Tag: HCV

At the PAN Fall Conference, we learned from Dr. Lianping (Mint) Ti about short-course direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs for hepatitis C (HCV). These well-tolerated drugs have demonstrated cure rates of 95% and have been available in British Columbia (BC) since 2014, but their dispensation has been limited to individuals with advanced liver disease due to… Read more »

PHSA HIV & HCV Prevention, Care and Treatment RFP Update

A redesign of PHSA-held community contracts was initiated in 2014 to better enable the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre to respond to current trends in the HIV and HCV epidemics, and to better align the strategic direction with the Ministry of Health’s Hope To Health Framework, the… Read more »

PHAC’s Evaluation Report Guide and Compendium Online

We have worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to post all of their evaluation tools up on the REACH Website. These tools are meant to be used as a resource to community-based organizations submitting proposals for the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. However, they are also a helpful resource for… Read more »

CATIE HepCinfo Update 7.8

Holkira Pak is now indicated for people with HIV/Hep C co-infection or post liver transplant The Holkira Pak product monograph has been updated to include that people who are co-infected with HIV and Hep C or who have had a liver transplant can be treated with this drug combination. Holkira Pak is a combination of… Read more »

Last week the AHC released a position paper on the need for a national strategy to eliminate hepatitis C. We will be hosting a briefing and Q&A on this position paper on: Tuesday, March 22 at 12:30 ET. Call-in #: 1-866-465-6318 or 416-915-1249 Conference Code:  2760674   Watch for similar briefing/Q&A sessions for each of… Read more »

Northern Health is marking World AIDS Day 2015 by building on successes to stop HIV transmission in the North.  The plan will build on our current understanding about HIV transmission and treatment, while broadening the reach and impact of community services. The plan will also build on the foundations of the award winning Prince George… Read more »