Tag: Programmes sur l’hépatite C pour les personnes qui consomment des drogues

Meeting people where they are is about much more than location: Delivering hepatitis C care and treatment to people who use drugs

Poverty, stigma and criminalization are chronic problems among people who use and inject drugs. But hepatitis C virus (HCV) is no longer such a problem, since it is usually cured by eight to 12 weeks of oral, direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). Delivering DAAs to people who use and inject drugs in the context of the chronic problems facing them is an opportunity to recognize and support the contribution of people with lived experience, and to build and strengthen systems and programs. These systems and programs must provide welcoming, respectful and safe spaces for people who use and inject drugs, as they...

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S’attaquer aux causes profondes de la crise des surdoses au Canada

Imaginez que 11 Canadiens soient empoisonnés chaque jour et que le taux de décès ne cesse de grimper chaque année. Imaginez que des hôpitaux partout au pays fassent face à une augmentation de 27 % des admissions pour traiter ces empoisonnements, et que les visites aux urgences grimpent de 73 % en Ontario seulement.

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Nothing for us, without us!

Despite the fact that harm reduction services and ideas are always started by people who use drugs, they are not always included in the design and delivery of these programs as they become more formalized, especially in healthcare settings and for medical issues related to drug use.

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Éliminer l’hépatite virale, c’est possible : Quatre leçons du Sommet mondial sur l’hépatite

par Melisa Dickie Alors que le nombre de décès liés à de nombreuses maladies transmissibles poursuit son déclin dans le monde, les décès causés par l’hépatite virale dépassent aujourd’hui ceux de toutes les maladies infectieuses, y compris le VIH/sida, le paludisme et la tuberculose. Les hépatites sont pourtant l’une des rares menaces à la santé mondiale pour lesquelles il existe des solutions faciles. Il existe des vaccins très efficaces contre les hépatites A et B; et des remèdes pour guérir de l’hépatite C. Ayant ces outils à notre disposition, pourquoi n’observons-nous pas d’impact sur l’épidémie?

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World Hepatitis Day: Finally something to celebrate?

By Annika Ollner Every year on July 28, we mark World Hepatitis Day with an event to educate, gather together, and also remember those we have lost from the hepatitis C community. This year, we should have much to celebrate: in early 2017, medications that had previously been unavailable were finally added to some formularies, including Ontario’s. This  means that people with certain types of hepatitis C who have been waiting years to access safe, effective medication will finally be able to start treatment and be cured. For many, being cured means avoiding potentially fatal outcomes like liver failure and...

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6 things you can do to show solidarity with people who use drugs and help end the opioid crisis

By Zoë Dodd & Alexander McClelland At the opening of the recent 25th Harm Reduction International Conference in Montreal, the Minister of Health Jane Philpott announced that more people have died in the overdose epidemic in the past few years than died during the height of the AIDS crisis in the late 80s and early 90s. In 2016, it is estimated that 2,300 people died of overdose—preventable deaths caused by the prohibition of drugs. In response to that sobering and sad announcement, we wrote an article asking for people engaged in the response to HIV to show support and solidarity...

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