Tag: HCV

GetCheckedOnline Internet-Based Testing Program

From BCCDC: Internet-based service makes it easier to test for STIs, HIV and Hep C The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has gone live with GetCheckedOnline, the first online service in Canada offering easy, convenient testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and Hepatitis C. The new service, which is starting as a… Read more »

CATIE Treatment Update 208

In this issue: HEPATITIS C VIRUS Grazoprevir + elbasvir and other emerging drugs Enter ledipasvir Sirius—ledipasvir + sofosbuvir in cases of severe liver injury Using ledipasvir + sofosbuvir when prior treatment with sofosbuvir failed Grading severe liver disease and predicting survival Ledipasvir + sofosbuvir with or without ribavirin in people with liver transplants Solar-1—ledipasvir +… Read more »

CATIE News – Canadian HCV guidelines updated for 2015

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects the liver and, if left untreated, eventually causes serious injury to this vital organ, leading to complications, liver failure and, in some cases, liver cancer. In the past year, combinations of new and powerful oral medications to treat HCV have been licensed in Canada. To help doctors, nurses and other… Read more »

The Rural Partership Coordinator will deliver culturally relevant workshops in rural Yukon First Nations communities, designed to address HIV, Hepatitis C and STI risk, harm reduction and addiction. This rewarding and challenging position is a full-time 2-year position from approx. May 15, 2015 to March 31, 2017. Download the full posting. Application deadline: March 31,… Read more »

CATIE Treatment Update 207

  I HEPATITIS C VIRUS About some terms – SVR12 vs. SVR24 SVR linked to longer survival and other benefits Issues with emerging therapies for HCV Simeprevir + sofosbuvir – experience in the clinic Holkira Pak approved in Canada for genotype 1 Holkira Pak – results in genotype 1a without severe liver injury Holkira Pak… Read more »

The BC Centre for Disease Control has released a report called the BC Drug Overdose & Alert Partnership Report 2014. This report collects and collates the most recent data available regarding substance use and associated morbidity, mortality and enforcement patterns. Data have been obtained through members of the BC Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership (DOAP),… Read more »

Providing HIV and hepatitis C-related services in rural and remote communities may present its own set of challenges. Draw on the experience of organizations offering prevention, testing and treatment options tailored to the needs in these communities. The Anonymous HIV Testing Program is a rapid, anonymous HIV testing service offered in partnership with local organizations… Read more »