Methods Purposive sampling was used to recruit and interview 25 women.
Using narrative inquiry, we examined Canadian women’s experience of hepatitis C virus diagnosis.
Co-hosted by: Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Location: Sheraton Ottawa Hotel, 150 Albert Street, Ottawa ON Date: May 12th, 2016 Time: pm – pm Location: The 519 Church Street Community Centre Date: May 18 are partnering on the National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign having agreed upon a mutual desire to work together to recognize the diversity and rights of Aboriginal Peoples regardless of residency, including the rights of Aboriginal Peoples to access and benefit from hepatitis C (HCV) prevention education and awareness, as well as related care, treatment and support to maintain a quality of life in a culturally appropriate manner.
In that spirit, these partners are working together to launch the National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign and month long activities will be held during the month of May.
Poor health, poverty, low education, limited housing, high unemployment, and sanitation problems are important factors that promote the spread of hepatitis C infections among Aboriginal peoples.
Factors that increase the risk of hepatitis C infections include the regular use of injection drugs and involvement in other high-risk activities at an early age.
In an attempt to reduce the spread of hepatitis C, professionals at a Montreal medical clinic are working to reach at-risk people directly on the street, and are also paying visits to around 40 organizations that help homeless individuals.Those with a negative test followed by a positive test were considered seroconverters or new infections.Of 1,132,855 individuals tested for HCV, 64,634 (5.8 %) were positive and an additional 3092 cases tested positive elsewhere for a total of 67,726.Four major cities, Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver and Winnipeg have been identified to carry out these activities.Hepatitis C is a major concern amongst Aboriginal people in Canada.Your access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.