September 18, 2013
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Thanks for taking the time to read this E-blast. We have been hard at work updating our fact sheets, sorting out what are the most popular views and downloads, and various news stories about HBV and HCV.




1. We have recently updated many fact sheets—direct links to the updated fact sheets are below:

Easy Hepatitis C Facts Series

PDF Immune System
PDF Herbs
PDF Natural and Alternative Medicine
PDF Feeling Tired
PDF Sleep
PDF Help with Medicines (Patient Assistance)
PDF HCV Medicines
PDF Medication Guide

Hepatitis C Basics Series

PDF Liver Biopsy
PDF Tattoos
PDF Adherence
PDF New HCV Antivirals and Drug Resistance

HCSP Fact Sheet Series

PDF Finding a Hepatitis C Support Group
PDF Dispelling Myths about HCV
PDF HCV and Tattoos
PDF Adherence to HCV Therapy
PDF Patient Assistance Programs
PDF Side Effect Management: Injection Site Reactions
PDF Side Effect Management: Maintaining a Positive Attitude
PDF Side Effect Management: Rashes

and more.......


2. We have recently updated our Top Ten documents that were viewed on the HCV and HBV Advocate Websites – find out what others are reading regarding viral hepatitis.

HBV among the top ten are:

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

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

  • Treatment Side Effect Management
  • Hepatitis and Disability
  • September 2013 edition of the HCV Advocate newsletter
  • Pocket Guide
  • First Steps with HCV — for the Newly Diagnosed

among others.


3. Clinical Trials Postings: Updated—September 11, 2013
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 at the top and to see which drugs are in trials right now, where the trials are, and how to register for one.



Don’t forget that there is help as close as a phone call – the 877-HELP-4-HEP line (877-435-7443) is available 9:00am to 7:00pm Eastern Time.  For more information about the services they offer either call or visit their Website at  The helpline is run by The Support Partnership:  a group of non-profits working together to help people affected by hepatitis C. 


4. Top News (Blog) from the HCV Advocate News & Pipeline Blog includes: 

 and much, much more…..




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

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