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Living well with Hepatitis C virus infection

Provides information for people living with hepatitis C on how to prevent its spread and how to stay as healthy as possible.

Published: 2003
The reproductive care of women living with hepatitis C infection  
http://www.sogc.org/guidelines/public/96E-CPG-October2000.pdf

Provides accurate, current information to those offering reproductive care to women living with HCV. Also intended to raise awareness of HCV in both the medical and general populations. LInk requires PDF reader.

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Published: 2000
Hepatitis C in pregnancy  
http://www.cps.ca/caringforkids/pregnancy&babies/HepC.htm

Outlines the ways in which a child can become infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), including the risk of HCV transmission from an infected mother to her child.

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Published: 1997
"Nothing about us without us": greater, meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs: a public health, ethical, and hu

Explains why people who use illegal drugs must be meaningfully involved in Canada’s response to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), and injection drug use, and the benefits of greater involvement.

Published: 2005
"Nothing about us without us": greater, meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs: a public health, ethical, and hu  
http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=1314

Examines why it is important to increase meaningful involvement of people who use illegal drugs in the response to HIV and hepatitis C (HCV), and how this can be done.

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Published: 2005
HIV and HCV transmission: guidelines for assessing risk: a resource for educators, counsellors and health care providers  
http://www.cdnaids.ca/web/repguide.nsf/24157c30539cee20852566360044448c/bf682de4cf7b55d285256ecb00558c53/$FILE/HIVHCV%20Transmission%20Guidelines%20English.pdf

Offers a framework for judging the levels of risk of HIV transmission through various activities, summarizes the implications of the current medical and scientific evidence on HIV transmission, and discusses risk reduction strategies and psychosocial factors which may affect a person's ability to adopt them. These guidelines are intended for educators, counsellors, health care providers and others who provide information and support about safer sex, substance abuse and HIV transmission in various community settings.

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Published: 2004
Mediums to reach injection drug using populations: a discussion paper  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/hepatitis_c/pdf/careDiscMediums.pdf
Presents a synthesis of information on mediums to reach the injection drug using (IDU) population compiled from the published literature, as well as from discussions with national/international organizations working with this population. Indicates that the focus of most research in this area has been on assessing the effectiveness of prevention and harm reduction initiatives in changing risky behaviours, particularly in relation to HIV and not the more easily blood-to-blood transmissible hepatitis C virus (HCV). Identifies the challenge of reaching a target population, the exact number and location on the social margins of which is difficult to establish reliably. Explains briefly the various strategies employed -- professional outreach, peer outreach (demonstratedly effective) and mass media communication -- and their success in reaching segments of the IDU population. Examines these 'ways and means' of reaching those most at risk of contracting the hepatitis C virus, the people who inject or who are at risk of injecting drugs. Emphasises the mediums to access these populations and not the effectiveness of strategies in changing risky behaviour. Also available in French under the title: Moyens de joindre les utilisateurs de drogues injectables : document de travail. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Profile of hepatitis C and injection drug use in Canada: a discussion paper  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/hepatitis_c/pdf/careDiscCanada.pdf
Summarises available information regarding the prevalence of heptatis C virus (HCV) infection and injection drug use (IDU) in Canada, demographic characteristics of those in Canada who inject drugs, and the identification of high-risk behaviours. Intended to raise awareness and understanding of HCV infection among IDU populations in Canada and thereby provide direction for future initiatives and programming in efforts to reduce the spread of hepatitis C in this country. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Sex differences in injecting practices and hepatitis C: a systematic review of the literature  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/04vol30/dr3014ea.html
Assesses the influence of gender on drug users' injection initiation, sharing behaviour, and cleaning/disinfecting behaviour. Argues for the development of gender-sensitive education and prevention programs. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Hepatitis C in Canada: analysis of community- and national-level initiatives: environmental scan - October 1999 to February 2000
Determines the activities and initiatives being undertaken prior to the 1999/2000 inception of the Hepatitis C Prevention, Support and Research Program (HCPSRP), so that it can be used as a benchmark in the overall evaluation of the HCPSRP. Contains the results for data collection at two levels: (1) Community-level projects/initiatives, and (2) National-level organizations. Published in French under the title: L'hépatite C au Canada : analyse des initiatives communautaires et nationales : analyse de la conjoncture - octobre 1999 à février 2000 : résumé.
Published: 2000