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Welcome to HCSP Fact Sheet Web page. The three different types of fact sheets are geared towards different audiences depending on their need or requirement for information. The Fact Sheets range from short, easy to understand, but relevant information to the more technical aspects of hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C

Easy Hepatitis C Facts (English)
Easy Hepatitis C Facts (Spanish)


FDA Package Inserts


Harm Reduction

Hepatitis C Basics (English)

HCSP Factsheet Series (English)
HCSP Factsheet Series (Spanish)

HCSP Guides

HCSP Training Manual

HIV & HCV Coinfection

Easy Hepatitis C Facts Series

General Information about Hepatitis C
PDF 100 People Infected with Hepatitis C
PDF Immune System
PDF The Liver
PDF What Are Drug Interactions?
PDF What Is Hepatitis A?
PDF What Is Hepatitis C?
PDF Whom Should I Tell?

HCV Populations
PDF African Americans
PDF HBV-HCV Coinfection
PDF Gay Men, Sex & HCV
PDF HIV-HCV Coinfection
PDF Latinos
PDF Methadone and Hepatitis C
PDF HCV and Transgender People

Hepatitis C Tests
PDF ALT Test (alanine aminotransferase)
PDF Antibody Test
PDF Genotype Tests
PDF Liver Biopsy
PDF Liver Biopsy
PDF Viral Load

Natural and Alternative Medicine
PDF Herbs
PDF Natural and Alternative Medicine

Staying Healthy
PDF Alcohol and HCV
PDF Diabetes
PDF Diet and Hepatitis C
PDF Top 10 Healthy Habits
PDF Hepatitis Vaccines
PDF Vibrio
PDF What Is Steatosis?

PDF Feeling Tired
PDF What Is Cirrhosis?
PDF Sleep

PDF Hygiene Items and HCV
PDF Mother-to-Child Transmission
PDF Needle Exchange
PDF Piercing and HCV
PDF Preventing HCV in IDU's
PDF Prevention of HCV
PDF Sex and Hep C
PDF Tattoos and HCV
PDF Hepatitis & Tattoos Website

PDF Help with Medicines (Patient Assistance)
PDF HCV Medicines
PDF Important Info about HCV Inhibitors (PI's)
PDF Incivek (telaprevir)
PDF Incivek (telaprevir): Rash Warning
PDF Managing Side Effects
PDF Medication Guide
PDF Methadone and HCV Treatment
PDF New Hep C Medicines
PDF Olysio (Simeprevir)
PDF Ribavirin Warning!
PDF Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir): Genotype 1 Triple Therapy
PDF Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir): Genotype 2 & 3
PDF Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir): Genotype 4 Triple Therapy
PDF Victrelis (boceprevir)
PDF What about Treatment?

Hepatitis C Basics

General Information
PDF An Introduction to the Liver
PDF Getting Benefits Under Social Security with HCV (Hepatitis C)
PDF Hepatitis C: The Basics
PDF Hepatitis C Disclosure
PDF Living with Hepatitis C: Managing Common Symptoms
PDF Testing Positive for Hep C: Now What?

HCV Diagnostic Tools
PDF Grading & Staging a Liver Biopsy
PDF HCV Viral Load Tests
PDF Liver Biopsy
PDF Liver Biopsy 
PDF Reading a Lab Report

HCV Disease Progression
PDF Fatty Liver
PDF What Is Fibrosis / Cirrhosis?

HCV Transmission/Prevention
PDF Mother-to-Child Transmission
PDF Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C
PDF Tattoos
PDF Hepatitis & Tattoos Website

HCV Treatment
PDF Adherence
PDF How to Evaluate a Clinical Trial
PDF New HCV Antivirals and Drug Resistance

HCSP Factsheet Series

PDF A Simple Guide to Reading an Abstract
PDF Advocates and Activists Needed!

PDF Alcohol and HCV
PDF Tips for Staying Alcohol-Free at Social Events

Being an Effective Healthcare Consumer
PDF Calling your Medical Provider
PDF Choosing a Medical Provider
PDF Getting Organized for the Health of It
PDF Maximizing Your Medical Appointments
PDF The Medical Alphabet
PDF Medical Appointments
PDF Medication Guidelines
PDF Tips for Lowering Prescription Drug Costs
PDF Your Medical History

Extrahepatic Manifestations of HCV
PDF Extrahepatic Manifestations (overview)
PDF Cryoglobulinemia
PDF Essential Cryoglobulinemic Vasculitis
PDF Fibromyalgia
PDF Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis
PDF Lichen Planus
PDF Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)
PDF Peripheral Neuropathy (PN)
PDF Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT)
PDF Pruritus (Itching)
PDF Raynaud's Phenomenon
PDF Sjögren’s (Show grins) Syndrome
PDF Skin Conditions

