The Week in Review: Oct 5 – Oct 19, 2018

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 News Recap: Want a Say in the Direction of HepCBC? Online or in person, attend HepCBC's Annual General Meeting. Actual event is Saturday, November 3rd from 2 to 3 pm. 1947 Cook Street. UC researchers recommend universal screening to tackle rise in Hepatitis C. Physicians are encountering a growing number of younger patients who are testing positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) fueled largely by the opioid crisis impacting com...

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

The Week in Review: Sep 28 – Oct 5, 2018

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 News Recap: 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 Orga...

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