Advocacy News

  • National screening guidelines for hep C abandon baby boomers.

    April 26, 2017

    Once again, the largest group of people at risk for living with hepatitis C in Canada  – baby boomers – are excluded from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health (CTFPH)’s hepatitis C screening guideline recommendations. As a community-based, lived experience organization, we urge testing of all at-risk groups, including those born between 1945 – 1965 ...

  • Candidate Questionnaire – 2017 Provincial Election

    April 18, 2017

    All candidates running for office in this 2017 provincial election have been sent this questionnaire and background information.  Results from candidates and parties will be posted in blogs leading up to the election.   Our question:  Do you support PHCN’s 5 Point Plan to help eliminate hepatitis C from BC by 2030? Feel free to check ...

  • The PHCN’s News in Review Newsletter (06/04/17)

    April 6, 2017

    Welcome to the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN)‘s Hepatitis C News in Review Newsletter. This is where we review all of the major current issues and events around hepatitis C and hep C treatments. It is an email that includes links to our recent blog posts—including links to a blog post about the importance of ...

  • Hepatitis C Elimination is Possible and Essential

    April 6, 2017

    Twelve years ago a neonatal nurse adopted Kagen, a blonde haired blue-eyed baby boy. He’s now tall, sports a buzz cut, and likes playing Pokemon Go and visiting Build-A-Bear. With the desire to help people in rural Appalachia, Naomi became a registered nurse and had dreams of one day becoming a doctor. While working in the ...

  • Relapse, Recurrence, Null & Partial Response/rs: The Basics

    April 4, 2017

    In hepatitis C and hep C treatment there are three ‘R’s that are big, sad, and scary. They are the bringers of sadness that if doctors, friends, and communities could protect someone from, they would. The Three ‘R’s of Hepatitis C Treatment Recurrence When treatment has been successful but over time the person has been infected with the ...

  • Access to Hep C Treatment in Federal Institutions Webinar

    March 14, 2017

    Thursday, March 23rd at 11am PST,  join CTAC Policy Researcher Amanda Fletcher’s webinar to learn more about the prevalence of hepatitis C in Canada’s federal institutions.* Hepatitis C impacts between 250,000-300,000 Canadians, among whom at least 44% are undiagnosed and untreated. While the national hep C burden among Canadians is approximately 1%, the prevalence of hep ...

  • The PHCN’s News in Review Newsletter (13/03/17)

    March 13, 2017

    Welcome to the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN)‘s Hepatitis C News in Review Newsletter. This is where we review all of the major current issues and events around hepatitis C and hep C treatments. It is an email that includes links to our recent blog posts—including links to blog posts about the BC Ministry of ...

  • CROI 2017 by Lucinda K. Porter, RN

    March 11, 2017

    Lucinda K. Porter This is a collection of blog posts written by Lucinda K. Porter, RN, a hepatitis C writer who attended this year’s Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). The blog posts below highlight hepatitis C studies presented at the conference that stood out to her. Please scroll down and click on the blog tittles ...

  • CROI 2017 Hep C Highlights Part II

    March 4, 2017

    CROI 2017 The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), an annual preeminent HIV research meeting, was held in Seattle, Washington, February 13-16 this year. CROI gathers scientists researching epidemiology and biology of human retroviruses and associated diseases to discuss their findings. This blog post is a collection of HIV/HCV highlights that were presented at CROI 2017. ...

  • CROI 2017 Hep C Highlights Part I

    March 3, 2017

    CROI 2017 The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), an annual preeminent HIV research meeting, was held in Seattle, Washington, February 13-16 this year. CROI gathers scientists researching epidemiology and biology of human retroviruses and associated diseases to discuss their findings. This blog post is a collection of HIV/HCV highlights that were presented. Please scroll down ...