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HCSP Fact Sheet: The Medical Alphabet

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This information sheet is to inform people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) what medical occupation abbreviations and acronyms mean, as well as information about HCV medical specialties.

Hepatitis A: General Information

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This information sheet provides general information about hepatitis A. It explains the disease; provides statistics on hepatitis occurrence in the United States; and discusses at-risk persons, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. It promotes the usage of vaccine as the best method of preventing the disease and lists persons who should get vaccinated against hepatitis A.

One in Twenty

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This video details how common hepatitis B is and the dangers associated with it. It says that one in twenty people have been exposed to hepatitis B and that most people don't know they have it. The video also says that hepatitis B is the 3rd most common cause of death from cancer in males, and the 7th most common in females. It also describes the history of the Hepatitis B Foundation and how the organization is working to finding a cure, improving the lives of those living with hepatitis B, and eliminating the disease.

Centerforce Peer Education: Hepatitis 1 Hour Presentation Package

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This information kit contains materials for a 1-hour presentation to educate incarcerated persons about hepatitis. The presentation is designed to be used by fellow inmates who have been trained in general about hepatitis, peer health education, and cultural competency. The presentation explains hepatitis, its effects on a person’s health, transmission, prevention, and how to identify and reduce risk behaviors associated with hepatitis in incarcerated settings.

Millions of People Have Hepatitis Most Don't Know It [US Map]

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This poster states that many people are unaware of their hepatitis infection. The illustration is in the shape of a United States map with small thumbnail pictures of different people. It advises individuals to talk to their doctor and get tested.

Hoja de Datos de la Hepatitis C

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C. It explains the purpose of the liver, the seriousness of hepatitis C, its transmission, symptoms, why an individual needs to be tested for hepatitis C, what blood tests are used to diagnose the disease, what happens if an individual tests positive, prevention, and sources of more information.

Update on the Management and Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Recommendations from the Department of Veterans Affairs Hepatitis C Resource Center Program and the National Hepatitis C Program Office

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This journal article is a practice guideline that provides recommendations summarizing the growing literature and current best practices of chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) treatment, including treatment in difficult-to-treat populations. These recommendations are based on an extensive review of published data, national consensus recommendations, and input from thought leaders involved in HCV care and treatment.

HCSP Fact Sheet: African Americans and Hepatitis C

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This information sheet states that there are clear differences in terms of chronicity, disease progression, and treatment response rates among different ethnic and racial groups with regard to hepatitis C virus (HCV), with the African American population the most pronounced. It says that African Americans are more likely to have been exposed to HCV and are less likely to resolve acute HCV infection compared to other racial/ethnic groups. The fact sheet gives information about HCV, disease progression, and treatment.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Alcohol and HCV

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This information sheet discusses why it is important to abstain from alcohol after being diagnosed with with hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially for patients undergoing antiviral therapy. It states that patients who drink during HCV treatment are less likely to clear the virus. The fact sheet gives tips to check for alcohol abuse and has a table with information on different types of liquor.

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