Northern Health Provides More Funding To Address HIV And Hepatitis C

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Health has given an additional $180,000 to help address HIV and Hepatitis C in Northern B.C.

The money comes from a proposal request for a program for community partners and First Nations health organizations.

With this extra money, Northern Health has now made approximately $1.06 million available in 2016/2017 to help create more resources and support for those living with HIV and Hepatitis C. The goal is to achieve an Aids-free generation.

Northern Health is looking for proposals that will:

  • Prevent and reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis C transmission;
  • Demonstrate partnerships that will enable quick and easy to access testing; and
  • Assist people who are living with HIV or hepatitis C, including supports of those who choose to start and maintain treatment.

Funding has come from the Province’s STOP HIV initiative and is also being made available by Northern Health’s Chronic Diseases Program.

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