SFU Health Sciences professor Zabrina Brumme led the study with researchers from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, SFU, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), as well as Saskatchewan physician-researchers
Read the full article, http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2018/07/hiv-strains-mutating-in-saskatchewan.html
Public Health Agency of Canada has released updated national estimates of, and Canada’s progress towards, meeting the HIV 90-90-90 targets. More information, including a summary for download, can be found here
“The updated Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver guideline takes an important step in continuing the fight against HCV in Canada, expanding screening indications to the baby boomer cohort and recommending curative therapy to all individuals affected by HCV.”
Read the article at http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/hepatitis-c-testing-recommended-for-canadians-born-between-1945-and-1975
SIDCN in collaboration with AIDS Saskatoon(601) celebrated World Hepatitis Day on Friday July 28, 2017. This year we have focused on the elimination of viral Hepatitis alongside the global #NoHep movement. We are also putting out the message that Hep C can be cured and that everyone, especially Generation Hep (people born between 1945 and 1975) should be tested, as it could save a person from liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and even liver cancer. Elimination of Hepatitis is possible through education for prevention(http://www.catie.ca), vaccination and treatment for cure.
Here is an infographics from World Health Organization, on the global gap in viral hepatitis care versus the commitment signed by Canada, along with 193 member States, to eliminate viral Hepatitis by 2030.
Unfortunately signing the global commitment is not enough. Canada needs a national action plan towards this commitment and here is why as presented by Action Hepatitis Canada.