Hepatitis C – It’s About More Than Liver Disease

 
 
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The “Hepatitis C – It’s About More Than Liver Disease” project aims to increase awareness among the healthcare and patient communities about the extrahepatic manifestations (EHMs) associated with chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Through the provision of educational materials and opportunities to engage in discussion, the project promotes the recognition of HCV infection as a systemic disease that requires a comprehensive approach to care in order to improve patient health outcomes.

Project activities include:

  • Reviewing the literature for the most up-to-date information pertaining to the specific EHMs selected for further study.
  • Developing and disseminating educational fact sheets about HCV-related EHMs.
  • Hosting a webinar to promote dialogue between partners about the need for a broader approach to addressing HCV.

Press release: 

NVHR Calls for Increased Recognition of Hepatitis C as a Systemic Health Condition as Part of ‘Hepatitis Awareness Month’


 

Click here to view our webinar which includes clinical and patient experts discussing the implications of hepatitis C outside the liver. Our panelists included:

Dr. Zobair Younossi, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Hepatology

Dr. Kristen Lee, Boston University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Randy Madara, patient, advocate, and Hep C Peer Counselor

Laura Stillman, HCV patient and advocate

 


  

Fact Sheet 1 - Health Effects of Hepatitis C Outside of the Liver

Fact Sheet 2 - Mixed Cryoglobulinemia, Kidney Disease, and B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Fact Sheet 3 - Fatigue, Depression, and Chronic Pain

Fact Sheet 4 - Diabetes and Heart Disease