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Easy C Facts: The Immune System

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This information sheet discusses the immune system and how it reacts against hepatitis C virus (HCV). It explains the importance of the liver in the immune system and that most people infected with HCV will develop chronic HCV. It lists things that can be done to keep the immune system healthy.

HIV and AIDS Among African American Youth

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This information sheet discusses HIV/AIDS among African American youth in the United States. It explains that African American youth are severely affected by HIV. About 57 percent of new infections are among 13 to 29-year-old African American youths. The rate of infection among young black men is higher than that for any other race/ethnicity, and three quarters of the new infections are among young black gay/bisexual men. Also, young black women are far more affected by HIV than young women of other races.

Easy C Facts: The Liver

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This information sheet discusses the liver and its importance to the body. It describes how the liver acts as a filter for everything that an individual eats, drinks, or breathes in and how some things, such as alcohol, street drugs, and smoke, cause liver damage. It also explains that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause scarring to the liver and over a long period of time can cause the liver to not function properly. The information sheet provides tips to keep the liver healthy.

Easy C Facts: What Are Drug Interactions?

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This information sheet discusses drug interactions, specifically drug interactions with medications for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including interactions between drugs and herbal medications and drug-drug interactions. It also discusses food and drink interactions and overdosing.

Easy C Facts: What is Hepatitis A?

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis A virus (HAV). It explains how it is transmitted, its symptoms, and prevention, including getting the hepatitis A vaccination.

Easy C Facts: Whom Should I Tell?

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This information sheet discusses who to tell once diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV). It advises individuals to think carefully about disclosing the diagnosis. It emphasizes the importance of informing medical professionals of a diagnosis of HCV.

Easy C Facts: African Americans

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C virus (HCV) among African Americans. It notes that the rate of HCV among African Americans is double that of whites and that African Americans are more likely to be infected with a certain strain. It explains that there is successful treatment for HCV and advises individuals to discuss the need for treatment and types of treatment with their doctor.

Easy C Facts: HCV & Hepatitis B Coinfection

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection. It explains the complications and dangers to the liver if a person has both viruses and the need for treatment.

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