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Providing Confidential Reproductive Health Care to Adolescents

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This slide set presents a module that explains why confidentiality is essential to adolescent clinical care. It explores the laws regarding minors’ access to reproductive health services, and describes the ways that mandatory parental involvement laws can affect adolescent health.

Expedited Partner Therapy

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This information sheet discusses expedited partner therapy in Texas, which is the practice of treating sex partners of heterosexual patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea without an exam from a health care provider.

Take Charge: A Gay Man's Guide to Sexual Health

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This information sheet discusses tests that gay men should have, including hepatitis, HIV, and STDs. It encourages gay men to have testing on a regular basis and not wait until there are symptoms. It also suggests speaking to a health professional about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

HIV Among Blacks in Texas

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This information sheet discusses the disproportionate HIV rates in the African American community in Texas. It also talks about treatment, awareness of the epidemic, and what is being done to combat further transmission.

Hepatitis C in Texas

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C, how it's spread, co-infection with HIV, statistics of hepatitis C in Texas, how it's prevented, how it's treated, and the cost of treatment.

Congenital Syphilis in Texas

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This information sheet discusses congenital syphilis, what it is, how big the problem is in Texas, how to test for it, reporting requirements, and treatment.

Say Yes to the HIV Test We're Asking Everyone. It's the Law.

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This pamphlet provides key facts about the HIV testing law in New York. Although health care providers are now required to offer an HIV test to everyone aged 13-64, testing is still voluntary and anonymous testing is available in certain locations. Topics in the pamphlet include: key facts to know before getting an HIV test; HIV testing is especially important for pregnant women; if you test positive for HIV; if you test negative for HIV; why you may need to be re-tested for HIV; you still have to protect yourself from HIV infection; and if you have sex and if you shoot drugs.

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