December 21, 2011
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The staff of HCV Advocate would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday and a healthy 2012.

There are many updates to the HCV and HBV Websites that we thought you might be interested in including:

HCV Drug Pipeline: Updated December 19: Click here
We have once again updated our Drug Pipeline with current information and a somewhat new format to hopefully make it easier to navigate.

HCSP HCV Training Schedule for 2012: Click here
This is the new schedule for our very popular HCV training program. This schedule keeps growing so check back often.

Practical Tips When Applying for Disability: Click here
In this month's Benefits Column, Jacques passes along some important information you should know if you are thinking of or planning to apply for disability.

New HepC Video: Kelly Z Talks with Kenny Neal about Hepatitis C: Click here
Kenny Neal is a well-respected blues musician from New Orleans who talks with Kelly Zirbes about his advocacy with HCV and his personal battle with hepatitis C.

Oraquick HCV Rapid Antibody Test Instructions & Package Insert: Click here
The Food and Drug Administration has finally approved the CLIA waiver for the HCV OraQuick antibody test – for more information about these tests read the package instructions and inserts. This is a game changer that will hopefully increase the number of people who get tested for hepatitis C.

Check out the top ten downloads for HCV and HBV – you might be surprised what others are reading about:

Top 10 HCV Downloads of the Month (English & Spanish):
Updated December 19: Click here

Top 10 HBV Downloads of the Month:
Updated December 19: Click here

Book Review - Rescue Ink: Abusers are Losers: Click here
It's that time of year when we all want to hear about good deeds and I recently reviewed a book about abused animals and the tattooed motorcycle dudes that rescue them for our hepatitistattoos blog. If you decide to pick up this book I guarantee that you will feel warm and fuzzy afterwards!

We have also updated some of our HBV and HCV fact sheets with the latest information:

HCV Factsheets:

Easy C's
  • Hepatitis C Tests
  • Symptoms
  • Transmission/Prevention

Hepatitis C Basics
  • General Information
  • HCV Diagnostic Tools

HCSP Factsheet Series
  • HCV Diagnostic Tools
  • HCV Treatment: FDA-Approved Package Inserts

Click here


HBV Factsheets:

Easy B's
  • Transmission/Prevention

Hepatitis B Basics

HCSP Fact Series
  • General Information
  • Diagnostic Tests
  • HBV Treatment

Click here


HBV and HCV Blog: Read about the latest and greatest in the news






Alan Franciscus
Executive Director, Hepatitis C Support Project
Editor-in-Chief, HCV Advocate
Editor-in-Chief, HBV Advocate


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