The Week in Review: Dec 7 – Dec 14, 2018

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 News Recap: COMMUNITY DINNER January 10th at OUR PLACE in HONOUR of PHIL WILKIN Philip Wilkin, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 24th, 2018, was a man with the true spirit of giving. Phil sat on various committees designed to improve health and welfare of prisoners within the Canadian Prison System, and actively advocated for education, treatment and prevention. To help celebrate his achievements, HepCBC has set up a GoFundMe...

Joan’s Story

Joan’s Story Through HCV treatment many times I was diagnosed with hepatitis C back in 1991. I was tired of having stomach and intestinal problems all the time, and decided to get them fixed, if possible, once and for all, so I went to the doctor. She had a series of tests done, all of which turned out normal, except for my liver function tests, which were slightly high. She called to tell me so. She decided to repeat the test. The...

HepCBC VP Blasts MP for Spreading Misinformation about Hepatitis C

The Dec 18, 2013 Calgary Herald and other papers reported Newfoundland MP Jerry Byrne's depiction of Pamela Anderson as "a has-been 'actor' with an incurable STD." and his subsequent apology, saying hepatitis C is rarely transmitted sexually, and is no longer considered incurable . The article continues... "Joan King, vice-president of British Columbia-based HepCBC, said Byrne should have checked his facts before posting false information. The non-profit o