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IOM Report: A National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis B and C -- Pre Questions

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This internet file is a webinar that presents the Institute of Medicine report on hepatitis and liver cancer. It provides information on the epidemiology of viral hepatitis B and C, and suggests a solution in the national strategy for prevention and control of these diseases. The strategy includes four areas: improved surveillance, increased knowledge and awareness, immunization, and development and implementation of viral hepatitis services.

Living Well With Hepatitis C -- Pre-Questions

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This internet file is a webinar that presents information to help the healthcare worker empower clients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) to be more effective self advocates. It discusses chronic HCV infection, prevention, stigma and discrimination, medical visits, laboratory work, and chronic symptoms. It provides tips for managing symptoms, recommendations for patient support, how the patient can stay healthy including food safety, adequate fluid intake, proper nutrition, adequate sleep, stress management, physical fitness, and avoiding alcohol.

Viral Hepatitis and Persons Living with HIV - Pre Questions

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This internet file is a webinar that discusses viral hepatitis and persons living with HIV (PLWH). It presents the epidemiology of hepatitis and an overview of hepatitis A, B, and C, transmission and prevention facts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for Preventing Opportunistic Infections, 2009.

El Mantenimiento de la Salud en la Hepatitis Crónica

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This information sheet explains what an individual with chronic hepatitis can do to maintain good health. It recommends getting vaccines such as the annual flu vaccine, pneumonia vaccine, and hepatitis A or B vaccines, whichever is necessary; a healthy balanced diet, avoiding raw seafood and alcohol; limiting certain medications; and checking with one’s medical provider or pharmacist before taking herbal medicines.

Living with Hepatitis B

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This information sheet explains the liver infection, hepatitis B, what happens if an individual is infected, the tests needed to know if an individual has recovered or become chronically infected, how chronic infection is diagnosed, how to prevent spreading the disease to others, treatment for chronic hepatitis B, and how an individual with chronic hepatitis B can live a healthy lifestyle. It includes information on finding a liver specialist, and an online support group.

Fighting A Deadly Fungus: A New Strategy to Reduce Deaths Due to Cryptococcus

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This information sheet points out that the fungus Cryptococcus is the most common cause of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa, and is a leading cause of death among people with HIV. Although it is not possible to prevent the initial infection with Cryptococcus, screening for cryptococcal antigen can detect disease before meningitis develops so treatment can begin and prevent death. A rapid, point-of-care dipstick test is now available for use in screening.

Hepatitis B

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This information sheet lists the research discoveries of major accomplishments in the past, current, safe, and effective antiviral treatment status, and future expectations for the prevention and treatment of the disease of Hepatitis B, and conditions affecting the nation's health. The fact sheet also describes NIH policies and organizations in place to enhance public health safety and the public understanding of Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis C Medications: A Review and Update for Patients

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This internet file educates patients about hepatitis C treatment. It discusses the drugs approved for treatment of hepatitis C, why medications are used to treat the disease and how they are used, how likely it that the treatment will work, how the doctor monitors patients during treatment, side effects and how to cope with them, how patients can improve the chances of responding to treatment, why some patients take treatment and others do not, and where to get more information on the subject.

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