PDF Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
PDF Vitiligo
PDF Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

General Information
PDF Hepatitis A (HAV): What You Need to Know
PDF Hepatitis B (HBV)
PDF Hepatitis E (HEV)
PDF Iron Overload
PDF Liver Diseases from A to W (Alagille to Wilson's)
PDF Similarities and Differences between HIV and HCV

HCV Benefits and Disability Issues
PDF American with Disabilities Act Updated April 2014
PDF Completing Social Security and Insurance Questionnaires Updated April 2014
PDF Getting Disability Benefits Updated April 2014
PDF Life Insurance 101: The Basics Updated April 2014

Hepatitis C and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
PDF Overview
PDF CAM Information & Finding a Practitioner
PDF HCV & CAM: Dietary Supplements to Avoid
PDF Complementary and Alternative Medicine Resources
PDF Dietary Substances and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
PDF Herbal Dietary Supplements Glossary Updated April 2014
PDF Herbs and Dietary Supplements: Making Safer and Wiser Choices
PDF Herbs and Hepatitis C
PDF Self-Help Acupressure for Hepatitis C

HCV Diagnostic Tools
PDF An Overview of HCV Diagnostic Tests
PDF Fibroscan
PDF HCV Antibody Tests
PDF HCV Genotype, Subtype and Quasispecies
HCV Lifecycle
PDF HCV Viral Load Tests
PDF Liver Biopsy
PDF Liver Biopsy
PDF Non-Invasive Markers of Liver Fibrosis
PDF OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test
PDF Reading a Lab Report: A Basic Primer

HCV Disease Progression
PDF Cirrhosis
PDF Fibrosis
PDF Steatosis
PDF Liver Transplantation
PDF Symptoms and Complications of Cirrhosis

rugs in Development
PDF Genotype 2 and 3
PDF Phase 3 Genotype 1 — DAA plus PEG/RBV

HCV Education and Support
PDF How to Tell Children They Have Hepatitis
PDF Finding a Hepatitis C Support Group
PDF A Brief History of HCV
PDF Hepatitis C and the Workplace: A Guide for Employers and Coworkers
PDF Hepatitis C: Disclosure
PDF Dispelling HCV Myths
PDF Testing Positive — Now What?
PDF Top 11 Counseling Messages

HCV and Mental Health
PDF Overview of Depression
PDF Depression: Self-Help Tips
PDF HCV and Depression
PDF Managing Depression
PDF Medical Treatment for Depression
PDF Mental Health Resources

HCV Populations
PDF African Americans and HCV
PDF Bleeding Disorders
PDF HCV & Native American Peoples
PDF Hepatitis C and Latinos

HCV-Related Complications
PDF HCV and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

HCV Transmission and Prevention
PDF Are You at Risk for Getting Hepatitis C?
PDF Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Transmission
PDF Gay Men and Hepatitis C Poster (8 1/2 x 11)
PDF HCV Transmission and Prevention Overview
PDF How Long Does HCV Live on Surfaces and in Syringes?
PDF Mother-to-Child Transmission of Hepatitis C
PDF Occupational Exposure to Hepatitis C
PDF Preventing HCV and Transmission in Personal Care Settings
PDF Sexual Transmission of HCV
PDF HCV and Tattoos
PDF Hepatitis & Tattoos Website

HCV Treatment: General Information
PDF Adherence to HCV Therapy
PDF Patient Assistance Programs Updated April 2014
PDF Predictors of HCV Treatment Response
PDF Prescription Drugs: Off-Label Use
PDF Pregnancy Categories
PDF Reporting Drug Side Effects
PDF Treatment Response Terms

HCV Treatment: FDA-Approved Medications
PDF Genotype 1: Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) Triple Therapy
PDF Genotypes 2 & 3: Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) Plus Ribavirin
PDF Incivek (Telaprevir)
PDF Incivek (Telaprevir): 20 Grams of Fat
PDF Interferon, Ribavirin and HCV Inhibitors
PDF Olysio (Simeprevir)
PDF Victrelis (boceprevir)

HCV Treatment: FDA-Approved Package Inserts
PDF Incivek (telaprevir) FDA Package Insert
PDF Incivek (telaprevir) FDA Package Insert Update Oct 29, 2013
PDF Infergen FDA Package Insert
PDF Olysio (Simeprevir)
PDF OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test
PDF Pegasys plus Copegus FDA Package Insert
PDF PegIntron plus Rebetol FDA Package Insert
PDF Rebetol (ribavirin) FDA Package Insert
PDF Ribasphere (ribavirin) FDA Package Insert
PDF Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir)
PDF Victrelis (boceprevir) FDA Package Insert

