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.
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.
This information sheet provides information about pregnancy for women who have hepatitis C. It addresses situations for women considering pregnancy, women currently pregnant, and women who already have children.
This fact sheet provides information about the risks associated with tattooing and transmission of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially in prisons or on the streets. The sheet lists the proper procedures commercial tattoo parlors should use to clean equipment and take precautions not to transmit hepatitis.
This handbook is meant to help people work through the difficulty of being diagnosed with the hepatitis C (HCV) and turn that knowledge into ways to help people with HCV by starting a support group. It provides many practical ideas to consider while creating and maintaining a support group.
This fact sheet provides information about the progression of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from an acute infection to a chronic infection. It talks about symptoms, complications, fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver transplants, and treatments.