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.
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 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 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 the immune system and how it reacts against hepatitis C virus (HCV). It explains the importance of the liver in the immune system and that most people infected with HCV will develop chronic HCV. It lists things that can be done to keep the immune system healthy.
This information sheet discusses what happens when 100 people are infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart demonstrates that out of 100 people with an initial HCV infection, 55-80 will develop chronic infection. Out of those, 10-20 people will develop serious liver disease, and out of those, 2-3 people will develop liver cancer.