The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) recently announced updates about their new initiative, “Hepatitis C – It’s About More than Liver Disease.” The initiative aims to increase awareness about hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related health conditions that occur outside the liver. Over the next few months, NVHR will be rolling out a series of fact sheets describing the features of these conditions.
The first fact sheet provides a general overview of HCV-related health conditions affecting parts of the body other than the liver and the implications for treatment and clinical management. Subsequent fact sheets will describe specific conditions in more detail.
NVHR will also host a webinar in the spring that will feature patient, clinical, and advocate perspectives on the importance of recognizing that HCV can impact multiple aspects of one’s health.
This project highlights the importance of managing HCV as a systemic disease that affects the overall health of an infected patient. Please use this information in your efforts to achieve the common goals of delivering hepatitis C education, increasing access to HCV treatment, and providing effective advocacy resources.