The Week in Review: July 20 – July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 News Recap: HEPCBC Expands Mandate to Cover Hepatitis B and other types of Viral Hepatitis. (July 27, 2018, Victoria, BC) The timing was auspicious. Tomorrow is World Hepatitis Day and today HepCBC is delighted to announce a new mandate which more broadly supports the World Hepatitis Alliance’s target of eliminating all forms of viral hepatitis from the world by 2030. NEW PURPOSES: HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Soc...

Opinion: Renew strategy to achieve a hepatitis C free future

Friday is World Hepatitis Day and we have much to celebrate. We have made great strides in our work toward eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030, but there are still critical areas where we can and must do more. Thousands of B.C. patients with hepatitis C have already been cured. There are patients who have been diagnosed and meet existing criteria and have cure rates approaching 100 per cent with minimal side effects for most. And starting next year, the B

Know Your Status — Get Tested

Know Your Status — Get Tested. That’s the message for those born between 1945 and 1975. Three out of four Canadians who have hepatitis C (HCV) fall within this age bracket. Del Grimstad is one of those, but has successfully treated the virus that mostly attacks the liver, but can also cross the brain barrier. “Which we’ve suspected for many years, but they finally got proof of it,” said Grimstad, a harm reduction worker at AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) w

Annual event spreads word on Hep C myths

WELLAND — Carrie Honsinger isn’t afraid to admit she had Hepatitis C. On World Hepatitis Day, July 28, Honsinger was present, sharing her story, at the Welland Market Square for the Niagara Health System Hepatitis C Care Clinic’s annual event promoting awareness of the virus that in Niagara is more prevalent than elsewhere in the province. “To this day I still have no idea how I contracted it,” said the 46-year-old mother of two who now volunteers with t

World Hepatitis Day 2015 Victoria, BC

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2015 in VICTORIA, BC CANADA - July 28, 2015 A number of local groups including AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), Vancouver Island Persons with AIDS Society (VIPWAS), SOLID, as well as HepCBC, commemorated this day with both an afternoon of speeches, a march to Parliament Building, and educational exhibits. In the evening, the Parliament Building was lit up in red and yellow for the first time, and there was an open microphone for people to

World Hepatitis Day Vancouver 2015

Photos from World Hepatitis Day, Vancouver 2015, held at Creekside Community Centre, near False Creek (Vancouver, BC, Canada)  Wild Moccasin's enthusiastic Metis dancer does a jig and soon thereafter gets the crowd a-jigging along with her!  Andrew Oldham, general mgr. and producer of Rolling Stones from 1963-1967, speaking of many in entertainment industry with hepatitis C - rolling out the Generation Hep Dot Com "B