A lecturer who had hepatitis C for 20 years without knowing it will be featured in a new awareness campaign.
Nick Green was not diagnosed for 20 years
Nick Green of Nottingham was diagnosed with the disease a year ago, two decades after blood tests showed problems with his liver.
An exhibit, to run across the UK, will include a 3m-high poster of Mr Green.
Hepatitis C is carried in the blood and can be transmitted by shared needles in drug use, or by improperly sterilised needles in tattooing or ear piercing.
There is a small chance the virus can also be passed on through sexual contact.
Symptoms of hepatitis C can include fatigue, weight loss, insomnia and depression.
Mr Green has the disease despite falling outside the high risk categories.
"My main symptom was a lot of extreme pain in my liver - and stomach area, also extreme fatigue, loss of concentration and appetite, mood swings and depression.
"I felt ill every day and still do - with insomnia alongside that - not able to relax and sleep well."
The photo exhibit of people living with hepatitis C - prepared by photographer Michele Martinoli, was first unveiled in London's Leicester Square in March.
The Nottingham exhibit at the city's Market Square will be held on 7 and 8 July.
Former Beach Boys band member David Marks, who also has hepatitis C, said 80% of the estimated 200,000 people infected in the UK are unaware of their condition, which can go undetected for up to 30 years.
Mr Marks said: "People need to take a few minutes out of their day to step back and face their pasts, have I ever injected drugs using shared equipment, even just once?
"Have I had an unsafe tattoo or piercing? If the answer is yes, call the Hepatitis C Information Line for advice about hepatitis C and whether you should consider being tested."
Ms Martinoli, who also had hepatitis C, said: "There is a social stigma around the disease caused by lack of awareness.
"It's important that we bring hepatitis C out of the shadows to get people to face up to the illness in the same way we did with HIV in the eighties and nineties."
Hepatitis C is usually spread by the transfer of blood from person-to-person, for example through the sharing of needles or syringes when injecting drugs.
Those at risk include people who have had a blood transfusion before screening for hepatitis C was introduced in 1991.
Some people have no symptoms, while others may feel tired and have abdominal discomfort.