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Publications and Products on Hepatitis C

Educational Resources

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

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
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
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 Sheets (2017)
Printable fact sheets on hepatitis B and hepatitis B testing.
Available:PDFHepatitis B Facts for Veterans (412K)
PDFHepatitis B Testing Information for Veterans (423K)
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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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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
Available:
Spanish Language
PDF(3.8MB)
Chart: Tracking My Hepatitis C Treatment Results (2017)
A 2-page printable handout with a chart for patients to keep track of laboratory test results, appointments, and side effects during treatment for hepatitis C.
Available:PDF(282K)
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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)
PDFDaclatasvir + Sofosbuvir (754K)
PDF Viekira Pak TM (Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir/Dasabuvir) (348K)
PDF Harvoni ® (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) (749K)
PDFSimeprevir (318K)
PDFSofosbuvir (315K)
PDFSofosbuvir + Simeprevir (319K)
Vosevi handout
Direct-Acting Antivirals: Side Effects Management Handouts (2016)
Patient handouts featuring tips for coping with common side effects of hepatitis C treatment.
Available:PDF Acid-Reducing Medications: Interactions with Harvoni ® and Epclusa ® (275K)
PDF Mavyret TM (734K)
PDF Epclusa ® (108K)
PDF Epclusa ® + Ribavirin (113K)
PDF Zepatier TM (171K)
PDF Zepatier TM + Ribavirin (173K)
PDFDaclatasvir + Sofosbuvir (165K)
PDFDaclatasvir + Sofosbuvir + Ribavirin (167K)
PDF Viekira ® (Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir + Dasabuvir) (301K)
PDF Viekira ® (Ombitasvir/Paritaprevir/Ritonavir + Dasabuvir) + Ribavirin (219K)
PDF Harvoni ® (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) (348K)
PDF Harvoni ® (Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir) + Ribavirin (1.2M)
PDFSofosbuvir + Ribavirin (639K)
PDFSofosbuvir + Simeprevir + Ribavirin (719K)
HCV Treatment Side Effects
Viekira Pak and Drug Interaction Information for Patients (2015)
A one-page handout with information for patients about interactions between Viekira Pak TM and other medications.
Available:Online(Printable PDF)
Viekira drug interactions
Coping with Liver Disease: Alternative Treatments (2018)
A 1-page handout for people considering alternative medical treatments while coping with liver disease, such as herbal remedies, supplements, vitamins, aromatherapy, massage therapy, meditation, and yoga.
Available:PDF(43K)
Not available in print.
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Don't Let Hepatitis C Surprise You
This 8-1/2" x 11" infographic encourages veterans to learn the facts about hepatitis C, know the risks, and get tested.
Available:PDF(1.26MB)
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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 (October 2015)
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 C Fact Sheets (2018)
Two-page 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: An Introductory Guide for Patients (April 2018)
A 36-page primer on hepatitis C, including information on the liver's functions, laboratory tests, and treatment. Updated April 2015.
Available:PDF(2.26MB)
Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients
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 Medications: A Review and Update for Patients (2016)
An overview of hepatitis C treatment, including information on the most recently approved drugs.
Available:Online
Hepatitis C Medications
What to Expect Before Your Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus (2017)
This handout provides patients with an overview of what to expect before, during and after treatment for hepatitis C.
Available:PDF(301KB)
What to Expect Before Your Treatment for HCV
HIV and Hepatitis C Coinfection (2017)
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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Hepatitis C Prevention (2017)
A 2-page printable handout that answers frequently asked questions about hepatitis C prevention.
Available:PDF(345KB)
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (2017)
A 2-page printable handout that answers frequently asked questions about non-alcoholic fatty liver.
Available:PDF(31KB)
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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
New!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

Patient Education (Videos)

ABCs of Hepatitis (2011)
This 15-minute video was created for general education on hepatitis A, B, and C in substance use disorder programs.Transcript included.
Available:Online
ABCs of Hepatitis video
Living with Hepatitis C: Patient HCV Education Videos (2006)
These three 26-minute videos discuss the liver; hepatitis A, B, and C; and healthy living. Transcripts included.
Available:Online
Living with Hepatitis C: Patient HCV Education Videos
Hepatitis C Success Stories
Veterans share their stories of getting tested and treated for hepatitis C, and cured.
Available:Online

Provider-Guided Patient Education (Courses, Toolkits, Slideshows)

Hepatitis B Patient Education (2016)
A click-through presentation to educate patients about hepatitis B.
Available:PDF
Hepatitis B Patient Education
Liver Wellness Class
This is a patient education slide show on hepatitis C.
Available:PDFSlide set (2016)
Hepatitis C Education Class Course Guide
Reducing Alcohol Use with Brief Intervention: Resources
A patient-centered online teaching guide on reducing alcohol use among patients with hepatitis C.
Available:OnlineTeaching Guide
Teaching Guide

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 (2017)
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 (2017)
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. This card, with its brief scripts, may be used in conjunction with the HCRC Teaching Guide . (Use this card instead of the Motivational Counseling card that was previously available.)
Available:PDF(146K)
OARS/FLO Card

Provider Education (Toolkits, 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
Liver Telehealth Resource Guide (2012)
The purpose of this 22-page manual is to provide a step-by-step guide for helping providers use clinical video telehealth in liver care.
Available:PDF
Liver Telehealth Resource Guide

Guidelines and Recommendations

Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection: Treatment Considerations (2018)
This revision (August 27, 2018) incorporates updates to treatment regimens for chronic hepatitis C virus infection, including re-treatment of patients who previously failed direct-acting antiviral therapy.
Available:PDF(1MB)
Chronic Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection: Treatment Considerations (2018)
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
Management and Treatment of Patients With Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension: Quicknotes (2017)
A decision support tool for managing patient care.
Available:Online
Management and Treatment of Patients With Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension, 2009