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...

Baby Boomer HCV Testing Advocated by BC Legislators in a Big Way!

Victoria, BC, May 25, 2015. From across the aisle and across the province, 16 British Columbia MLAs and 5 staff volunteered to "roll up their sleeves" to get tested for hepatitis C in hopes they can help broaden, normalize and de-stigmatize use of this test. After hearing that 75% of the people with hepatitis C in Canada are in the age cohort born 1945 - 1965, and 44% of the people who have Hep C don't know it, they decided to show leadership (and cour...

All MLAs in British Columbia invited to do hepatitis C test May 25 in Victoria

On Monday, May 25th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm: Cool Aid Society nurses and HepCBC will hold a public Hepatitis C info session for BC’s MLAs combined with a HEP-C TEST-IN session in Victoria, BC at the BC Parliament Building in the Hemlock Room and the First Aid room. So far one MLA has agreed to the simple blood test for hepatitis C, but all will be invited. We hope the press will be there to cover several MLAs “rolling up their sleeves” to emphasize the

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...