HCV, HIV, & Substance Abuse – PLFV Chilliwack Conference

Chilliwack Hep C Conference by Positive Living Fraser Valley Feb. 17, 2017 was exciting and full of good info. Highlights for Hepcbc Hepatitis C Education-Prevention's attendee: (1) Dr.JOHN FARLEY stressing to healthcare workers the importance of testing EVERYONE for hepatitis B (HBV) before starting them on DAAs (new hep C treatments). You can have HBV and not know it, and it can become activated during DAA treatment. People are unexpectedly dying of

Strategies to address reimbursement restrictions for Hep C treatment: Lessons from Australia

Event Date: Monday February 6th 3-4:30pm EST Presented by: CATIE, CanHep C and The Kirby Institute Register here In Canada, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C treatments are costly, so provinces and territories limit access to patients based on fibrosis stage and other criteria such as HIV coinfection.  How can we move beyond this approach and achieve a model of access for all? This webinar, taking place February 6th, 3:00 p.m. ET, by...

HepCBC Info Booth — 55+ Lifestyle Show Vancouver 2016

HepCBC Info Booth — 55+ Lifestyle Show Vancouver 2016: September 22, 2016 This year the 55+ Lifestyle Show was held at the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition).  We had a large corner to show why Baby Boomers should get tested for HCV. It was great to talk to the people who stopped by to ask, "Why does it say Born between 1945 and 1975?" (actually our posters say 1945-1965, though researchers say this should actually be 1945 - 1975 in Canada.) Our new pamphl

Chinese Health Fair, Burnaby 2016

HepCBC's booth at the Chinese Health Fair — at Bonsor Recreation Complex, Burnaby BC, September 18, 2016. POINT-OF-CARE oral HCV tests and FIBROSCANS were offered in CHINESE or ENGLISH to visitors at HepCBC's hepatitis C Info Booth this year through our cooperation with the Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre! We brought 3 wonderful volunteer interpreters, pamphlets, and 3 people who have been cured. VIDC brought Dr. Brian Conway plus 3 great staff, 8...

What We Do

Some of the Things We Do: Offer personal support (face-to-face, phone, email) Prison Outreach: Toll-free line: 1-844-268-2118 Publish pamphlets wherever we see a gap (Ex: Baby Boomers and Patient Rights) Distribute pamphlets and pamphlet holders in your local doctors’ offices, clinics, labs, immigrant and ethnic associations, Friendship Centres, etc. Educate the public: After more than 20 years nonstop, we recently transitioned from publ...