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Easy C Facts: African Americans

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C virus (HCV) among African Americans. It notes that the rate of HCV among African Americans is double that of whites and that African Americans are more likely to be infected with a certain strain. It explains that there is successful treatment for HCV and advises individuals to discuss the need for treatment and types of treatment with their doctor.

Easy C Facts: Whom Should I Tell?

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This information sheet discusses who to tell once diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV). It advises individuals to think carefully about disclosing the diagnosis. It emphasizes the importance of informing medical professionals of a diagnosis of HCV.

Easy C Facts: What is Hepatitis A?

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis A virus (HAV). It explains how it is transmitted, its symptoms, and prevention, including getting the hepatitis A vaccination.

Easy C Facts: What Are Drug Interactions?

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This information sheet discusses drug interactions, specifically drug interactions with medications for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including interactions between drugs and herbal medications and drug-drug interactions. It also discusses food and drink interactions and overdosing.

Easy C Facts: The Liver

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This information sheet discusses the liver and its importance to the body. It describes how the liver acts as a filter for everything that an individual eats, drinks, or breathes in and how some things, such as alcohol, street drugs, and smoke, cause liver damage. It also explains that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause scarring to the liver and over a long period of time can cause the liver to not function properly. The information sheet provides tips to keep the liver healthy.

Gonorrea: Hoja Informativa de los CDC

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This information sheet discusses gonorrhea, a common STD that can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. Topics include transmission, prevention, risk, symptoms, testing and treatment. The sheet also discusses complications if the disease is left untreated and its effect on a pregnant woman and her baby.

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