January 21, 2014
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In this week's Eblast message, we have links to a lot of important information about hepatitis C and B. We have also updated our Support Group Handbook with the latest information so that people who are thinking about starting a support group will have the tools to start and maintain an effective support group.

Best Regards,



1. Top Ten: Check out the Top Ten documents that were viewed on the HCV and HBV Advocate Websites – find out what others are reading regarding viral hepatitis.

HCV —HCV's top ten include English and Spanish Fact Sheets and Guides:

  • A Guide to Hepatitis C 2014
  • Hepatitis and Disability
  • January 2014 edition of the HCV Advocate newsletter
  • Understanding HCV: A Patient Pocket Guide
  • HCV Diagnostic Tools: HCV Viral Load Tests
  • First Steps with HCV — for the Newly Diagnosed

and more.....

HBV —Among the top ten are:

  • How to Interpret Hepatitis B Antibody & Viral Tests
  • What Is HBV DNA and How Is It Measured?
  • How to Interpret and Understand Liver Tests
  • and for those newly diagnosed—HBV: Testing Positive for Hepatitis B, Now What?

2. Hepatitis C Support Group HandbookThis comprehensive handbook will give you all the information you need to start or maintain a support group.


3. HCV Advocate News & Pipeline Blog!
Be sure to check out the latest clinical trial postings at the HCV Advocate News & Pipeline Blog. Just click on the links to the Drug Companies below the banner to see which drugs are in trials right now, where the trials are, and how to register for one.



4. Need Help?!
Call 877-HELP-4-HEP line (877-435-7443). The helpline is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm Eastern Time.



 and much, much more…..




Alan Franciscus
Executive Director, Hepatitis C Support Project
Editor-in-Chief, HCV Advocate www.hcvadvocate.org
Editor-in-Chief, HBV Advocate www.hbvadvocate.org

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