Patient Involvement in Per-SVR study Helping to Target Hep C Strategy

The hepatitis C epidemic disproportionately affects people who are marginalized and may face barriers to care, such as people who inject drugs. Baby boomers also have high rates of hep C.

Through its Per-SVR study (pronounced “persevere”) the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) is conducting research to determine thresholds of prevention methods, such as harm reduction and safer sexual practices, to prevent hep C reinfection among key populations.

This multi-year study is observing people who have been successfully treated for the virus with the latest generation of hep C drugs.