This webinar educates health care workers about hepatitis. It presents an overview of the liver and of hepatitis and its effects on the liver. It explains sources of hepatitis A, B, and C, and how each is transmitted, acute and chronic infections, prevention, symptoms, and treatment. The webinar discusses the epidemiology and characteristics of hepatitis in the United States, and delineates the role of the health care worker in treatment and prevention of Hepatitis A, B, and C.
This information sheet is an agenda for providers who are taking a two-day training program in which they learn to serve persons at high risk for viral hepatitis. This material lists the training objectives and provides training modules, including specific modules targeted for substance use programs. The training can be used in substance use settings, STD/public health settings, HIV/AIDS programs, and correctional settings, as well as used for providers from all four target settings.
This report discusses a study showing how available technology, expert training, and real-time feedback helped to ensure that patients treated for hepatitis C in local communities did as well as patients treated at a university-based medical center. Using videoconference or teleconference lines, community-based medical teams, including physicians and nurses, participated in weekly clinics with specialists, in which they collaborated on treatment plans using evidence-based treatment approaches.
This monograph presents guidelines that address issues specific to the use of antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected infants, children, and prepubertal adolescents. It includes information on the management of adverse events of antiretroviral drugs in children and details on pediatric data related to antiretroviral agents.
This pamphlet provides information on hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) and HIV coinfection. It discusses the liver, HCV and the effect of HCV on the liver, and explains HCV/HIV coinfection, the relationship between HCV and HIV, whether HIV can make HCV worse, the possibility of a mother transmitting HCV at birth, treatment options for people with HCV/HIV coinfection, side effects of HCV and HIV treatment medications, and the best way to prevent others from getting HCV.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Stepwise Approach for Detecting, Evaluating, and Treating Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection provides recommendations for the medical management of federal inmates with chronic hepatitis B, or who are otherwise at risk of infection. The treatment of chronic hepatitis B in pregnancy or with hepatocellular carcinoma is beyond the scope of this guideline. For a more in-depth discussion of vaccination strategies and management of blood and body fluid exposures, the reader should refer to the BOP Clinical Practice Guidelines for those topics.
This video discusses Hepatitis C treatment, and the side effects patients may experience. It advises patients to avoid alcohol because it may increase the risk of cirrhosis of the liver. The transcript of the video is included. This video can only be viewed with Windows Media Player version 10 or Real One Player.
This video contains general education on hepatitis A, B, and C in substance use disorder (SUD) programs. The transcript of the video is included. The video goes through hepatitis transmission and prevention.
This slide set discusses use of the Ryan White Care Act (RWCA) to provide treatment of hepatitis C coinfection in persons living with HIV. It presents an overview of viral hepatitis, the basics of hepatitis C compared with hepatitis A and B, acute and chronic infection, prevention, HCV treatment and side effects of treatment, treatment decisions,, barriers to treatment, and increasing access to treatment through the RWCA.