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HCSP Fact Sheet: The Medical Alphabet

This information sheet is to inform people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) what medical occupation abbreviations and acronyms mean, as well as information about HCV medical specialties.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Your Medical History

This information sheet provides ideas for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) on how to prepare for an appointment to maximize your time with a new health care professional.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Maximizing Your Medical Appointments

This information sheet provides 19 ideas for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) to maximize their doctor's appointments. Ideas include making a list of talking items beforehand, taking notes, bringing someone with you, asking a lot of questions, keeping an open mind, and describing symptoms clearly.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Medical Appointments

This information sheet provides a variety of tips in setting up medical appointments for people with hepatitis C virus (HCV).

HCSP Fact Sheet: An Overview of Extrahepatic Manifestations of Hepatitis C

This information sheet discusses extrahepatic manifestation, which means diseases or conditions that affect organs other than the liver when someone has hepatitis C virus (HCV). It explains how extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C can be found in the skin, eyes, joints, immune system, nervous system and kidneys. The fact sheet provides a list of these conditions and states that some of these conditions are more common and well-documented, while others are infrequent or their association with hepatitis C has not yet been proven.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Hepatitis A (HAV): What You Need to Know

This information sheet describes hepatitis A, a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is a picornavirus that enters the blood stream via the intestines. It explains that HAV is the most common type of viral hepatitis in the United States with an estimated 3,000 new infections annually. It discusses prevention, transmission, symptoms, treatment and the HAV vaccine.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Hepatitis C and U.S. Hispanics

This information sheet explains that the number of Hispanics with hepatitis C (2.6%) is higher than the number of people with hepatitis C in the general population (1.3%). It also states that hepatitis C disease progression has been shown to be faster in Hispanics than in non-Hispanic whites. The fact sheet describes treatment of hepatitis C, which has been found to be as effective in Hispanics as it is in other groups.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Hepatitis E (HEV)

This information sheet explains hepatitis E virus (HEV), which is mainly transmitted via a fecal-oral route due to contaminated water supplies, but other sources of infection have been identified. The fact sheet discusses transmission, prevention, symptoms, risk factors, and prevalence in the United States.