre for Social Research in Health *
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