Some of the people involved in our monitoring programme have generously shared their stories about living with hepatitis B.
Robert, 63, has had one crazy journey. He has worked as a hairdresser and make-up artist since he was 22, lived in Hong Kong for 15 years, battled cancer, had two liver transplants and lived with hepatitis B and C for more than two decades.
Clarke, 39, lives in Waihi with his wife and four teenage sons. He found out he was a hepatitis B carrier when he was 18.
William, 46, is infected with hepatitis B and C and HIV after being given contaminated blood during emergency surgery at age 14.