Prevention

Regional


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Hepatitis B and C epidemiology in selected population groups in the EU/EEA 2018

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Public health guidance in brief on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA 2018

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Guidance in brief: Prevention and control of blood-borne viruses in prison settings 2018

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Hepatitis B and C testing activities, needs, and priorities in the EU/EEA 2017

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France


French Institute for Public Health Surveillance

Hepatitis B and C: surveillance and prevention

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Ministries of Social Affairs and Health

Management of people infected with HBV or HCV virus

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Germany


European Commission

Policies for sexually transmitted infections

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German Liver help

Hepatitis B and C tests: people at risk of infection, 2017

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German guidelines for the management of viral hepatitis

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Hepatitis C testing activities, needs and priorities in the EU

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Hepatitis C prevention and treatment

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Robert Koch Institute

Brief guide to public health on HIV, hepatitis B and C in the EU / EEA 2018

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Hepatitis B and C testing: people at risk of infection, 2017

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Hepatitis C epidemiology in selected populations in the EU / EEA 2018

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Thieme Journal

Brief Guide: Prevention and Control of Bloodborne Viruses (HCV) in Prisons 2018

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World Health Organization

Guidelines for the prevention, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis B and C infection, 2015

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Italy


Italian Ministry of Health

National plan for viral hepatitis B and C prevention

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Spain


Government of Spain, Ministry of Health, Consuption and Social Welfare

HepC strategic plan

Strategic plan report for HCV treatment

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Strategic plan for the Hepatitis C approach in the health national

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Strategic plan for chronic HCV approach

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Strategic plan for tackling Hepatitis C in the Spanish national health system

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Spanish association for the study of the liver

Advances towards the elimination of Hepatitis C in Spain

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AEEH Position paper on the elimination of Hepatitis C in Spain

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UK


Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee

Preventative Action and Public Health 2018

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Screening and diagnosis

Worldwide


World Health Organization

Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C infection, 2016

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Regional


European Association for Study of the Liver (EASL)

EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C, 2018

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HCVGuidelines.org

Guidelines developed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C, 2018

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HCV in Europe

National HCV testing guidelines for countries  within the European Economic Community (EEC), 2004-2017

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France


French Institute for Public Health Surveillance

Fact sheet Place of Point-of-Care Tests (POCTs) in hepatitis C screening strategy

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Screening algorithms for HBV and HCV

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French National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation in Health

HBV and HCV Biological screening strategies

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Hepatitis B and C diagnosing algorithms

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Hepatitis C screening

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Update of laboratory medicine procedures related to the diagnosis and management of hepatitis B, C and D

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Ministries of Social Affairs and Health

Management of people infected with hepatitis B or C

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Germany


German liver and hepatitis support groups

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German publications that can be downloaded for free

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Italy


Evidence – open access journal

HCV and new drugs: no to population screening, yes to prevention measures

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Italian Ministry of Health

Hepatitis C- Diagnosis

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Spain


Catalan Hepatic Diseases Association

Basic information on Hepatitis C: Diagnosis of hepatitis C: how to know if you have the disease. HCV tests. Screening.

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Spanish association for the study of the liver

HCV one step diagnosis

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Recommendations consensus for the early diagnosis, prevention and clinical care of hepatitis C in Primary Care

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UK


BVHG/BASL/BSG/BHIVA/BIA/CVN

Guidelines for management of chronic HCV infection, 2017

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Hepatitis B and C testing: people at risk of infection, 2013

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Baseline assessment tool, 2012

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Treatment guidelines

Worldwide


International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI)

European Guideline for the screening, prevention and initial management of hepatitis B & C infections in sexual health settings, 2017

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World Health Organization

Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with chronic hepatitis C infection, 2016

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Regional


European Association for Study of the Liver (EASL)

EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C, 2018

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA, 2018

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HCVGuidelines.org (AASLD and IDSA)

Guidelines developed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C, 2018

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France


French Institute for Public Health Surveillance

AFEF position paper on HAART (Peg-INF + ribavirin + protease inhibitor)

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Consensus conference – Hepatitis C treatment

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Direct-acting antivirals (DAA) HCV management

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Viral hepatitis C treatment – Expert advice 2015

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French National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation in Health

Acts and benefits – long term condition – chronic hepatitis C

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Doctor’s guide to Hepatitis C

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Ministries of Social Affairs and Health

Management of people infected with hepatitis B or C

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Germany


Apps for liver diagnostics

The iLiver app is an EASL-reviewed bedside resource that provides up-to-date clinical recommendations and information on more than 26 different liver diseases.

