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Hepatitis C Team

Our Hep C Team was created in response to an urgent need for more programs and services focused on active intervention in disease management in relation to the increased diagnosis of people infected with Hepatitis C.

The Hep C Team provides programs and services to people affected by Hep C of all ages and stages of the virus (at-risk, pre-treatment, on-treatment and post-treatment). Our programs and services can be accessed throughout the Central East LHIN (Durham, Peterborough, and the 4 Counties). Programs and services include: screening, treatment, fibroscan clinics, counseling, support groups, community outreach, harm reduction strategies and education. See our calendar for program locations, dates and times.

What is Hep C?

Hepatitis is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus that attacks the liver. Many people who become infected with hepatitis C never feel sick and recover completely. Others get a brief, acute illness with fatigue and loss of appetite and their skin and eyes turn yellow (a condition called “jaundice”). If your body is not able to fight off the virus, you may develop chronic hepatitis which can lead to cirrhosis (liver scarring), liver failure and even liver cancer. Chronic hepatitis C is a “silent” disease because often no symptoms appear until your liver is severely damaged.

 

 

 

For more information about Hep C or to speak with a member of the Hep C Team...

Call toll free at 1-855-808-6242 Press 4, then 5

Social Worker , Roisin McIlwee   rmcilwee@ochc.ca

Outreach Worker,  Adam Kelly       akelly@ochc.ca

Coordinator email:   TDiMartino@ochc.ca

Treatment Nurse, Kelly O’Neill koneill@ochc.ca

Outreach Worker, Brigitte Upshaw bupshaw@ochc.ca

Or click the below links for valuable information about Hep C

POSITIVE CARE http://www.centraleasthealthline.ca

PETERBOROUGH AIDS RESEARCH NETWORK http://www.parn.ca

CATIE www.catie.ca

HEALTH CANADA http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/dc-ma/hep-eng.php

OATC http://www.oatc.ca/clinic/oshawa/

JOHN HOWARD DURHAM https://jhsdurham.on.ca/

AIDS COMMITTEE OF DURHAM REGION http://www.aidsdurham.com

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