Dirty Ottawa clinic equipment may have affected 4,600 patients

Minor procedures could put patients at risk of hepatitis, HIV at the the Main Street Family Medical Centre at 1251 Stittsville Main St. Thousands of people who underwent minor surgery at a west Ottawa medical clinic were at a higher risk of infection due to improperly cleaned medical equipment over the last 15 years, health officials say. Ottawa Public Health launched an investigation after receiving a complaint from a member of the public in late Apri

The Week in Review: June 29 – July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018 News Recap: Updated and New Materials from HepCBC. Recently HepCBC updated some of its pamphlets and added some new materials, all of which can be easily downloaded from our site and which you can print out or order from us. Got Hep C from transfusion, blood product, or transplant between 1986 and 1990? Haven't applied for compensation yet? This news is for you. Good luck!  https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1324976 What...

Updated and New Materials from HepCBC

Recently HepCBC updated some of its pamphlets and added some new materials, all of which can be easily downloaded from our site and which you can print out or order from us.  To order bulk materials, use the contact form at http://hepcbc.ca/contact-us/ New Materials: Click on the images below to download the pdfs   Prison Colouring Book HBV Pamphlet Updated Materials: HCV in Prisons   HCV and Boomers

PHAC’s New STBBI “Action Framework”: A commentary

Some very important news for Canada: Public Health Canada has just released "Reducing the health impact of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in Canada by 2030: A pan-Canadian STBBI framework for action." Note the document linked to below was press-embargoed between initial release April 27, 2018 through June 29, 2018. Commentary: PHAC's newly-released STBBI "Action Framework" does NOT mention any age-related risks or advocate any age-based