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Fibro Scan enables non-invasive liver diagnosis and treatment for patients with hepatitis B and C

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Global Hepatitis Report 2017

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Deutsche Liver Foundation

Interactions with HEP drugs

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Note: The Hep iChart (Liverpool Drug Interactions Group) app can be downloaded from iTunes or the Google Play Store. Public Health Deutschland

 

Health care professionals

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The Green Book

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World Health Organization, Europe

Information on hepatitis in the WHO European Region

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Italy


International health

Access to Hepatitis C treatement. The solution.

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Italian association for the study of the liver

HCV hepatitis: new criteria for access to care

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Practical indications for a shared management model between general practioner and hepatologist of the patient with chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus.

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Regional health and social agency

Chronic hepatitis C treatment in adults

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Spain


Spanish association for the study of the liver

AEEH HCV virus treatment guide

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AEEH/SEIMC (Spanish association for the study of the liver / Spanish society of infectious diseases and clinical microbiology) HCV management guidelines

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Recommendations consensus for the early diagnosis, preventions and clinical care of hepatitis C in Primary Care

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Summary-table of indications

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UK


British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

2017 interim update of the 2015 BASHH National Guidelines for the Management of the Viral Hepatitides

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BVHG/BASL/BSG/BHIVA/BIA/CVN

Guidelines for management of chronic HCV infection, 2017

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National Services Scotland

National Clinical Guidelines for the treatment of HCV in adults, 2018

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Public Health England

Hepatitis C: guidance, data and analysis, 2018

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Elimination information

Worldwide


Duffy Health Center shared medical appointments – Massachusetts, USA

A shared medical appointment model for vulnerable patients provided by non-specialist providers.

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HCV care in a low threshold setting in Oslo – Norway

A primary care, low-threshold HCV clinic with a network-based, flexible, ambulant model of care.

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Kombi Clinic outreach model of GP care – Brisbane, Australia

A GP-led, mobile hepatitis clinic engaging with disenfranchised, disempowered and socially isolated populations.

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ARISTOTLE HCV-HIV project: peer support – Athens, Greece

A community-based, peer-driven referral process to increase linkage to care and treatment among PWID.

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Cool Aid Community Health Centre nurse-led model of HCV care – British Columbia, Canada

A nurse-led ‘seek and treat’ approach to identify high-risk patients in supportive housing centres.

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France


SAFE remote HCV screening project

Increasing linkage to care for PWUD using remote methods of education and screening.

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Toulouse mobile liver disease team

A service offering onsite screening for HCV, liver disease assessment, pre-treatment counselling and follow-up.

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Germany


From HCV testing to treatment in social relief centres in Amsterdam

HCV screening and linkage to care in social relief shelters and walk-in centres across Amsterdam.

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Italy


Caserta model of integrated HCV care

A simplified care pathway between hospitals, addiction units and prisons in a high prevalence area.

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Villa Maraini Foundation integrated HCV care

Collaboration between a low-threshold service and tertiary institution to facilitate linkage to care for hard-to-reach HCV patients.

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Regional HCV elimination plan in Veneto

A test and treat ‘point of care’ HCV strategy among addiction services and prisons.

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Spain


The Catalan model of hepatitis care, a special approach in prisons

An initiative to introduce systematic screening for HCV for all individuals admitted to prison.

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Andalusia one-step diagnosis

Reflex testing for HCV has been incorporated into all microbiology laboratories in Andalusia, Spain.

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Holistic HCV elimination in Tenerife

A local initiative with the collaboration of multiple stakeholders to improve linkage to care in Tenerife, Spain.

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The Catalan model of hepatitis care

Broad multi-stakeholder engagement, with the aim of eliminating HCV as a public health threat.

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Information for patients with HCV

Regional


The European Hepatitis C Initiative

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ELPA (European Liver Patients’ Association)

The Association was formed in 2004 by the amalgamation of 13 patient groups from 10 European and Mediterranean Basin countries

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France


French Institute for Public Health Surveillance

Management of your chronic HCV condition – understand how to improve your health living with a chronic hepatitis C

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French National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation in Health

Guide – long term condition – Management of your condition, chronic hepatitis C – to live with a chronic hepatitis C

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Ministries of Social Affairs and Health

Management of people infected with hepatitis B or C

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Management of treatment and follow-up of people infected with HCV virus

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SOS Hepatitis Federation: Hepatitis and Liver diseases

To live with a hepatitis

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Germany


German liver and hepatitis support groups

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German publications that can be downloaded for free

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Italy


HepC Onlus association

EpaC – the portal to patients with hepatitis and liver disease – Epatite C

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Italian Ministry of Health

Epatite C – Ministero della Salute/ Hepatitis C – Ministry of Health

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Viral hepatitis – Hepatitis B (EPICENTRO: the public health epidemiology portal)

Viral hepatitis – Hepatitis C (EPICENTRO: the public health epidemiology portal)

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Spain


Catalan Hepatic Diseases Association

To live with Hepatitis C – Selfcare and quality of life

Chronic HCV Extrahepatic manifestations

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Common symptoms and their management

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Complementary therapies

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Diet and nutrition

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Introduction

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Relevant parameters in the analysis of a person with Hepatitis C

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To reveal or not that you live with Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C treatment

Aspects to consider in order to optimize the quality of life during the treatment

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Available drugs for the treatment of Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C Treatment adherence and how to optimize it

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Possible results in HCV virus treatment

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Treatment objective

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UK


British Liver Trust

The British Liver Trust provides a range of publications that can be downloaded for free.

