March 6th BCCDC presentation in Prince George, BC

By Cheryl Reitz The March 6th BCCDC presentation in Prince George was a long-awaited experience for HepCBC! Several of us had been very interested when the BC Centre for Disease Control presented its research into the hepatitis C Cascade of Care in BC. Using their agency's huge database, researchers showed that of the 73,320 British Columbians who contracted or were diagnosed with hepatitis C in the 20 years between 1992 and 2012, approximately 25% ...

U.S.: Clinicians encouraged to screen for hepatitis C based on birth year

Only 8.3% of the 60,722 eligible patients at 14 community health centers were screened for hepatitis C virus according to 2013 guidelines that call for testing all patients born between 1945 and 1965, regardless of their risk profile, according to data published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.The data note that women were less likely to be screened than men in every race/ethnic group, with black Hispanics, white non-Hispanics and bl