Posts Tagged Island Health

VICTORIA TO MARK WORLD HEPATITIS DAY

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 VICTORIA TO MARK WORLD HEPATITIS DAY VICTORIA, BC — On Thursday, July 28th, Victorians will join millions of people around the world in observing World Hepatitis Day, an international event focused on raising awareness of viral hepatitis and advocating for change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment. Approximately 140,000 British Columbians suffer from chronic hepatitis B and C which scar the liver and can go undetected for years, even decades, before damage results […]

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Knowing Really is Better: Informed Consent and HIV Routine Testing

On October 1st, Island Health announced that HIV testing will be offered to all patients at the Port Alberni Hospital and will be expanded to other facilities on the island throughout the next year. Island Health Press Release: Knowing is Better: Routine HIV testing to be offered to all patients admitted to hospital in Port Alberni There is little doubt that increased testing benefits both individuals being tested and the community at large. Knowing ones status is not only beneficial […]

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Vancouver Island Persons Living With HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) 205 - 1120 Yates Street, Coast Salish Territories, Victoria, BC. V8V 3M9
Phone: 250.382.7927 | Fax: 250.382.3232 | Toll Free: 1.877.382.7927 | support@vpwas.org | www.vpwas.org |