Hepatitis C (HCV)

 

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a challenging health condition on its own and a common co-diagnosis for people with HIV. Many PAN members provide HCV support services and education. If you’re looking to connect with service providers in your region, see the list of our member organizations.

 

Epidemiology

BC hepatitis C statistics: Reportable Disease Dashboard (BC Centre for Disease Control)

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

Hepatitis C surveillance in Canada (Public Health Agency of Canada)

The epidemiology of hepatitis C in Canada (CATIE)

Population Size Estimates: identifying key populations at risk for HCV

 

Testing

Should I Get Tested for HCV? 

Generation Hep (those born between 1945-1965)

National HCV C Testing Day

 

Disease and Treatment Information

The BC Centre for Disease Control

BC’s HCV Treatment Program Updates (2017)

Canadian Liver Foundation: liver health and disease. A section on HCV includes information about transmission, testing, treatment and resources , including HCV

Everything you need to know about Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Q&A with BC-CfE’s Dr. Lianping Ti 

Hepatitis Education Canada: develops culturally and linguistically sensitive hepatitis C education resources for the population, hepatitis patients and health care providers.

Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project

HealthLink BC: hepatitis C (BC Government site): general HCV information and also provides information about community resources

HCV resources in multiple languages from CATIE

Hepatitis C in Canadian immigrants and newcomers: Why are hepatitis C rates higher in these populations?

HCV Prevention in Prison Populations: A Primer for Service Providers

BC’s Indigenous Communities and HCV: First Nations Health Authority Health Protection Teams

 

Community Organizations and Collective Action

Many PAN member organizations provide HCV support services and education alongside HIV, harm reduction and related services. There are also BC groups dedicated to HCV alone:

Pacific Hepatitis C Network aims to “inform, support, and strengthen our response to hep C in BC AND to support access to care, treatment and support for people living with hepatitis.” Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) offers:

Treatment Information Project: the latest news on HCV treatment and treatment access
Help 4 Hep BC: peer-to-peer support understanding HCV diagnosis and navigating HCV care in BC.

Hep C BC: Run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Activities include public education, prison outreach, patient group input.

Action Hepatitis Canada: pan-Canadian coalition of organizations working towards the elimination of viral hepatitis.

Blueprint to Inform Hepatitis C Elimination in Canada (2019)

 

Post-Treatment Issues

Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Reinfection After Sustained Virologic Response in Patients Coinfected With HIV (2017)

Hepatitis C virus reinfection is uncommon after being cured with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) (2017)

Risk of reinfection after successful hepatitis C treatment among people who use drugs (2016)

Late Relapse Versus Hepatitis C Virus Reinfection in Patients With Sustained Virologic Response After Sofosbuvir-Based Therapies (2016)

 

Research

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.

HCV Research Program at BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Hepatitis C Research Initiative (Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Infection and Immunity (CIHR-III) and the Public Health Agency of Canada)

 

Subscribe to HCV resources

Action Hepatitis Canada

CATIE: HepC Info Updates and more

Hep C BC

Pacific Hepatitis C Network

 

 

As with all of our Resources, this is a work in progress. Please contact us to share suggestions for additions.