Using Nurse-led HCV Care Model in Prisons in AUSTRALIA

“Nurse-led HCV care model results in 95% or higher SVR rates in prison: A decentralized, nurse-led model of hepatitis C care with direct-acting antivirals was significantly effective and led to high levels of sustained virologic response in a large cohort of inmates, according to a recently published study…” Read more... https://www.healio.com/hepatology/hepatitis-c/news/online/%7B33a10536-2c18-4632-9f19-995fafe9dd16%7D/nurse-led-hcv-care-model-results-in

Using Telemedicine HCV Care Model in Prisons in SPAIN

“HCV telemedicine program satisfying, cost-effective in Spanish prison:  A telemedicine program brought high levels of satisfaction and proved cost effective in patients with hepatitis C in a Spanish prison, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2018…” Read more... https://www.healio.com/hepatology/hepatitis-c/news/online/%7b83ec8dfd-e12f-4288-9883-01a696c97dfa%7d/hcv-telemedicine-program-satisfying-cost-effective-in-spanish-prison...

Photos of January 10, 2019 HepCBC Community Dinner in Memory of Phil Wilkin at Our Place

Victoria, BC January 10, 2019. A community dinner was held today at Our Place Society in memory of HepCBC’s Board Member and Prison Outreach Committee founder, Phil Wilkin. It was a truly blessed evening and we are happy to share these great photos (many thanks to photographer and event organizer, Tracy, of Our Place!): http://www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/20190110_PhilDinner_Photos_opt.pdf Details: HepCBC raised the money ($750 donated to Our

The Week in Review: Jan 4, 2019 – Jan 11, 2019

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 News Recap: Winners of HepCBC’s November and December, 2019 Colouring Book Contest Announced HepCBC has a monthly contest aimed at current and former prisoners, but others are welcome to join. The prize is $50 worth of art supplies. Dramatic Series, UNSPEAKABLE about Canada’s Tainted Blood Scandal January 9, 2019, Toronto. A new CBC TV historical drama series, Unspeakable, started today which follows the lives of a couple he...

Winners of HepCBC’s November and December, 2019 Colouring Book Contest Announced

HepCBC has a monthly contest aimed at current and former prisoners, but others are welcome to join. The prize is $50 worth of art supplies. We are looking for excellent colouring of our Viral Hepatitis Colouring Book pages, or new black and white drawings for the second version of the colouring book. For contest details, see page 30 (or ‘vi’) of our colouring book, “HEPATITIS C AND HEPATITIS B CAN BE ELIMINATED: A SERIOUS COLOURING BOOK AND ART CONTEST”: ...

Targeted Hepatitis C testing misses substantial number of cases in correctional setting

Researchers recommend routine testing for all incarcerated individuals upon arrival. Results from a new study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) found routine Hepatitis C testing identified a significant number of cases that would have been missed by targeted testing among a population of individuals in Washington State prisons. Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the authors recommend routine testing in correctional facilities to be

HepCBC Reaches Inmates through Info-Fairs at 8 Federal Prisons in BC

HepCBC Reaches Inmates through Info-Fairs at 8 Federal Prisons in BC: November 5 - 9, 2018 – Abbotsford, Harrison Mills, Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs, Mission, and Metchosin, 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 (https://ctac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Access-to-Treatment-in-Federal-Institutions-Web-1.pdf ). Conversely, with its concentrated and highly-reg

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

Is hepatitis C virus micro-elimination feasible among prison populations? Let’s look at the world’s first prison to eliminate hepatitis C!

Prisoners and former prisoners are much more likely to have hepatitis C than the general public; if they didn’t have HCV when they went in, they are likely to contract it there. However, the upside is that prisons are a GREAT place to treat (cure) HCV! To meet the World Health Organization (WHO)’s goal of eliminating HCV by 2030, individual countries and smaller groups are formulating plans to “micro-eliminate” HCV within their own small group.  It would

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