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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: 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.

HCSP Fact Sheet: A Simple Guide to Reading an Abstract

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This information sheet focuses on tips for reading and understanding an abstract, which can be very challenging for most people. It states that there are usually seven pieces to an abstract, then breaks them down and gives hints on how to understand them. It includes a copy of an abstract to illustrate how to go through each section. The fact sheet is geared toward people with hepatitis.

HCSP Fact Sheet: HCV & Native American Peoples

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This information sheet discusses the prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) in the Native American population, which is believed to be higher than in the general population. It states that there have been very few research papers on Native Americans and hepatitis C and provides some basic statistics and discusses risk factors. It concludes more studies need to take place to understand the true prevalence in this population.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Hepatitis E (HEV)

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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.

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

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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.

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