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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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Tainted-blood victims to receive more compensation after court rulings

Thousands of people who were infected with hepatitis C between 1986 and 1990 are to receive millions of dollars more in compensation after historic court rulings by judges from Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. Many of the victims have said their original payouts were inadequate, and a class-action lawsuit was launched to get access to a surplus in the settlement fund. The three judges heard the case in joint proceedings in Toronto, and ruled last...

REQUEST FOR PATIENT and CAREGIVER INPUT: Gilead’s EPCLUSA

A Hep C treatment option for ALL genotypes? What do YOU think about this? Hello!  Once again, HepCBC is calling for your input.  BC PharmaCare is reviewing whether to add another Direct Acting-Antiviral (DAA) for hepatitis C to its formulary (list of drugs it will cover) Patient and Caregiver input is requested by BC PharmaCare on Gilead’s combo of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir for Genotypes 1-6 (brand name: Epclusa®).  Gilead’s combo is the first pan-gen

HIV not a risk factor for fibrosis progression in people with hepatitis C

HIV co-infection is not associated with accelerated progression of liver fibrosis in people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, according to US research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Factors linked with fibrosis progression were low fibrosis stage at baseline and flares in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels. The major strengths of the study were its large sample size and the fact that participants had at lea

Get tested for Hep C, Georgetown woman urges

An Acton woman is making good on a promise to spread the word after receiving treatment that cured her of hepatitis C two years ago. Sharon Rider got the disease from a tainted blood transfusion during spine surgery as a 16-year-old and had been carrying the virus, with no symptoms, for 23 years before it was diagnosed. Meanwhile, she’d gotten married and had two kids, never knowing she was putting her family at risk of getting the disease. It was routi