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Treatment for Hepatitis A, B and C

Overall Treatment Recommendations

1. Clients in treatment for chronic viral hepatitis might have to manage serious side effects of the treatment while striving to manage their behavioral health issues.

A. True

B. False


Treatment for Hepatitis

2. Which of the following is an accurate statement about hepatitis treatment?

A. Hepatitis A frequently leads to severe liver problems that require medication, hospitaliza­tion, or transplantation

B. All cases of Hepatitis B begin as an acute infection, but if a person doesn't fully recover within 3 months, the infection is considered chronic

C. Approximately one in three people clears Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) without treatment

D. Any client diagnosed with Hepatitis C is a potential candidate for antiviral treatment


Counseling Tips for Addressing Concerns About Chronic Hepatitis B

3. Experts recommended that clinicians work to ease clients' fears by advising them that they are no longer likely infected once their HBV symptoms have diminished.

A. True

B. False


Medications Approved for Treating Chronic Hepatitis C

4. Patients taking long-acting (pegylated) interferon to treat chronic Hepatitis C are injected weekly for:

A. 3-6 months

B. 6-12 months

C. 9-12 months

D. 12-18 months


5. Antiviral treatment side effects that require medical intervention include each of the following EXCEPT:

A. Depression or mania

B. Anemia

C. Sleep Deprivation

D. Pulmonary conditions


People Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Dependence

6. Hepatitis C treatment guidelines state that MAT for opioid dependence has been shown to reduce risky behaviors that can spread HCV infection, and it is not a contraindication to HCV treatment.

A. True

B. False


People Who Relapse to Substance Use

7. Which of the following is NOT one of the recommended strategies for helping hepatitis clients who relapse into substance use?

A. Using cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal techniques to engage clients in treatment to improve their quality of life

B. Developing an SUD treatment plan that includes a range of effective treatment options

C. Providing education on HCV transmis­sion and treatment and helping with psychosocial difficulties

D. Recognizing clients’ ambivalence, efforts in SUD treatment, and attempts to reduce substance use


People Who Have HCV/HIV Co-Infection

8. Approximately 25 percent of people who have HCV/HIV co-infection achieve a sustained virologic response (SVR) with hepatitis treatment.

A. True

B. False


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