HepCBC Prison Outreach Project News

OUR NEWS: HepCBC's Prison Colouring Book Contest Winning Entries are made into Posters! (Oct 29, 2019) Thanks to the wonderful inmates and friends who submitted their coloured pages from the Prison Colour Books (available for free download at www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191002_NO_MARKS_ColouringBook_edition1d.pdf)! These contributors are each getting a gift of $50 for art supplies. Photos of the supplies:

Prison Colour Book Contest Winning Entries Become Posters

OUR NEWS: HepCBC's Prison Colouring Book Contest Winning Entries are made into Posters! (Oct 29, 2019) Thanks to the wonderful inmates and friends who submitted their coloured pages from the Prison Colour Books (available for free download at www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191002_NO_MARKS_ColouringBook_edition1d.pdf)!  Also thanks for the contributions of new black/white original designs! The winners are each getting a gift of $50 for art su

The Week in Review: Jan 11, 2019 – Jan 18, 2019

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 News Recap: Photos of January 10, 2019 HepCBC Community Dinner in Memory of Phil Wilkin at Our Place Victoria, BC January 10, 2019. A community dinner was held today at Our Place Society in memory of HepCBC’s Board Member and Prison Outreach Committee founder, Phil Wilkin. It was a truly blessed evening and we are happy to share these great photos (many thanks to photographer and event organizer, Tracy, of Our Place). Invitation

The Week in Review: Oct 26 – Nov 2, 2018

Friday, Nov 2, 2018 News Recap: Report on the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) 2018 Fall Conference in Kelowna The Pacific AIDS Network held its annual Fall Conference and AGM October 30-31 in Kelowna. HepCBC attended this year for the first time as a Full Member, due to changes in the PAN Constitution and Bylaws. New Bylaws included: PAN no longer requires its hepatitis C organizational members to offer HIV-related services. Aging and Viral Hepatitis ...

Aging and Viral Hepatitis B and C: A New Study

This comprehensive article which came out October 31, 2018, describes the challenges and impacts of hepatitis B and C on the aging population in Britain. It seems applicable to Canada as well. While we couldn’t access the longer version of the article, takeaways from the abstract included: Both hepatitis B and hepatitis C are spread through blood, are viruses, and can cause acute hepatitis (short-lasting but serious liver infection/inflammation). Bot

APRI

AST to Platelet Ratio Index (APRI)   APRI above 1.5 can indicate advanced HCV liver damage. WARNING:  Do NOT use APRI alone as its accuracy rate is not sufficient to do so; experts recommend using a combination of two or  all three of the non-invasive liver tests (APRI, FibroSure/FibroTest, or FibroScan). Using the results of APRI, a non-invasive test, one can very roughly determine whether one has a high risk of having advanced live

Couldn’t Attend World Hepatitis Summit? View All Presentations Here!

Message from Organizers of World Hepatitis Summit 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland Sept. 2-4, 2015: "On behalf of the World Hepatitis Summit partner organisations, we, the Summit Organising Committee, would like to thank you for your attendance and important role at the Summit. The Summit had over 600 delegates in attendance through the week representing over 90 countries – it truly was a global event. The feedback so far has been very positive and we reali

Sign TORONTO DECLARATION on VIRAL HEPATITIS!

The TORONTO DECLARATION: STRATEGIES TO CONTROL AND ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS GLOBALLY resulted from Toronto's Nov. 5-6, 2014 "First International Meeting on Hepatitis Cure & Eradication", hosted by Virology Education (http://www.virology-education.com). The FULL DECLARATION is printed BELOW (link: http://www.infectiousdiseasesonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/toronto_declaration_v1.0-final_logo.pdf). To ADD YOUR NAME to the Toronto Declaratio...

World Health Organization VIRAL HEPATITIS Resolution passes

Read the unanimous UN/WHO resolution in full here: http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB134/B134_R18-en.pdf From IP-Watch article: "The resolution asks states to consider using the flexibilities endorsed in the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) to promote access to specific pharmaceutical products. The director general is also asked to provide necessary technical support to countries, in