Like HIV, hepatitis C (also called hep C or HCV) can be a challenging health condition. It is different from HIV in that treatment can result in a cure 95% of the time. Many PAN members provide hep c support services and education, alongside HIV, harm reduction and related services, and some are solely dedicated to hepatitis C issues. If you’re looking to connect with service providers in your region, see the list of our member organizations.
Peer Connection and Advocacy
Hep C in Focus was a special virtual event we presented on July 16, 2020. View on-demand sessions/discussions on equitable access to hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs; changing the hep C cascade of care for women, and hearing about stigma experiences of women.
Hepatitis C Leadership Project
PAN’s peer-led initiative where hepatitis C community leaders will model their skills and knowledge to inspire other BC community members to embark on leadership journeys.
Help4HepBC offers a peer-to-peer helpline where Peer Navigators work with callers to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on. Available by phone or text.
HepCBC is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by viral hepatitis. Our mission is to provide education (including treatment), prevention and support to those living with viral hepatitis.
HCV Manifesto shows some of the challenges people with lived experience of hepatitis C, and ways these can be approached.
Pacific Hepatitis C Network works with community and stakeholders to inform, support, and strengthen the response to hep C in BC, and access to care, treatment and support for people living with hepatitis.
HepatitisCNet is an online community featuring stories, forums and articles written by people with hepatitis C for people with hepatitis C.
The Big Picture of Hepatitis C in BC and Canada
BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort: monitoring disease burden related to hepatitis and associated infections and social conditions, evaluate impact of interventions, and monitor hepatitis program progress
BC hepatitis C statistics: Reportable Disease Dashboard (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Hepatitis C surveillance in Canada (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Population Size Estimates: report from 2016 identifying key populations at risk for hep C in BC
Disease and Treatment Information
Canadian Liver Foundation: liver health and disease. A section on HCV includes information about transmission, testing, treatment and resources , including HCV
Hepatitis Education Canada: develops culturally and linguistically sensitive hepatitis C education resources for the population, hepatitis patients and health care providers.
HCV resources in multiple languages from CATIE
BC’s Indigenous Communities and HCV: First Nations Health Authority Health Protection Teams
Subscribe to hepatitis C resources
CATIE: HepC Info Updates and more
This information was last updated July 30, 2020.