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HCSP Fact Sheet: Choosing a Medical Provider

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This information sheet gives tips to help hepatitis patients find a new doctor or other medical professional. It provides tips on what to say on the phone and how to research the doctor's background.

Easy C Facts: The Immune System

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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.

Easy C Facts: If 100 People Were Infected with Hepatitis C

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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.

Easy C Facts: Gay Men, Sex & HCV

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among gay men. It explains that HCV is not easily transmitted through sexual contact, but that men who have sex with men, especially those infected with HIV, have a higher rate of contracting it this way. The information sheet suggests that people with HIV should be tested for HCV and reminds individuals of ways to prevent HCV.

Easy C Facts: HCV & Hepatitis B Coinfection

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection. It explains the complications and dangers to the liver if a person has both viruses and the need for treatment.

Easy C Facts: African Americans

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C virus (HCV) among African Americans. It notes that the rate of HCV among African Americans is double that of whites and that African Americans are more likely to be infected with a certain strain. It explains that there is successful treatment for HCV and advises individuals to discuss the need for treatment and types of treatment with their doctor.

Easy C Facts: Whom Should I Tell?

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This information sheet discusses who to tell once diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV). It advises individuals to think carefully about disclosing the diagnosis. It emphasizes the importance of informing medical professionals of a diagnosis of HCV.

Easy C Facts: What is Hepatitis C?

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C virus (HCV). It explains how it is transmitted, its effect on the liver, symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

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