One-Step Hepatitis C Testing Now in BC!

HepCBC is celebrating One-Step Hep C Testing in BC! Those tested in BC will no longer have to await results of the screening (HCV antibody) test, then take a confirmatory (RNA) test, with several weeks from the first test to the final results. Congratulations, BCCDC and PHSA!! Besides enabling patients quicker access to lifesaving treatment, this will also save BC an estimated $1 million per year! http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-lab-proc

MP Elizabeth May publicly tested for hepatitis C

HepCBC wants to thank Elizabeth May, MP (Saanich-Gulf Islands riding) who decided to get publicly tested for hepatitis C on the day following World Hepatitis Day (July 28th every year). In the video below, she explains why. We also wish to thank Roz Milne, RN with Cool Aid Society in Victoria who performed the testing. Ms. May joins at least one other MP (Murray Rankin), 13 MLAs, 2 mayors and numerous City Councilors who have taken this courageous step...

MP Health Critic Murray Rankin Gets Tested for Hepatitis C

Today (April 17, 2015) in Victoria, BC, Official Opposition Health Critic MP @Murray Rankin showed his support for Baby Boomer testing of hepatitis C by "rolling up his sleeve" for the simple blood test. HepCBC was there to record this special occasion. We applaud this kind of "hands-on" action which shows leadership on the important health issue of un-diagnosed hepatitis C.  (See VIDEO below...) Just before he took the test, Mr. Rankin said, "I...