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Have You Ever Injected Drugs? What You Need to Know About Hepatitis C

Current or past injection drug use puts you at high risk for hepatitis C infection. But there is good news for those who are infected: New treatments are available that cure most people—even injection drug users. This video provides important information on your risk for Hepatitis C, getting tested, and—if you're infected—getting cured.
Suggested Readings
Linked Resources

Patient Tool

Interactive patient education tool

Mobile-friendly tool to help patients learn more about hepatitis c

Clinical Practice Guideline

HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C.

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Last updated September 2021.

Simplified HCV Treatment Algorithm for Treatment-Naive Adults Without Cirrhosis

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). August 2020.

Simplified HCV Treatment Algorithm for Treatment-Naive Adults With Compensated Cirrhosis

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). August 2020.

Clinical Resources

A Guide to Comprehensive Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Hepatitis C Online Tools and Calculators: APRI.

Hepatitis C Online: University of Washington

Hepatitis C Online Tools and Calculators: FIB-4.

Hepatitis C Online: University of Washington

HEP Drug Interactions.

University of Liverpool.

National Harm Reduction Coalition.

PREP-C: Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation and Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment.

Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Rural Health Information Hub.

Action and Advocacy

Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI)

CHLPI advocates for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to improve the health of underserved populations. It has played a pivotal role in removing Medicaid restrictions on HCV treatment.

Hepatitis Education Project (HEP)

HEP provides support, education, advocacy, and direct services for people affected by hepatitis, and works to raise hepatitis awareness among patients, medical providers, and the general public.

National Hepatitis Corrections Network (NHCN)

NHCN, managed by HEP, supports a public health approach to hepatitis education, prevention, testing, and treatment in prisons and jails.

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) is a coalition working together to eliminate hepatitis B and C in the U.S. It offers practical online resources for practice management.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Locator Map

SAMHSA provides an interactive national map that facilitates identification of local resources and services for substance use and mental health disorders.

Patient Resources

The BodyPro — Project Inform

Project Inform promotes the development of effective HIV and HCV therapies; supports patients’ informed choices about their health; advocates for quality, affordable health care; and addresses medical strategies that prevent new infections.

Hepatitis C Information Center

The American Liver Foundation’s Hepatitis C Information Center website is a dedicated online information and resource center created in support of individuals impacted by HCV infection.

HepatitisC.net

HepatitisC.net is a website for people living with HCV that offers education, tools, and resources. Articles are written by people living with or cured of HCV, patient advocates, and medical providers.

Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Last reviewed April 2020.The CDC is a division within the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. This patient-directed website addresses basics across the HCV clinical continuum.

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