Glossary of Terms
A list of HCV related terms and medical definitions.
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HCV Information from the US Department of Veterans Affairs
For Health Care Providers
Information on the management and treatment of hepatitis, including provider education, publications, and clinical care guidelines.
For Veterans and the Public
Information on who is at risk for hepatitis, how to prevent it, and what to do when you get it. Includes educational patient tools.
Measuring and Monitoring HCV RNA
HCV Viral Load Tests
Recent information on HCV viral load tests.
Virological Response to Treatment
Important slides on HCV virological response and monitoring terms from the HCV live activity slide catalogue.
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Alcohol Dependence and Substance Abuse Screening Tools
The Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-C)
The AUDIT-C is a brief instrument that screens for frequency of alcohol consumption, quantity of alcohol consumption, and the quantity of alcohol consumed on one occasion.
Resource: The AUDIT Alcohol Consumption Questions (AUDIT-C): An Effective Brief Screening Test for Problem Drinking. Bush K, et al. Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(16):1789-1795.
The screening tool is available on the US Department of Veterans Affairs Website at:
The full 10-question AUDIT-C instrument is available from the National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism.
Additional information on AUDIT-C is available from the World Health Organization.
CAGE-AID (Cut down; people annoy you, feel guilty; need eye-opener-altered to include drugs) is a screening questionnaire that addresses both alcohol and drug use.
National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides professional education materials related to alcohol problems and interventions.
Mental Health Resources
The PHQ-9 is a depression screening tool based on DSM-IV criteria. This instrument can be used for criteria-based diagnosis of depression and assessment of severity, as well as a tool to monitor and track symptom change over time. The questionnaire is included in the appendix of the following publication by Kroenke K, et al.
Kroenke K, et al. The PHQ-9: Validity of a Brief Depression Severity Measure.
J Gen Intern Med. 2001;16(9):606-613.
The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (US Department of Veterans Affairs) features information and materials for the recognition and treatment of PTSD in veterans and active military.
Primary Care-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Screen
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) offers screening and management information for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.