By Sofia Bartlett, Julia Santana Parrilla and Amrit Tiwana
People who experience criminalization have the highest rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Canada. Even though HCV can now be cured within 8-12 weeks using tablets with almost no side-effects, and testing for HCV has increased substantially in recent years, treatment remains inaccessible to many. From unstable housing to stigma, and poverty to the “digital divide” widened during COVID-19, people experience many barriers to HCV care.
Visit the HomelessHub website for the full new blog post.