North American Hepatitis C Epidemic Peaked Around 1950, 15 Years Earlier Than Previous Estimates

Results Support Routine HCV Testing for All People Born Between 1945 and 1964VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 31, 2016) - A study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, found the peak growth of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemic in North America among individuals born between 1945 and 1964 ("baby boomers") occurre

Hepatitis C in baby boomers unrelated to risky behaviour, researchers say

TORONTO -- Canadian researchers have determined the peak of the hepatitis C epidemic in North America occurred about 15 years earlier than previously believed, suggesting it wasn't youthful indiscretions that put baby boomers at a high risk for the disease.And that means, say researchers, that all those who belong to the post-Second World War generation should be screened for the potentially deadly infection, which can take up to 50 years to manifest sympt

‘Climbing for Carleen:’ Colorado Springs family makes mountain treks to raise awareness of hepatitis C

They were out for a day of training in the blustery, rugged, winter conditions. Although the pair didn't summit the fourteener because of high winds, they saw the trek as another chance to hone their mountaineering skills for a quest that they've been on since early 2014.The McGuffeys have been "Climbing for Carleen" to raise awareness for hepatitis C. Kendall's mother, Carleen McGuffey, was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. She and her family, which inc

Two National Health Organizations Sign HCV Manifesto!

The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) and the Canadian AIDS Treatment and Information Exchange (CATIE) have joined three other institutional signers of the HCV MANIFESTO!  The others are ANKORS  (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society), the BLOOM CLINIC of  the Bramalea Community Health Centre in the Region of Peel, Ontario, and of course HepCBC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society. We hope many other organizations (health organi