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Key publications have also been translated for several different nationalities:

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Helpline: 0800 652 7330

 

UK Liver and Hepatitis Support Groups

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Public Health England

Hepatitis C: information for patients

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The Hepatitis C Trust

The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation.

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NHS

General patient information on hepatitis C

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Resources for healthcare professionals

Worldwide


World Health Organization

Hepatitis C fact sheet

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Global hepatitis report 2017

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World Health Organization, Europe

Information on hepatitis in the WHO European region

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Regional


European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

EASL HCV Advisor

The HCV Advisor app is a tool provided free by EASL to those treating patients with HCV. Patient information is entered into the app and users are provided with treatment options based on the EASL Recommendations for Treatment of Hepatitis C.

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ILIVER

iLiver app is EASL’s own reviewed bedside resource that provides up to date clinical recommendations and information in more than 26 different areas of liver disease.

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HEPscreen

Screening for hepatitis B and C among migrants in the European Union

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France


French Institute for Public Health Surveillance

Doctor’s guide to hepatitis C

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Ministries of Social Affairs and Health

Management of people infected with hepatitis B or C

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Management of treatment and follow-up of people infected with HCV virus

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SOS Hepatitis Federation: Hepatitis and Liver diseases

Hepatitis transmission modes

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Germany


Apps for liver diagnostics

The iLiver app is an EASL-reviewed bedside resource that provides up-to-date clinical recommendations and information on more than 26 different liver diseases.

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Fibro Scan enables non-invasive liver diagnosis and treatment for patients with hepatitis B and C

Click here

 

German Liver Foundation

Interactions with HEP drugs

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Note: The Hep iChart (Liverpool Drug Interactions Group) app can be downloaded from iTunes or the Google Play Store. Public Health Deutschland

 

Health care professionals

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The Green Book

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Robert Koch Institute

Globaler Hepatitis-Bericht 2017/ Global Hepatitis Report 2017

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World Health Organization, Europe

Information on hepatitis in the WHO European Region

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Italy


Italian Ministry of Health

National plan for viral hepatitis B and C prevention

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Loredano Giorni – Interview

The new drugs for the treatment of Hepatitis C: challenges

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Viral hepatitis – Hepatitis B (EPICENTRO: the public health epidemiology portal)

Viral hepatitis – epidemiology

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Spain


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Hepatitis C Guidance: AASLD-IDSA recommendations for testing, managing, and treating adults infected with Hepatitis C virus

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Spanish association for the study of the liver

Hepatology White Book Spain

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UK


British Liver Trust

Love your liver national awareness campaign

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HCV Action

A network of healthcare professionals from across the UK that provide resources for commissioners, and medical and drug services professionals, promoting good practice in HCV care.

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NHS England

Clinical Commissioning Policy Statement: Treatment of chronic Hepatitis C in patients with cirrhosis

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Public Health England

Hepatitis C: information for GPs

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University of Liverpool

HEP Drug Interactions

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Calculators and screening tools

International


AUDIT Alcohol Consumption Questions (AUDIT-C)

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AST to Platelet Ratio Index (APRI) Calculator

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CAGE Questionnaire for Detecting Alcoholism

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Child-Pugh Score for Cirrhosis Mortality

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Creatinine Clearance (CrCl) Calculator

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Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) Calculator

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MELD Score (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease)

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France


Body Mass Index (BMI)

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Child Pugh Score

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Cirrhosis scale

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Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) Score

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Glasgow or Osborne Score

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MELD (Model for End Stage Liver Disease) Score

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NAFLD Score

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Score APRI

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Germany


AST to Platelet Ratio Index (APRI) Calculator

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AUDIT Alcohol Consumption Questions (AUDIT-C)

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BMI Healthy Weight Calculator (NHS)

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CAGE Questionnaire for Detecting Alcoholism

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Child-Pugh Score for Cirrhosis Mortality

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Creatinine Clearance (CrCl) Calculator

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eGFR Calculator (The Renal Association)

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Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) Calculator

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MELD Score (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease)

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Italy


Audit alcohol questions

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APRI Calculator

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BMI Calculator

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CAGE Questionnaire for detecting alcoholism

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Creatinine Clearance

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eGFR calculator

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Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) Calculator

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MELD Score (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease)

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Spain


Are you an active person?

