Maps and Statistics about Hepatitis B and C in Canada

Who has hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Canada? In order to eliminate viral hepatitis, it is very important to know the answers to this complex question! Looking at Canada's hepatitis C statistics, the largest group of people with hepatitis C is made up of people born outside Canada, followed by former users of IV drugs, then by current users of IV drugs (PWID). Hepatitis B and C are spread through blood-to-blood contact, so IV drug use is a logical ri

Newcomer & Immigrant Outreach

Click HERE for TRANSLATIONS of hepatitis B or hepatitis C information in አማርኛ عربى বাংলা  简体中文  中國傳統的  English français  فارسی  pilipino  Deutsch  हिंदी  한국어 ພາສາລາວ  Монгол Oromo ਪੰਜਾਬੀ  Soomaali  Español  Kiswahili  தமிழ்   ภาษาไทย  ትግርኛ   Türk  اردو   Tiếng Việt Why is HepCBC especially trying to connect with newcomers and immigrants from certain countries, and the organizations to which they belong or visit? It is because the countries they c

BC’s Nurse Practitioners Can Now Prescribe Treatment for Hepatitis C

PharmaCare now accepts Special Authority requests from NPs for HCV treatments! Best HCV treatment and elimination news we've heard in ages...this should help many more people get into BC's HCV treatment pipeline and make Elimination of Hepatitis C in BC by our goal of 2030 much more likely! As of October 30, 2019, Nurse Practitioners in BC have been permitted to fill out "Special Authority Requests for Hepatitis C treatment. These are the prescriptions ne

Rural, Remote, Northern

RURAL, REMOTE, & NORTHERN COMMUNITIES How can we eliminate viral hepatitis in small, isolated communities such as in rural parts of BC's Interior, Kootenays, or the North? There is a lack of doctors, there are few if any specialists, and frankly it's really hard to get confidential hepatitis testing or treatment when the Community Health Representative at your tiny health unit is your sister-in-law, right? We're happy to say help is on the way:

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NEWCOMERS to CANADA, immigrants, family, caregivers, and friends - scroll down to view HBV and HCV education resources below in: አማርኛ عربى বাংলা  简体中文  中國傳統的  English français  فارسی  pilipino  Deutsch  हिंदी  한국어 ພາສາລາວ  Монгол Oromo ਪੰਜਾਬੀ  Soomaali  Español  Kiswahili  தமிழ்   ภาษาไทย  ትግርኛ   Türk  اردو   Tiếng Việt Also visit HepCBC's [ENGLISH]  "Newcomer & Immigrant Outreach" page HERE and our "Maps and Statistics about Hepatitis B and C in Ca

Men (including MSM)

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. All men should know the basics about how transmission of hepatitis B and hepatitis C between sexual partners can be prevented In general, if a person has hepatitis B, which is easily transmitted sexually through semen, they should always use condoms (either male or female) unless they know for sure that their partner is protected from hepatitis B by vaccination. Sexual transmission of hep

Women

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are complicated diseases. Women living with HBV or HCV have issues that differ from men’s. On a good note, women are more likely to clear HCV than men are. And there is a CURE now for hepatitis C, plus EXCELLENT TREATMENTS (and a vaccine!) for hepatitis B. If you are pregnant and positive for HCV or HBV, there is a chance of passing it on to your unborn child ("vertical transmission"). Talk to your health services provid

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit

Eliminating Viral Hepatitis in Aboriginal Communities of BC British Columbia's Aboriginal communities (both rural and urban) are at particular risk of viral hepatitis (B and C) for a variety of reasons, including a common practice of shared vaccination needles a few decades back, frequent "top-up" transfusions following childbirth, various Residential school practices, endemic hepatitis B in the far north, distrust of confidentiality in small local health

Risk Factors and Prevention

Risk Factors & Prevention Hepatitis C is a Blood-Borne Infection, spread only when the blood of an HCV+ person enters into the body of another person through a break in the skin or mucous membrane. Unfortunately, there are many ways in which this can happen. HCV can be prevented by avoiding risk factors. And those who have any risk factors should be tested, regardless of symptoms. Remember, HCV can silently do its deadly damage for many...

Educate Yourself and Others

Educate Yourself and Others EDUCATE YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS, BOSS and CO-WORKERS Where to start?  FIRST, EDUCATE YOURSELF, so you’ll be prepared when other people in your life ask questions, or have a misconception you want to correct.  We would recommend you start with: Explore CATIE’s “HepCInfo” site. CATIE stands for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange, but they also have a fantastic Canadian-centred he