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Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease

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Educational Resources

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Patient Handouts (Brochures, Booklets, Fact Sheets, Wallet Cards)

ABCs of Hepatitis (2018)

This 1-page handout is a guide to the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A, B, and C.

Available:PDF(43K)
Not available in print.
ABCs of Hepatitis

Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease: A Guide for Patients (2020)

Printable guide on Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease.

Available:PDFAlcohol-Associated Liver Disease: A Guide for Patients (615K)
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Ascites Fact Sheet (2018)

A 2-page overview for patients of the signs, symptoms, management, and treatment of ascites and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.

Available:PDF(658KB)
Ascites Fact Sheet

Cirrhosis Fact Sheet (2019)

This 2-page overview for patients explains the symptoms of cirrhosis and includes a checklist on what to do to protect your liver.

Available:PDF(1MB)
Cirrhosis Fact Sheet

Cirrhosis: A Patient's Guide (2019)

An 11-page handbook that explains basic facts about the liver and the liver disease cirrhosis, answers questions about common complications of cirrhosis, gives important information about the most serious emergencies in cirrhosis, and offers tips for keeping the liver healthy.

Available:
English language
PDF(752KB)
Cirrhosis: A Patient's Guide

Direct-Acting Antivirals: Side Effects Management Handouts (2021)

Patient handouts featuring tips for coping with common side effects of hepatitis C treatment.

Available:PDF Vosevi ® (Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir/Voxilaprevir) (348K)
PDF Acid-Reducing Medications: Interactions with Harvoni ® and Epclusa ® (477K)
PDF Mavyret TM (734K)
PDF Epclusa ® (108K)
PDF Epclusa ® + Ribavirin (113K)
PDF Zepatier TM (171K)
PDF Zepatier TM + Ribavirin (173K)
PDF Harvoni ® (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) (348K)
PDF Harvoni ® (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) + Ribavirin (1.2M)
HCV Treatment Side Effects

Direct-Acting Antivirals: Taking Your Hepatitis C Therapy (2018)

One-page printable handouts for providers to give to patients who are taking hepatitis C drugs, with tips on how and when to take the medications and what to do if a dose is missed.

Available:PDF Vosevi ® (554K)
PDF Mavyret TM (1,397K)
PDFRibavirin(339K)
PDF Epclusa ® (365K)
PDF Zepatier TM (365K)
PDF Harvoni ® (749K)
Vosevi handout

Drinking Diary and Change Plan (revised September 2015)

Wallet card for patients to record their alcohol use over a 4-week period as a way to monitor and reduce their drinking behavior.

Available:PDF(90K)
Drinking Diary Card and Change Plan Template

FAQs about Sustained Virologic Response to Treatment for Hepatitis C (July 2020)

Questions and answers for patients who have successfully completed treatment for hepatitis C.

Available:PDF(312K)
FAQs about Sustained Virologic Response to Treatment for Hepatitis C

Hepatic Encephalopathy Fact Sheet (2018)

A 2-page overview for patients, describing the triggers, diagnosis, symptoms, and management of hepatic encephalopathy.

Available:PDF(757KB)
Hepatic Encephalopathy Fact Sheet

Hepatitis A Fact Sheet (2019)

Printable fact sheet on hepatitis A.

Available:PDFHepatitis A Facts for Veterans (412K)
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Hepatitis B Fact Sheet (2022)

Printable fact sheet on hepatitis B.

Available:PDFHepatitis B Facts for Veterans (557K)
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Hepatitis C and Alcohol Use (March 2017)

This patient handout highlights the dangers of heavy alcohol use for individuals with hepatitis C, illustrating the risks for developing cirrhosis.

Available:PDF(405KB)
Hepatitis C and Alcohol Use

Hepatitis C Fact Sheets (2020)

Printable fact sheets on hepatitis C and hepatitis C testing.

Available:PDFHepatitis C Information for Veterans (665K)
PDFHepatitis C Testing Information for Veterans (599K)
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Hepatitis C Medications: A Review and Update for Patients (2020)

An overview of hepatitis C treatment, including information on the most recently approved drugs.

Available:Online
Hepatitis C Medications

Hepatitis C Prevention (2019)

A 2-page printable handout that answers frequently asked questions about hepatitis C prevention.

Available:PDF(292KB)
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HIV and Hepatitis C Coinfection (2020)

A 2-page printable handout that answers frequently asked questions about living with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time.

