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HepCBC is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Our mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with HCV.
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Chilliwack Hep C Conference by Positive Living Fraser Valley Feb. 17, 2017 was exciting and full of good info. Highlights for Hepcbc Hepatitis C Education-Prevention's attendee: (1) Dr.JOHN FARLEY stressing to healthcare workers the importance of testing EVERYONE for hepatitis B (HBV) before starting them on DAAs (new hep C treatments). You can have HBV and not know it, and it can become activated during DAA treatment. People are unexpectedly dying of
Friday, February 17, 2017 News Recap HCV & Heart Disease More and more I am hearing that people who have just finished treatment for HCV have had a stroke! Our community really needs to know that hepatitis C is an independent risk factor for various kinds of heart disease: cerebrovascular events (strokes), and ischemic heart disease caused by atherosclerosis (plaque build-up in the arteries – particularly the coronary and carotid arteries, whic...
The Iowa Department of Public Health is calling for widespread testing for hepatitis C after a study showed cases in Iowa have almost tripled since 2000. Data shows the number of Iowans diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus increased from 754 in 2000 to 2,235 in 2015, a press release from department stated. The number of diagnoses among Iowans between 18 and 30 years old more than quadrupled since 2009, with 303 cases alone in 2015. After taking into ac
Hepatitis C virus treatment is often restricted in Medicaid [in Canada this would be PharmaCare] patients. This analysis evaluates the clinical and cost impacts of treating all Medicaid patients versus the current status quo. The objectives of this study were to estimate change in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease and the economic burden associated with comprehensive treatment of the chronic HCV–infected Medicaid population. As has long been pred
The past decade has seen a nearly 40 percent increase in the prevalence of cirrhosis among people with hepatitis C in the U.S., a new study found. The reasons remain uncertain, however. The study, titled “Hepatitis C Complications: Prevalence and Disparities in a Large US Cohort 2006-2014” (abstract #180) was presented at The Liver Meeting 2016, held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Cirrhosis has long been linked t