The Week in Review: September 22 – September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 News Recap: Merck discontinues HCV programs. There were rumours, but now it’s official: Merck has announced that it will discontinue the development of the investigational combination regimens MK-3682B (grazoprevir/ruzasvir/uprifosbuvir) and MK-3682C (ruzasvir/uprifosbuvir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In a statement the company said the decision was made based on a review of available Pha...

Pacific AIDS Network signs HCV Manifesto, signaling its commitment to greater involvement of persons with hepatitis C in its organization

Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) recently became the fifteenth (15th) organization to sign the HCV Manifesto (http://hepcbc.ca/hcv-manifesto/ . This document, more than simply a list of “rights” transforms the principles developed by persons with HIV/AIDS: GIPA/MIPA (Greater and more Meaningful Involvement of Persons with AIDS in their own care, in the governance of organizations which speak for and support them, and in the broader society as well), and “Nothing

HCV Manifesto

HCV MANIFESTO The HCV Manifesto brings awareness of the problems widely faced by HCV+ people, and how they may be solved. DOWNLOAD PDF/READ the HCV Manifesto HERE. This manifesto is also available in: Français: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by  sharing it with your family, friends, Social Media, company, service club, charitable organization, church, union, political group, or any other organization! Your organization can sign the Manifesto    SIGN HERE.  SIGNE

Pamphlets & Posters

Our pamphlets and posters about hepatitis B and C are aimed at various communities: General population and baby boomers Newcomer/immigrant communities (translations available) Aboriginal/northern/remote communities Prison and former prisoner communities IVDU and MSM communities All of the publications on this page can be downloaded (PDFs).  Click on the Thumbnails below to access the printable, high-resolution versions. All posters are

Cdn HIV/AIDS Legal Network signs HCV Manifesto

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has just endorsed the HCV Manifesto which outlines the rights of HCV+ people. Based on a similar document for people with HIV/AIDS, it uses the principles of GIPA/MIPA (promoting greater involvement and participation of infected people in the organizations, policies, and decisions which affect them). Link: http://hepcbc.ca/sign-hcv-manifesto-organizations-signature-page/. Individuals can also sign it at this link: http:/

Two National Health Organizations Sign HCV Manifesto!

The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) and the Canadian AIDS Treatment and Information Exchange (CATIE) have joined three other institutional signers of the HCV MANIFESTO!  The others are ANKORS  (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society), the BLOOM CLINIC of  the Bramalea Community Health Centre in the Region of Peel, Ontario, and of course HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society. We hope many other organizations (health organi

BLOOM CLINIC of Ontario signs HCV MANIFESTO

BLOOM CLINIC,which serves individuals living with chronic conditions such as hepatitis C and HIV at the Bramalea Community Health Centre in the Region of Peel, Ontario, became the second Institutional Signer of the HCV MANIFESTO today! We hope many more organizations and individuals in BC, Canada, and perhaps beyond, will read and sign their support of this document. Once we receive a significant number of signed documents, we will put out a press release.

ANKORS first Institutional Signer of HCV Manifesto; Congratulations!!

ANKORS  (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) became the first Institutional Signer of the HCV MANIFESTO today! We hope this is the first of many organizations and individuals in BC, Canada, and perhaps beyond, that will read and sign their support of this document. Once we receive a significant number of signed documents, we will put out a press release. Thanks so much for your support! INSTRUCTIONS below... To download the document (PDF),

HCV Manifesto Collecting Signatures of Support from Organizations and Individuals

Today we release the HCV Manifesto to bring awareness of the problems widely faced by HCV+ people, and how they may be solved. Read it below or DOWNLOAD PDF here. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by signing and sharing it with your family, friends, Social Media, company, service club, charitable organization, church, union, political group, or any other organization! TO SIGN the HCV MANIFESTO, click on the applicable ribbon below. THANKS!!: ------------------------------