This pamphlet is a general guide to hepatitis C, a virus that lives in blood and usually affects and damages the liver. Topics include testing, liver basics, transmission, symptoms, herbs, treatments, and staying healthy.
This information sheet explore some of the similarities and differences between HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV), including how long each virus lives outside of the body, disease progression, and treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.