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HCSP Fact Sheet: HCV & Tattoos

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This fact sheet provides information about the risks associated with tattooing and transmission of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially in prisons or on the streets. The sheet lists the proper procedures commercial tattoo parlors should use to clean equipment and take precautions not to transmit hepatitis.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Being a Positive Mother

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This information sheet provides information about pregnancy for women who have hepatitis C. It addresses situations for women considering pregnancy, women currently pregnant, and women who already have children.

Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients

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The purpose of this pamphlet is to let patients know what they can do to keep their livers healthy. It contains information about liver health lab tests, the virus and how it is spread, hepatitis A and B, sex and hepatitis C, and hepatitis C treatment. The guide also includes some useful resources for patients.

Hepatitis C: If You Have Hepatitis C Infection

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C, a viral infection that affects the liver. It is estimated that almost 4 million Americans are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The information sheet describes the symptoms, modes of transmission and prevention, and explains how to avoid damage to the liver, such as getting vaccinated against other hepatitis viruses and getting tested to see if there has been liver damage, discussing treatment with the doctor, and getting involved with organizations or support groups for hepatitis C treatments.

Entrenamiento Para Trabajadores y Educadores de la Hepatitis C: Manual Para Entrenadores

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This monograph is an instruction guide by the Harm Reduction Coalition’s Hepatitis C Harm Reduction Project, a New York City Council-funded technical assistance project initiated in late 2003. The training consists of basic concepts about outreach work, peer education, and hepatitis C. The 3-session program was designed to help syringe exchange peers integrate hepatitis C into their work with current and former drug users. The goal of each session is to provide a basic understanding of each subject covered.

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.

Hepatitis C: Telling People You Have Hepatitis C

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C, a viral infection that affects the liver. It answers the questions, why should one disclose a diagnosis of hepatitis C, who should be told and when, and what sorts of things to say. It also states where to get more information on hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C: Coping with Hepatitis C: Alternative Treatments

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This information sheet urges people with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) who want to try alternative treatments to follow these guidelines. Patients are encouraged to: check with their doctor first; see an expert; and beware of false promises. Talk to people who have been to an alternative treatment expert in the past to be sure the expert has a good reputation, licenses, and certificates. False promises, such as certain herbal remedies, supplements, certain vitamins, or "natural" medicines, can be very dangerous for people with HCV because they may hurt the liver.


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