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Hepatitis C Information & Fact Sheets

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 C Facts (English)
Easy C Facts (Spanish)

FAQ's

Harm Reduction

Hepatitis C Basics (English)

HCSP Fact Sheet Series (English)
HCSP Fact Sheet Series (Spanish)

HCSP Guides

HCSP Training Manual

HIV & HCV Coinfection

Hepatitis C Around the World


Easy 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 HCV & Hepatitis B Coinfection
PDF Gay Men, Sex & HCV
PDF HIV & HCV Coinfection
PDF Latinos
PDF Methadone and HCV
PDF HCV and Transgender People

Hepatitis C Tests
PDF Hepatitis C Antibody Test
PDF Liver Biopsy
PDF Liver Biopsy
PDF Viral Load Test
PDF What Is ALT? (alanine aminotransferase)
PDF What Is an HCV Genotype

Natural and Alternative Medicine
PDF Herbs & Vitamins
PDF Natural and Alternative Medicine

Staying Healthy
PDF Alcohol and HCV
PDF Diabetes
PDF Diet and Hepatitis C
PDF Hepatitis Vaccines
PDF Top 10 Healthy Habits
PDF Vibrio("Vib Ree O")
PDF What Is Steatosis?

Symptoms
PDF Feeling Tired
PDF Sleep
PDF What Is Cirrhosis?

Transmission/Prevention
PDF HCV Prevention
PDF Hygiene Items and HCV
PDF Manicure-Pedicure
PDF Mother-to-Child Transmission
PDF Needle Exchange
PDF Piercings and HCV
PDF Preventing HCV in IDU's
PDF Sex and Hep C
PDF Tattoos and HCV
PDF Hepatitis & Tattoos Website
PDF Tattoos: Don't Get More Than Just a Tattoo

Hepatitis C Basics

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

HCV Diagnostic Tools
PDF Liver Biopsy: Grading & Staging
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 HCV & Tattoos
PDF Hepatitis & Tattoos Website
PDF Mother-to-Child Transmission
PDF Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C


HCSP Fact Sheet Series

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

Alcohol
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 Liver Diseases from A to W (Alagille to Wilson's)
PDF Similarities and Differences between HIV and HCV
PDF What Is Iron Overload?

HCV Benefits and Disability Issues
PDF ACA: Special Enrollment Periods
PDF American with Disabilities Act: What It Does and Doesn't Do
PDF Completing Social Security and Insurance Questionnaires
PDF Getting Disability Benefits under Social Security
PDF Life Insurance 101: The Basics

Hepatitis C and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
PDF CAM: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Overview)
PDF CAM Information & Finding a Practitioner
PDF Complementary and Alternative Medicine Resources
PDF Dietary Substances and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
PDF Dietary Supplements to Avoid
PDF Herbal Dietary Supplements Glossary
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, Quasispecies and Subtype
October 2014
PDF
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 (Step-by-Step Instructions)
PDF Reading a Lab Report: A Basic Primer

HCV Disease Progression
PDF Acute HCV
PDF Liver Transplantation
PDF Steatosis
PDF Symptoms and Complications of Cirrhosis
PDF What Is Cirrhosis?
PDF What Is Fibrosis?

HCV Education and Support
PDF A Brief History of HCV
PDF Dispelling HCV Myths
PDF Finding a Hepatitis C Support Group
PDF HCV and Work-Related Issues: A Guide for Employers and Coworkers
PDF Hepatitis C: Disclosure
PDF How to Tell Children They Have Hepatitis C
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 HCV and Mental Health Resources
PDF Managing Depression
PDF Medical Treatment for Depression

HCV Populations
PDF African Americans and HCV
PDF Bleeding Disorders & Hepatitis C
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 Hepatitis C?
PDF Environmental Stability of HCV: How Long Does HCV Live on Surfaces and in Syringes?
PDF Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis C: Sexual Transmission of HCV
PDF Gay Men and Hepatitis C Poster (8 1/2 x 11)
PDF HCV & Tattoos
PDF Hepatitis & Tattoos Website
PDF Mother-to-Child Transmission
PDF Occupational Exposure to Hepatitis C
PDF Personal Care Settings
PDF Sexual Transmission of HCV
PDF Transmission and Prevention of HCV Overview

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 Being a Positive Mother
PDF The Cosmetic Side Effects of HCV Treatment
PDF Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding
PDF Reproduction Issues During Treatment
PDF Supplements Commonly Used by Women
PDF Transmission
PDF Treatment

Hepatitis C Around the World
PDF Hepatitis C in Egypt October 2014

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 Hepatitis C

PDF A Guide to Understanding Hepatitis C: HCV 2014 October 2014

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

PDF A Guide to HIV/HCV Coinfection

PDF Easy C Guide to Depression

 

General Topic Specific Guides
PDF A Guide to Aging and Hepatitis C

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

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

PDF Making Sense of Hepatitis C Research and Medical Literature

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 Coping with Depression and Hepatitis C
PDF A Guide to Healthy Living with HCV

PDF A Guide to Understanding and Managing Fatigue

 

Newly Diagnosed
PDF First Steps with HCV for the Newly Diagnosed

 

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



FAQ's

PDF Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis C: General Information

PDF Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis C: Sexual Transmission of HCV

PDF Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis C: Liver Biopsy


HCV and Harm Reduction
PDF Overview of Harm Reduction


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