Background information on HIV, hepatitis C and STIs in Canada, including basic information, statistics (epidemiology), provincial and national strategies to address HIV, hepatitis C and STIs, and social determinants of health.
CATIE strengthens Canada’s response to HIV and hepatitis C by bridging research and practice. We connect healthcare and community-based service providers with the latest science, and promote good practices for prevention and treatment programs.
Hepatitis C transmission
Hepatitis C transmission occurs when the virus in the blood of a person with hepatitis C gets into the bloodstream of another person. In Canada, hepatitis C is most commonly passed by sharing drug use equipment.