Hepatitis C News


Treatment Successes

It’s getting better: AIDS Map’s Roger Pebody wrote about findings from here in BC that show that  among the populations of people with HCV, an analysis found that older people, those co-infected with HIV, those who have cirrhosis and those who use drugs are more likely to receive direct-acting antiviral HCV treatment than was the case with older treatment options.

CATIE’s Sean Hosein titled a piece, Is this the end for HCV drug development? Sean writes about the success of current and soon-to-be-available treatments that boast a 95% cure rate. With this type of treatment, why work on newer drugs?

Pharmaceutical company Gilead has received approval in Canada for expanded indication of treatment for chronic Hepatitis C in people who are co-infected with HIV. This one pill a day option is said to be compatible with most HIV treatment drugs, although there are some considerations.

CATIE has posted a link to the latest Report on Hepatitis B and C in Canada.



BC Centre for Excellence Videos

These two videos are from the Spring 2017 HIV/Antiretroviral Update

Updates to therapy to treat HCV  (Alnoor Ramji)

Hepatitis C Virus Testing: Update and Recommendations  (Lianping Ti)


Community Connections: Help4HepBC

If your organization is supporting people living with HCV, are they aware of Help4HepBC? It’s a toll-free helpline where people living with HCV can talk to peers. Learn more on their site.


Learn More:

Hepatitis C (HCV) Resources


Questions? Feedback? Get in touch! 
Janet Madsen, Capacity Building and Knowledge Translation Coordinator,
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