Category: Hepatitis C

CATIE’s HepCinfoUpdates: New & Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy Decrease in Hep C infections associated with needle and syringe programs There was a significant reduction in hepatitis C incidence among injection drug users who attended needle and syringe programs in Australia, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health. As part of a long-term evaluation of the programs,… Read more »

HepCinfoUpdates – 4.14

Treatment Update: Hepatitis viruses The latest issue of Treatment Update (TU197) covers new research on the use of treatment as prevention as a strategy for decreasing the spread of Hep C, an overview of liver cancer in Canada, as well as risk factors, screening and treatment options for liver cancer. TreatmentUpdate is CATIE’s flagship digest… Read more »

World Hepatitis Day Events

HepCBC has been busy compiling a list of World Hepatitis Day events around the Province. Check out the one closest to you!   Abbotsford: Your Health… Be Invested… Get Tested When:  July 26, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Where: McCallum Ave. and 5 Corners Jubilee Park, Abbotsford For more information, CLICK HERE  … Read more »

Who Cares about Hep C?

Know your Status! Get tested! In commemoration of World Hepatitis Day 2013, happening on July 28th, AIDS Vancouver Island commissioned this video to raise awareness about the importance of knowing your hepatitis C status by getting testing. WATCH THE VIDEO! CLICK HERE A big thank you to all who participated in making this video happen…. Read more »

The new wave of Hep C treatments is coming

Treating hepatitis C (HCV) presents challenges for those taking medications, but it looks like that’s going to change dramatically over the next few years, thanks to new treatments on the horizon. Being tested in clinical trials right now, they aim to increase the cure rate, shorten the treatment time, decrease side effects and cut the… Read more »

CATIE HepCinfo Update

New and Noteworthy 15 year study shows benefits of harm reduction programs in Vancouver Harm reduction programs in Vancouver have reduced drug use and needle sharing, leading to fewer HIV and Hep C infections and increased access to addiction treatment, concludes the report “Drug Situation in Vancouver”. The report, published by the Urban Health Initiative… Read more »

World Hepatitis Day 2013 British Columbia – Vancouver

FREE BARBEQUE LIVE MUSIC – FRANK SODA! GUEST SPEAKERS HEPATITIS A, B and C INFORMATION When: July 24, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm| Where: John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park picnic area BC Parkway & East 19th Avenue Vancouver,BC V5N 2J7 Cost: No charge; donations gratefully accepted   Directions: PUBLIC TRANSIT At the Nanaimo… Read more »

hepCinfoUpdates

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