Available:PDF(345KB)
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Infectious Disease Screening and Vaccination (2019)

A 2-page overview for patients with key things to know about screening and vaccination for infectious diseases including hepatitis A (HAV), hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

Available:PDF(6K)
Not available in print.
Infectious Disease Screening and Vaccination handout

Liver Cancer Information for Patients

A 1-page fact sheet and 70-page guide to help patients understand the basic facts about liver cancer and care options. For printing the booklet, set print settings to fit to page.

Available:PDFLiver Cancer Fact Sheet (2017)(297K)
PDFLiver Cancer Patient Guide (2015)(6.9MB)
Liver Cancer Patient Guide

Keeping Your Liver Healthy (2021)

Fact sheet with information about keeping your liver healthy.

Available:PDFKeeping Your Liver Healthy (181K)
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National Liver Transplant Guide (2019)

Patient transplant guide designed to be a reference and to help answer questions about the evaluation, transplantation, and post-transplant period.

Available:Online
PDF(735KB)
National Liver Transplant Guide

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (2021)

A 1-page printable handout that answers frequently asked questions about non-alcoholic fatty liver.

Available:PDF(31KB)
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Patient Guide (2019)

A comprehensive patient guide for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Available:PDF(484KB)
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Taking Your Hepatitis B Therapy (2018)

Printable fact sheets on taking medications for treating hepatitis B virus.

Available:PDFEntecavir (518K)
PDFTenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (Tenofovir DF) (737K)
PDFTenofovir Alafenamide (Tenofovir AF) (551K)
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What to Expect Before Your Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus (2020)

This 2-page printable handout provides patients with an overview of what to expect before, during and after treatment for hepatitis C. Optional treatment tracking chart included.

Available:PDF(557KB)
What to Expect Before Your Treatment for HCV

Patient Education (Videos)

Alcohol and Liver Disease (2020)

This 4-minute video provides information about alcohol and liver disease.

Available:Online
Alcohol video

Hepatitis C Success Stories

Veterans share their stories of getting tested and treated for hepatitis C, and cured.

Available:Online

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (2020)

This 1-minute video features a Veteran talking about NAFLD.

Available:Online
NAFLD video

Provider Resources (Posters, Pocketcards, Fact Sheets)

After the Initial Diagnosis of HBsAg+: Overview of Next Steps (2019)

A 2-page printable guide for health care providers listing steps to take after diagnosing a patient with hepatitis B.

Available:PDF(272K)
Next steps after diagnosis of HBV

After the Initial Diagnosis of HCV: Overview of Next Steps (2022)

A 1-page printable guide for health care providers listing steps to take after diagnosing a patient with hepatitis C.

Available:PDF(272K)
Next steps after diagnosis of HCV

Audit-C (1990)

A 3-item version of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) to identify persons with hazardous and harmful patterns of alcohol consumption.

Available:Online
Audit-C

Audit-C Scoring Cards (2010)

The Audit-C is given to thousands of VA patients. These cards show how your drinking compares to other Veterans.

Available:
Scoring card for men
PDF(355K)
Available:
Scoring card for women
PDF(656K)
Audit-C Scoring Card

Hepatitis C Fact Sheet (2020)

Two-page printable fact sheet

Available:PDFHepatitis C Information for Providers (276K)
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OARS/FLO Card

The purpose of this card is to help providers discuss alcohol use with Veterans with hepatitis C. The double-sided card contains tips and reminders: the OARS side discusses motivational interviewing; the FLO side discusses brief interventions.

Available:PDF(146K)
OARS/FLO Card

Provider Education (Toolkits, Videos, Classes)

Evaluating Liver Test Abnormalities: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Liver Disease

A web-based course, tailored to mid-level providers, designed to provide a practical approach to the evaluation of abnormal liver chemistries in the context of a broad understanding of the pathophysiology of liver injury.

Available:Online
Evaluating Liver Test Abnormalities: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Liver Disease

Initiating and Maintaining Support Groups in Liver Clinics (2018)

A primer for conceptualizing the structure and purpose of a support group. Provides rationale, development process, sample documents, and resources.

Available:Online
Initiating and Maintaining a Support Groups in Liver Clinics

Motivational Interviewing for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (2020)

This 8-minute video provides an example for discussing weight loss with patients who have NAFLD. Companion pocket guide also available.

Available:Online
NAFLD video

Guidelines and Recommendations

Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection: Treatment Considerations (2021)

This revision (March 18, 2021) incorporates updates to treatment regimens for chronic hepatitis C virus infection.

Available:PDF(1MB)
Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection: Treatment Considerations (2021)

Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Screening Flow Chart (2016)

Algorithm for hepatitis C virus antibody screening.

Available:Online
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody Screening Flow Chart, 2016