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HCSP Fact Sheet: Hepatitis C and U.S. Hispanics

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This information sheet explains that the number of Hispanics with hepatitis C (2.6%) is higher than the number of people with hepatitis C in the general population (1.3%). It also states that hepatitis C disease progression has been shown to be faster in Hispanics than in non-Hispanic whites. The fact sheet describes treatment of hepatitis C, which has been found to be as effective in Hispanics as it is in other groups.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Hepatitis E (HEV)

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This information sheet explains hepatitis E virus (HEV), which is mainly transmitted via a fecal-oral route due to contaminated water supplies, but other sources of infection have been identified. The fact sheet discusses transmission, prevention, symptoms, risk factors, and prevalence in the United States.

HCSP Fact Sheet: HCV & Native American Peoples

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This information sheet discusses the prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) in the Native American population, which is believed to be higher than in the general population. It states that there have been very few research papers on Native Americans and hepatitis C and provides some basic statistics and discusses risk factors. It concludes more studies need to take place to understand the true prevalence in this population.

HCSP Fact Sheet: A Simple Guide to Reading an Abstract

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This information sheet focuses on tips for reading and understanding an abstract, which can be very challenging for most people. It states that there are usually seven pieces to an abstract, then breaks them down and gives hints on how to understand them. It includes a copy of an abstract to illustrate how to go through each section. The fact sheet is geared toward people with hepatitis.

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.

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.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in Pediatrics/Adolescents

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This poster was developed from a variety of resources and includes management of exposures, study findings related to exposure, important discussion points when assessing the exposed individual, recommended antiretroviral (ARV) regimens for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of HIV, ARV adverse effects, hepatitis B PEP, and hepatitis C post-exposure management.

Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV/AIDS

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This poster summarizes the guidelines for prevention and treatment of selected opportunistic infections (OIs). It contains a table with available dosage forms and food requirements of drugs and discusses the most common OIs.

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