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The current status of the HCV epidemic in British Columbia and Canada

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Prevalence and incidence are two basic measures of disease frequency used to inform our response to the Hepatitis C (HCV) epidemic. Prevalence is the total number of people living with chronic HCV infection...

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Many people with hepatitis C do not receive care: Why?

An estimated 60,000 British Columbians are affected by hepatitis C. The disease has a heterogeneous presentation and a slow, unpredictable course that leads to serious liver disease and liver cancer.

Clinicians are unable...

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What is “Women-Centred Care”? Experiences and perspectives of women living with HIV.

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More and more women are living with HIV in Canada. This increasing proportion has evoked calls for women-centred services that are tailored to women's needs. In response, a team of researchers, clinicians,...

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A pilot study of text-message support for HIV-positive patients at the Oak Tree Clinic in Vancouver: WelTel HAART BC1

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WelTel is a non-governmental organization committed to providing evidence-based, patient-centred mobile health...

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Special Feature Series: Trauma Informed Care, Part 2 – Defining Trauma

I recently gave an HIV positive diagnosis to a woman in a correctional facility. She looked at me in disbelief and for a long moment she was gone, staring at the ceiling, no longer listening to what I had to say. She did not respond to...

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