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It is the second hepatitis C drug the province has approved this year under the Ontario Drug Benefit exceptional access program.
Earlier,the province agreed to pay for the drug Harvoni, which has a similar high cure rate for hepatitis C.
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It also lists a sharp rise in the prevalence of STIs, including a doubling in syphilis infections between 20 to 5,700 cases nationwide.
In 2014 there were also 3,200 new cases of HIV, bringing the overall number to 84,000 in Germany.
“Almost three quarters of those who are HIV positive are men who engage in homosexual sex," the report says.
In 2014 there were also 2,300 new cases of Hepatitis B and 5,800 cases of Hepatitis C.
These individuals may ultimately progress to advanced liver disease and/or hepatocellular cancer.
Updated references have been provided throughout the Guidance. New direct-acting oral agents capable of curing hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been approved for use in the United States.
The initial direct-acting agents were approved in 2011, and many more oral drugs are expected to be approved in the next few years.
The government also warned of increased danger from gonorrhoea and chlamydia infections, due to the fact that many strains of these diseases are becoming resistant to antibiotics.
“Everyone is vulnerable to being infected with a sexually transmitted disease.
Both drugs cost in the $50,000 to $60,000 range, or more, which, until the province approved them, meant they were out of reach to most patients.