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Easy C: A Guide to HIV and Hep C Coinfection

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This guide is designed as a general guide to understanding and manage being infected with both hepatitis and HIV. Topics include testing, liver basics, transmission, symptoms, herbs, treatments, and staying healthy. The guide recommends that everyone with HIV get tested for hepatitis C.

A Guide to: Understanding Hepatitis C 2015

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This guide is designed to help patients understand and manage Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). The guide states that HCV is the leading reason for liver transplants in the U.S. The guide covers HCV transmission, disease progression, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options and considerations.

A Guide to HIV/HCV Coinfection

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This guide is designed to help patients understand and manage HIV/HCV coinfection. The guide states that infection of HCV is the most common coinfection in people with HIV, is categorized as an HIV-related opportunistic illness, and is now the leading cause of death in people with HIV. It also advices persons with HIV/HCV to consult a medical practitioner for diagnosis and treatment of HIV/HCV.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Your Medical History

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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: The Medical Alphabet

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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: Liver Diseases from A to W (Alagille to Wilson’s)

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This information sheet gives a brief description of various liver diseases that complicates the health of a person infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). It states that the symptoms for liver disease are almost the same regardless of the cause, but what varies is the severity and speed of which the liver deteriorates; in extreme life-threatening circumstances, liver transplantation is an option for most liver diseases. The fact sheet also says that cirrhosis (severe scarring of the liver) may be caused by any liver disease.

HCSP Fact Sheet: African Americans and Hepatitis C

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This information sheet states that there are clear differences in terms of chronicity, disease progression, and treatment response rates among different ethnic and racial groups with regard to hepatitis C virus (HCV), with the African American population the most pronounced. It says that African Americans are more likely to have been exposed to HCV and are less likely to resolve acute HCV infection compared to other racial/ethnic groups. The fact sheet gives information about HCV, disease progression, and treatment.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Alcohol and HCV

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This information sheet discusses why it is important to abstain from alcohol after being diagnosed with with hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially for patients undergoing antiviral therapy. It states that patients who drink during HCV treatment are less likely to clear the virus. The fact sheet gives tips to check for alcohol abuse and has a table with information on different types of liquor.

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