The Week in Review: February 2 – February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018 News Recap: Epidemiology: CTAC Launches Campaign to End Hepatitis C in Canada. The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) has published a white paper entitled, "The time has come to eliminate hepatitis C in Canada," which summarizes the increasing gaps in Canada's response to the hepatitis C epidemic and identifies seven calls-to-action. #EASLmono: Expanding the conversation on hepatitis elimination. The recent European...

HCV hospitalizations increasing among baby boomers, men, drug users

“As the baby boomers are aging, hepatitis C is truly affecting them,” Ngo-Metzger said. “They had hepatitis C before, but now they're in this middle age group where you're seeing them hospitalized.” By demographic, other significant increases in hospitalization for HCV compared with hospitalization for other indications included men (61.5% vs. 47.9%), African-American patients (26.1% vs. 14%), Hispanic patients (10.1% vs. 7.9%), patients on Medicaid (38.1

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, protesters say B.C. isn’t doing enough

Note from CD: Because the government is not treating everyone with HepC, we have developed an aging population where many have progressed to serious liver disease and suffer disabilities. The situation stinks major. A handful of protesters, most of whom had disabilities, gathered in downtown Vancouver Saturday to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. They wanted to express their concerns that the B.C. government is short shrifting local