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Leaflets and Factsheets

A series of factsheets have been produced to help support the Scottish Government's Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework to inform a range of professional audiences. The factsheets are summarized below and are available to download as a PDF.  Alternatively order a Hepatitis C "what you need to know information pack" (which includes the three factsheets and a short infocard) from Health Scotland Publications.

What is hepatitis C? Factsheet

A factsheet explaining what the hepatitis C virus is, transmission routes of the virus, symptoms and the likely outcomes of a hepatitis C infection.

Testing Factsheet

A factsheet which describes how hepatitis C is diagnosed, who should be tested for hepatitis C, what the benefits of testing are, who can test for hepatitis C, what the testing process is, what the results of testing mean and a brief outline of referral to secondary care following a positive test.

Treatment, Care and Support Factsheet

A factsheet describing the treatment, care and support required after a positive diagnosis of the hepatitis C virus.

Alternative formats

If you require publications or documents in an alternative format such as large print, braille and audio versions, please contact Health Scotland publications - Alternative.formats@health.scot.nhs.uk.

See also

British Liver Trust: Literature for professionals

Health Scotland: Publications

Identifying people at risk

It's not just injecting drug users at risk of being Hep C positive.

Read about the main risk groups

Hepatitis C Scotland

http://www.hepcscotland.co.uk

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