May marks Hepatitis Awareness Month, hepatitis is a condition of liver inflammation that is a group of viral infections that affect the liver. In the United States, hepatitis is most commonly caused by Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C viruses. According to the CDC, an estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most do not know they are infected. I would like to take this opportunity to share resources and information about Hepatitis C also known as HCV.
Here are some titles that are available in the Library.
For basic information see,
People with further questions can call 877-HELP-4-HEP, a national support line from The Support Partnership (TSP), a collaboration of four national Hepatitis C organizations. For information on HCV treatment, see
For help paying for treatment, see Project Inform’s list of Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) For specific issues for people living with HCV, see:
For HCV information related to specific populations, see:
For information about HIV/HCV coinfection, see
For HCV info in language other than English, see
For issues around benefits, see A Guide to Hepatitis & Disability, from the Hepatitis C Support Project For personal stories about HCV, see:
To follow clinical research and other HCV news, see
For statistics, see:
For provider information, see:
For prevention with certain populations, see:
National Hepatitis Testing Day is on May 19th. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network allows you to search for hepatitis testing events in your area or register testing events to help build hepatitis testing resources here.
Below is a listing of locations in Philadelphia where individuals can be tested.
Information regarding addresses, testing hours, walk-ins/appointment guidelines, and contact information for the above locations is available by clicking the Search Resources tab on the AIDS Library website.