La référence en hépatite C au Québec depuis 2003

Hepatitis B: Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the HBV (hepatitis B virus). The transmission of the HBV can happen during sexual contact (vaginal, anal or oral), through infected blood or other body fluids.

Most people infected won’t display any symptoms or will experience yellowing of the skin (jaundice) before they fully recover. Only 10% of the people infected will develop chronic hepatitis B that can over time lead to cirrhosis, cancer, and even death in some cases.

Treatments can be offered depending on the seriousness of the infection and its complications.


Hepatitis C: Rapid antibody test

On January 17, 2017, Health Canada approved the use and sale of a point-of-care antibody test for screening people for exposure to hepatitis C virus (HCV). The test is called the OraQuick HCV rapid antibody test and is manufactured by Orasure Technologies in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It will be distributed in Canada by KNS Canada. (more…)