The Week in Review: November 4 – November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 News Recap: Canada: Updated List of Physicians in British Columbia Currently Treating Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C. HepCBC has updated its list of Doctors in BC who treat HCV and HBV. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Outcomes in Canadian Chronic Hepatitis C Telemedicine Patients. Many of the 300,000 HCV-infected Canadians live in under-served and remote areas without access to HCV healthcare specialists. Telemedicine (T...

Hepatitis C and women of childbearing age

Hiding in the shadow of the opioid epidemic is another troubling public health crisis, the precipitous increase in people whose liver is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). But there is another problem: HCV infection during pregnancy About half of these young people who are injecting drugs are women of childbearing age. And although sexual transmission or transmission of HCV from infected household items is rare, it can happen. And women whose partners

Injection drug users at four times higher risk of Hep C than HIV: UNODC

There are about 12 million people in the world who inject drugs, of which 6.1 million have contracted Hep C while 1.6 million suffer from AIDS and 1.3 million users suffer from both diseases. Three times more people who use drugs die from Hepatitis C (222,000) than from HIV (60,000), a new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime report found. Injection drug users (IDUs) are also at four times higher risk of contracting Hepatitis C than AIDS, the repor

The Week in Review: May 5, 2017 – May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017 News Recap HCV on the Rise in Boomers, Women and Children A new report from the CDC in the USA has found that HCV is concentrated among baby boomers and is increasing rapidly among new generations of Americans.  In over just five years, the number of new hepatitis C virus infections reported to the CDC has nearly tripled, reaching a 15-year high. New hepatitis C virus infections are increasing most rapidly among young people, wi...