World Hepatitis Day is July 28th. Read the selected articles from Gastroenterology & Hepatology for free until Sept 1!

World Hepatitis Day World Hepatitis Day is July 28th. Read the selected articles for free until Sept 1! Gastroenterology & Hepatology Hepatitis C Disease Burden in the United States in the Era of Oral Direct-Acting Antivirals Immunological aspects of antiviral therapy of chronic hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections Antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B viral infection in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis ...

Opinion: Can we eliminate hepatitis?

Daryl Luster Thursday is World Hepatitis Day, an occasion to celebrate the strides in treating and — lo and behold — curing those who suffer from hepatitis C. With advancements in therapies, not only are we curing the disease, global elimination is now possible. On May 28, close to 200 member countries of the World Health Organization, including Canada, made a historic pledge to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. If governments remain committed, we

Screen baby boomers to better protect Canadians from hep C, say Edmonton virologists

Alberta should look at spending $134 million on a hepatitis C screening and treatment program for the province’s baby boomers, most of whom are unaware they carry a heightened risk of infection, two leading medical scientists say. Internationally recognized virologists Dr. Michael Houghton and Dr. Lorne Tyrrell, both based at the University of Alberta, said the costs of such an initiative may seem high, but will be far worse if thousands of undiagnosed di

‘I thought my life was over’: World Hepatitis Day sparks awareness in Saskatoon

Saskatchewan has one of the highest rates of hepatitis C per capita in Canada World Hepatitis Day is on Thursday but residents in Saskatoon are looking to raise awareness all week. "I want people to know that they can get cured but they have to get tested," said hepatitis C survivor, Don Lesser. He was one of the participants at a testing fair for hepatitis C at the Friendship Inn on Tuesday. It was hosted by the Saskatchewan Infectious Disease Care N

Hep C: an unnecessary epidemic

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and it’s fitting to remind ourselves that Canadians’ lives are imperiled unnecessarily by hepatitis C — stemming from a lack of knowledge about the disease and from barriers to gaining access to treatment. New research recently published in the Lancet indicates that "viral hepatitis is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide." In Canada, an estimated 330,000-plus people have been infected by hepatitis C; that’s ...

Action Hepatitis Canada World Hepatitis Day 2016 Advocacy Toolkit

We have prepared social media tools to help you amplify our message this World Hepatitis Day. They can be found below or on our website in English and French. Please share with your communications coordinator. Thank you! World Hepatitis Day 2016 Advocacy Toolkit On Thursday, July 28th, Action Hepatitis Canada will join hundreds of organizations around the world in observing World Hepatitis Day. By taking part in World Hepatitis Day, you can help amp...