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Friday, Nov 16, 2018

News Recap:

Push to test for hepatitis C in Richmond
London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus. Richmondites will have one more option to find out if they have hepatitis C starting Monday, November 19, as London Drugs joins other community organizations offering testing for the curable liver-targeting virus.

HepCBC Reaches Inmates through Info-Fairs at 8 Federal Prisons in BC
One of the most likely places to acquire and/or to be living with hepatitis C is prison, with 20-40X the national prevalence of HCV. Conversely, with its concentrated and highly-regulated population, a prison can be one of the easiest places to treat, cure, and even eliminate, the disease. With this in mind, between November 5 and 9, 2018, two HepCBC Volunteers, Leon Anderson and Cheryl Reitz, drove between Vancouver and several Fraser Valley communities every day for a week (Monday through Friday morning) to participate in federal prison “Community Resource Expos” (also known as info-fairs) sponsored by the John Howard Society.