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Hepatitis C: Liver Biopsy

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This information sheet discusses the liver biopsy. It explains a liver biopsy; the risks involved; how a liver biopsy can help, particularly for people with Hepatitis C; how it is done; and what happens after the liver biopsy is done. It also discusses when one should not have a liver biopsy. The information sheet specially emphasizes that a person who takes medicine for hepatitis C might need to have more than one liver biopsy.

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.

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.

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 Guides: Hepatitis C: Support Group Handbook

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This handbook is meant to help people work through the difficulty of being diagnosed with the hepatitis C (HCV) and turn that knowledge into ways to help people with HCV by starting a support group. It provides many practical ideas to consider while creating and maintaining a support group.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Overview of HCV Disease Progression

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This fact sheet provides information about the progression of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from an acute infection to a chronic infection. It talks about symptoms, complications, fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver transplants, and treatments.

Hepatitis C: Clinical Trials and Hepatitis C Treatment

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This information sheet explains how to get treatment through a clinical trial for the hepatitis C virus. It explains how clinical trials work and what the different types of clinical trials are. It discusses informed consent, cost, how to find clinical trials, and the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial.

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