The Week in Review: July 20 – July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 News Recap: HEPCBC Expands Mandate to Cover Hepatitis B and other types of Viral Hepatitis. (July 27, 2018, Victoria, BC) The timing was auspicious. Tomorrow is World Hepatitis Day and today HepCBC is delighted to announce a new mandate which more broadly supports the World Hepatitis Alliance’s target of eliminating all forms of viral hepatitis from the world by 2030. NEW PURPOSES: HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Soc...

Hepatitis C – The disease with no warning

Greg Powell is among many Canadians born between 1945 and 1975, a group with the highest rate of chronic hepatitis C in Canada. In the 1980s Greg contracted hepatitis C, but was diagnosed over a decade later. Prior to the news, Greg suffered from hemophilia B, a hereditary bleeding disorder, which required him to undergo a series of blood transfusions. He later learned it was through one of these transfusions that he contracted hepatitis C. Despite being

GET TESTED: 1 in 30 baby boomers have Hepatitis C, 70 percent are unaware

The following is from the USA and we ALL know that the same situation exists in Canada...except for the idiots in the Federal government who think that for some reason it doesn't! "It's a stigma that can be ... you never know what people are going to say," she said. "Ask your doctor about it. Try to educate yourself. Don't be afraid to ask questions." Sears said it's important that people in Brashear's age group, baby boomers, get tested for Hepatitis

Get tested for Hep C, Georgetown woman urges

An Acton woman is making good on a promise to spread the word after receiving treatment that cured her of hepatitis C two years ago. Sharon Rider got the disease from a tainted blood transfusion during spine surgery as a 16-year-old and had been carrying the virus, with no symptoms, for 23 years before it was diagnosed. Meanwhile, she’d gotten married and had two kids, never knowing she was putting her family at risk of getting the disease. It was routi

Bus Ad Campaign in 7 BC Cities urges Hep C Testing of Baby Boomers

The ads have a simple message: "Get tested for hepatitis C" plus a little bit about why. They were both inside and outside buses and Skytrains in 7 British Columbia cities during the entire month of July. The cities: Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria. HepCBC tried to give presentations to the City Councils of all 7 cities, to urge their mayors to declare World Hepatitis Day, to take a photo with the ads (see Nanaim...