Tag: Hepatitis C

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 »

Reflections on 2016 World Hepatitis Day

July 28th marked World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is an international event focused on raising awareness about viral hepatitis and works to influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment. In Canada, there is an estimated 250,000 people living with chronic hepatitis C in Canada, many of them are unaware of their… Read more »

2016 World Hepatitis Day Events in British Columbia

2016 World Hepatitis Day Events in British Columbia Collected by Pacific AIDS Network   FRASER Sponsoring Agency: Stride with Purpose Program at the Lower Mainland Purpose Society When: Thursday, July 28 from 8:00am – 9:00am Where: Lougheed Skytrain Station Event Details: Stride with Purpose will be at the Lougheed Skytrain Station handing out treats and… Read more »

Hepatitis Education Canada Project – Website Survey

The Hepatitis Education Canada Project is looking for your input and feedback on its website. The Hepatitis Education Canada website is for people at risk for or living with hepatitis C and health and social care providers. Clear, accurate information on the website addresses knowledge gaps about hepatitis C care identified by patient and provider project… 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 »

News Release – The Province has provided $5 million to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation for a research study on how to reduce new infections of hepatitis C in the province, announced Health Minister Terry Lake on April 21, 2016, along with BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE) director Dr. Julio Montaner. “This investment… 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 »