Drug Treatment Research
Other Bay Area (Local) Resources
List of local (San Francisco-based) resources where patients can find the nearest needle exchange, treatment center, etc.
List of local (SF-based) hepatitis testing and vaccination services. Please click on each resource’s individual site or call their number to check for more information and availability.
The only place to get federal premium assistance to help Californians buy brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
National Hotline for Help and Support for Hep C: 877-HELP-4-HEP
The National Hotline offers patients referrals to experienced hepatitis C doctors for medical visits, labs, medications, and support groups.
A risk assessment provided by the CDC to see if you should seek hepatitis A, B, and/or C testing (viral hepatitis testing) and treatment.
Information on Health Insurance & Help for Co-payments
Medicaid & Medi-Cal
If you ARE 65 OR OLDER and getting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSID), you can find information on Medicare
This webpage provides state-based support group contact and information, online support groups, support for caregivers, suggested readings and brochures, among many other subgroups of patients going through various stages of hepatitis C recovery.
CDC Hep C Information
This factsheet provides basic hepatitis C information including, meaning, cause, spread, symptoms and signs, who should get tested, as well as treatment and prevention recommendations.
This factsheet provides not only basic hepatitis C information but also information on how the infection is spread and prevention methods, especially among those who inject drugs.
This factsheet provides general information about hepatitis A, B, and C (viral hepatitis), the severity of viral hepatitis, treatment, vaccinations, and testing, mainly for gay and bisexual men.
More Hep C Information
The American Liver Foundation provides information on hepatitis C diagnosis, treatment, and support groups as well as an email subscription option.
WebMD provides a short, picture-filled slide presentation on the symptoms, risk factors, and ways each viral hepatitis infection is spread as well as a diagnosis section and who should be tested, and what happens if you test positive.
Learn More About HIV/AIDS
The STD and HIV Factsheet uses a question and answer format to provide information about the risks and health concerns of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV.
An overview of HIV/AIDs, including testing and prevention, how to start and stay in HIV care, and living well with HIV.