HCV Treatment – Side Effect Management
PDF Managing Side Effects of HCV Treatment
PDF Side Effect Management: Anal Itching and Other Anorectal Complaints
PDF Side Effect Management: Anxiety, Mania, and Depression
PDF Side Effect Management: Dental Hygiene
PDF Side Effect Management: Depression
PDF Side Effect Management: Depression—For Family and Friends
PDF Side Effect Management: Dizziness and Lightheadedness
PDF Side Effect Management: Diarrhea
PDF Side Effect Management: Hair Loss
PDF Side Effect Management: Headaches
PDF Side Effect Management: Hemolytic Anemia
PDF Side Effect Management: Injection Site Reactions
PDF Side Effect Management: Maintaining a Positive Attitude
PDF Side Effect Management: Mouth Sores
PDF Side Effect Management: Nausea
PDF Side Effect Management: Neutropenia
PDF Side Effect Management: Rashes
PDF Side Effect Management: Taste Changes
PDF Side Effect Management: Water
PDF Side Effect Management: Weight Loss

HCV Wellness
PDF Brain Fog
PDF Encouraging Words for Difficult Times
PDF Flu Shots
PDF Hand Washing: A Primer
PDF Immunizations for Adults
PDF Influenza
PDF Managing Common Symptoms
PDF Meditation
PDF Memory Improvement
PDF Nutrition and Hepatitis C
PDF Sleep
PDF Facts and Fiction about Smoking
PDF Rewards and Affirmations for Quitting Smoking
PDF Smoking Cessation Resources
PDF Tips for Quitting Smoking
PDF Stress Reduction
PDF Vibrio Vulnificus

HCV and Women
PDF Women and HCV: Overview
PDF Women and Herbal Supplements
PDF Being a Positive Mother
PDF Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding
PDF Reproduction Issues During Treatment
PDF Transmission of HCV
PDF The Cosmetic Side Effects of HCV Treatment
PDF HCV Treatment

The Liver
PDF Acetaminophen and Your Liver
PDF Alcohol and the Liver
PDF An Introduction to the Liver
PDF Stress and the Liver

HCSP Guides

Basic Information
PDF Easy C - A Guide to Understanding Hepatitis C

PDF A Guide to Understanding Hepatitis C: 2014

PDF Easy C - A Guide to HIV and Hep C Coinfection

PDF A Guide to HIV/HCV and Hep C Coinfection

PDF Easy C Guide to Depression


General Topic Specific Guides
PDF Making Sense of Hepatitis C Research and Medical Literature

PDF A Guide to the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

PDF Aging and HCV: An HCSP Guide

PDF Final Steps with HCV: An HCSP Guide on Death and Dying

PDF For Family and Friends: Caring for Someone with Hepatitis C

PDF Stigma and Hepatitis C

PDF Women and Hepatitis C: An HCSP Guide


HCV and Work-Related Issues
PDF A Guide to HCV Disclosure

PDF A Guide to Hepatitis and Disability


HCV-Related Complications
PDF A Guide to Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance in People with HCV


Managing HCV
PDF A Guide to Healthy Living with HCV

PDF A Guide to Understanding and Managing Fatigue Updated April 2014

PDF Coping with Depression and Hepatitis C


Newly Diagnosed
PDF First Steps with HCV for the Newly Diagnosed


Treatment Issues
PDF A Guide to Hepatitis C: Making Treatment Decisions Updated April 2014

PDF A Guide to Hepatitis C: Preparing for Treatment

PDF A Guide to Hepatitis C: Treatment Side Effect Management

PDF After HCV Treatment: An HCSP Guide

PDF HCV Negative: A Guide for Healthy Living without HCV

PDF HCV Treatment: A Guide to Help You Stay on Treatment

PDF Next Steps: When HCV Treatment Isn't Working


PDF An Update on Treatment of Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: 2011 Practice Guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

PDF AASLD-ISDA Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C 2014


See Also:
Everything You Need to Know about Hepatitis C

Living Positively, Being Well

Training Manual
PDF Section I: Introduction

PDF Section II: The Liver

PDF Section III: An Introduction to the Hepatitis A, B, D, E and G Alphabet

PDF Section IV: HCV Transmission and Prevention

PDF Section V: Diagnosing HCV

PDF Section VI: HCV Symptoms and Progression

PDF Section VII: General HCV Management


PDF Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis C

PDF FAQ: Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C

PDF FAQ: What Is a Liver Biopsy?

HCV and Harm Reduction
PDF Harm Reduction: An Overview of Harm Reduction

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