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AST to Platelet Ratio Index (APRI) Calculator

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AUDIT Alcohol Consumption Questions (AUDIT-C)

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Autoimmune hepatitis score calculator

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BMI Calculator

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Child-Pugh Score

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Fatty Liver Index Calculator

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Fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) calculator

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Glasgow alcoholic hepatitis score

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Insulin resistance índex calculator

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Know your consumption

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Maddrey score calculator

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Model for End Stage Liver Disease Score

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NAFLD calculator

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NAFLD Calculators (includes APRI índex, NAFLD fibrosis score, Fibrosis 4 score, AST/ALT)

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Viral Hepatitis Risk Asessment

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UK


BMI Healthy Weight Calculator (NHS)

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Continuing medical education

Regional


Clinical Care Options

Medical education materials, conference coverage and opinion pieces dealing with the management of viral hepatitis

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European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

The EASL LIVERTREETM

EASL members have access to the LiverTree, an online medical educational resource designed by hepatologists for hepatologists.

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LiverLearning®

LiverLearning® is the official eLearning portal of AASLD. Users can access educational resources by categories, content type, and events — including videos and slide decks.

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Training on infection control in the EU/EEA

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France


Ministries of Social Affairs and Health

Management of people infected with hepatitis B or C

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Germany


Clinical care options

Medical training materials, conference reports and opinion papers dealing with the management of viral hepatitis

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European Center for Disease Prevention and Control

Anti-infection training in the EU / EEA

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Learning to live in Berlin

Life Learning Berlin gives users access to educational resources by category, content type, and event – including videos and slide decks

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Online advice on substance abuse and health

Online advice on substance abuse and associated health

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The EASL LIVERTREETM

EASL members have access to the LiverTree, an online educational resource for medical purposes developed by hepatologists for hepatologists.

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Italy


Italian association for the study of the liver

Italian association for the study of the liver

Hepatitis information

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Italian foundation for hepatology research

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Spain


Elsevier

Multidisciplinary hepatitis C management Online training

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e-learning SEPD: Sociedad Espanola de Patología Digestiva

Global benefits of Hepatitis C antiviral treatment

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Spanish association for the study of the liver

Hepatology White Book Spain

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UK


Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

RCGP Hepatitis C: Enhancing Prevention, Testing and Care course.

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RCGP Substance Misuse and Associated Health (SMAH) alcohol certificate course.

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HEP-C Community Summit

This is an annual conference that brings together people from the affected communities, advocates, researchers, healthcare providers, harm reduction practitioners, and policymakers to discuss and to develop an enduring cooperation for building the road to HCV elimination.

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National and international policies

Worldwide


World Health Organization

Combating hepatitis B and C to reach elimination by 2030

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Regional


ACHIEVE (Associations Collaborating on Hepatitis to Immunize and Eliminate the Viruses in Europe)

A collaborative of organisations including: the European Liver Patients’ Association (ELPS); EASL International Liver Foundation, World Hepatitis Alliance; Hepatitis B and C Policy Association; European Aids Treatment Group (EATG); Correlation Network; Viral Hepatitis Prevention Board and ISGlobal, University of Barcelona.

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Hepatitis C Elimination in Europe, 2017

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Hepatitis B & C Public Policy Association

A not-for-profit association responsible for the annual hepatitis B and C summit conference in Europe

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France


French Institute for Public Health Surveillance

AFEF recommendations for the elimination of hepatitis C virus infection in France

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AFEF recommendations on the management of viral hepatitis C

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French National Agency for Accreditation and Evaluation in Health

Fact sheet Place of Point-of-Care Tests (POCTs) in hepatitis C screening strategy

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To improve hepatitis B and C screening

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Germany


German Society of Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases

Hepatitis C DGVS guidelines

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Hepatitis B & C Association

A non-profit association hepatitis B and C in Germany

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Cooperation in hepatitis to immunize and eliminate viruses in Europe

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Ministry of Health

Combating hepatitis B and C by the year 2030

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Public Health Germany

Acute Hepatitis C (Germany): Annual Report 2017Akute Hepatitis C (Deutschland): Jahresbericht 2018

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Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

 Hepatitis B and C: Local surveillance standards

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Italy


Italian Ministry of Health

National plan for viral hepatitis B and C prevention

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Spain


Alliance for the elimination of viral hepatitis in Spain

Alliance for the elimination of viral hepatitis in Spain

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Catalan Hepatic Diseases Association

Road to elimination: barriers and best practices in the management of hepatitis C. Overview of HCV care in Europe and Australia

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UK


All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health Inquiry Report

Eliminating Hepatitis C in England, 2018

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Public Health England

Hepatitis B and C: local surveillance standards

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Hepatitis C

HCV

Read more about HCV, from community management to assessment and diagnosis.

IHQ/LVD/2020-05//0020 Date of preparation: May 2020