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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.

Even If You Feel Healthy, You Could Still Have Hepatitis C

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This poster says that even if a person feels healthy and has no symptoms, he/she can still have hepatitis C. It says that everyone born between 1945-1965 should get tested for HCV, because if left untreated, it can lead to cancer. This poster is also available in a larger size (24 x 36 in.) at http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/media/posters.htm.

The ABCs of Hepatitis

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This information sheet presents facts about viral hepatitis in tabular format. It discusses hepatitis A, B, and C. It lists statistics; routes of transmission; persons at risk; incubation period; symptoms of acute infection; the likelihood of symptomatic acute infection; the potential for chronic infection; the severity; serologic tests for acute and chronic infection; screening recommendations for chronic infection; treatment; vaccination recommendations and schedule, if any; and testing recommendations.

Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C

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This pamphlet discusses hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) for the newly-diagnosed patient. It explains the disease including acute and chronic infection, its symptoms, effect on the liver, treatment including the two oral medications cleared by the Federal Drug Administration for patients with hepatitis C genotype 1, preventing transmission to others, treatment outcomes and complications of chronic HCV, and the outlook for people with chronic HCV. It includes a list of questions for the patient to ask his/her healthcare provider and a list of resources.

UFO: A Model HCV Prevention Intervention for Young Adult IDU

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This webinar presents an intervention to show young adult injecting drug users how to prevent being infected by the hepatitis C virus. There is a follow-up questionnaire and the participant receives a printable certificate of completion.

Hepatitis C: Por Que los Baby Boomers Deben Hacerse un Analisis

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This information sheet discusses why baby boomers should get tested for Hepatitis C. It states that baby boomers are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C due to contaminated blood and blood products before widespread screening in 1992 or from injecting drugs. The information sheet discusses testing, symptoms, long term effects, and treatment of hepatitis C. This information sheet is also available in B&W at: http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Media/PDFs/FactSheet-Boomers-BW_sp.pdf.

Hepatitis C: Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested

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This information sheet discusses why baby boomers should get tested for Hepatitis C. It states that baby boomers are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C due to contaminated blood and blood products before widespread screening in 1992 or from injecting drugs. The information sheet discusses testing, symptoms, long term effects, and treatment of hepatitis C. This information sheet is also available in B&W at: http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Media/PDFs/FactSheet-Boomers-BW.pdf.

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