Australia: Hepatitis Victoria’s 'Hep hero' John Kenney presses point

“Listen, or learn the hard way.” That’s the message hepatitis survivor John Kenney has for Brimbank’s young people about disease prevention.

The 59-year-old is one of Hepatitis Victoria’s ‘Hep Heroes’. Something of a human canvas, he uses his striking body art to promote the importance of needle hygiene.

Recent figures from Hepatitis Victoria show Brimbank had the highest rate of hepatitis B diagnosis in Victoria in 2012 and the second- highest number of hepatitis C diagnoses.

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