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Viral Hepatitis

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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Statistics

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Viral hepatitis surveillance provides the opportunity to monitor disease trends in the United States and to evaluate the impact of prevention and control activities. CDC supports state and local health departments to collect viral hepatitis data. This information can help direct funding to those who need it the most.

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