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Nutrition Education and Counseling

Hepatitis C: Coping with Hepatitis C: Diet and Nutrition

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This information sheet describes good nutrition as being of great importance to a person with hepatitis C. It provides guidelines for healthy eating and drinking. It advises the following: Do not drink alcohol, avoid crash diets and/or binges, educate yourself about nutrition, eat a variety of foods, and drink plenty of water. It discusses overcoming barriers to eating well.

Hepatitis Patient Education Wallet Cards

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This set of 10 different two-sided wallet cards provides useful tips on ways hepatitis patients can take care of their health. Cards include: Ways You Can Get Hepatitis C; Ways You Can't Get Hepatitis C; If You Have Hepatitis C, DO; If You Have Hepatitis C, DON'T; If You Need to Cut Down or Stop/Hepatitis C and Alcohol; Diet and Medication Tips; Exercise Makes a Difference; Tips for Good Sleep; Hepatitis A Virus; and Hepatitis B Virus.

HCSP Training Manual

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This training manual is meant to accompany an HCV Training Workshop, that is an intensive one-day and/or 1/2 day workshop that will provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to educate others about hepatitis C. The sections of the manual are available in different pdf files and need to be downloaded separately from the attached url.

A Guide to HIV/HCV Coinfection

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This guide is designed to help patients understand and manage HIV/HCV coinfection. The guide states that infection of HCV is the most common coinfection in people with HIV, is categorized as an HIV-related opportunistic illness, and is now the leading cause of death in people with HIV. It also advices persons with HIV/HCV to consult a medical practitioner for diagnosis and treatment of HIV/HCV.

A Guide to: Understanding Hepatitis C 2015

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This guide is designed to help patients understand and manage Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). The guide states that HCV is the leading reason for liver transplants in the U.S. The guide covers HCV transmission, disease progression, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options and considerations.

Easy C: A Guide to HIV and Hep C Coinfection

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This guide is designed as a general guide to understanding and manage being infected with both hepatitis and HIV. Topics include testing, liver basics, transmission, symptoms, herbs, treatments, and staying healthy. The guide recommends that everyone with HIV get tested for hepatitis C.

Easy C Guide to Depression

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This pamphlet is a guide is about depression and hepatitis C—what the symptoms are and what steps can be taken to help with depression. The guide states that some people may be ashamed to have depression but should remember that depression is a medical condition that is treatable. Topics include symptoms, mood swings, getting help, herbs, how exercise, balance, sleep, less stress, and keeping a positive attitude help depression.

Easy C: A Guide to Hepatitis C

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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.

Nutrition and HIV/AIDS: Evidence, Gaps, and Priority Actions

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This brief discusses the effect of nutrition on the immune system of people with HIV. The pamphlet explains how HIV infection increases energy requirements; how deficiencies in vitamins and minerals may contribute to disease progression; and how antiretroviral therapy may improve nutrition, but may also affect metabolism. It discusses the effect of HIV on children’s nutrition and how feeding practices affect infants. Also discussed are interactions between livelihoods, food security, and HIV/AIDS, such as food insecurity leading to high-risk behaviors that could increase exposure to HIV/AIDS.

Health Maintenance in Chronic Hepatitis

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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.

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