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HepCBC is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by viral hepatitis. Our mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with viral hepatitis.

The Week in Review: Sep 28 – Oct 5, 2018

Physicians and NPs in British Columbia Currently Treating Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C

Hot Off The Press!

UC researchers recommend universal screening to tackle rise in Hepatitis C

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER -- Physicians are encountering a growing number of younger patients who are testing positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) fueled largely by the opioid crisis impacting communities around the country. That increase and more effective and tolerable drug regimens for HCV infection, means one-time universal screening of all adults for HCV is now cost effective and recommended, say physician-researchers in the Univ

Does Cannabis Use Reduce Cirrhosis Risk in HCV Patients?

In an observation of a large pool of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV), cannabis users had a lower prevalence of liver cirrhosis, more favorable health status at hospital discharge, and lower total health care costs than non-users. Adeyinka Adejumo, lead author of the study and graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Intercampus Program in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, and colleagues indicated the findings add to a relationship

HepCBC at the Coast Mental Health Clubhouse

On October 12, 2018, HepCBC sent two volunteers to man a hepatitis B and hepatitis C info booth at the Coast Mental Health Clubhouse (11th Avenue and Sophia Street in Vancouver). Leon Anderson and Cheryl Reitz met with many friendly clients and staff members at the Clubhouse for about 90 minutes. Our table, next to the entrance to the lunchroom, allowed us to have great conversations with people (lining up there for the mid-day meal) about the latest deve

HEP C & PRISONS Webinar NOW AVAILABLE for online viewing!

On October 2, 2018, Dr. Sofia Bartlett gave a BCCDC "Grand Rounds" talk in Vancouver: "Hepatitis C virus micro-elimination among prison populations: Demonstration of feasibility and models of care from Australia." The presentation has been uploaded and is now available at this link: http://mediasite.phsa.ca/Mediasite/Showcase/BCCDC /Presentation/ddb6c1af017b4d1cafd49b7815af4bb41d Dr. Sofia Bartlett, a hepatitis researcher from Australia's Kirby Ins