A set of nine user-friendly print and electronic hepatitis C resources is now available from the BC Centre for Disease Control to help people affected by the condition and community services providers. The materials explain how to get tested, answer frequently asked questions, and provide information on how to prepare for treatment.
The materials were developed through the “Attendance for Hepatitis C Care” research project led by Dr Gail Butt. The project’s goal was to learn why people with hepatitis C delay, interrupt, or avoid care. Based on the issues identified, resources were created to address areas where more patient education was needed. A key issue is the need to increase detection and management of the disease by encouraging people to get tested and access follow-up care and treatment with antiviral therapy if necessary.
The project was supported by the BCCDC and the University of British Columbia and funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. To view the full list of Attendance for Hepatitis C Care project resources and place an order, visit www.bccdc.ca/dis-cond/a-z/_h/HepatitisC/overview/AttendanceHepC/Attendan....
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Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
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