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Vaginosis Bacteriana: La Realidad

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This pamphlet provides information on bacterial vaginosis (BV), a disease that is characterized by an overgrowth of some types of bacteria in a woman’s vagina. The pamphlet explains that doctors do not know exactly how women get BV, but it lists risk factors for the disease. It discusses testing, symptoms, whether an individual can be reinfected, and how BV affects pregnant women and their babies. It explains that BV is treated and cured with antibiotics, what happens if an individual does not get treated, how BV affects one’s sex partner, and how to lower one’s risk of BV.

Syphilis: The Facts

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This pamphlet provides information about the STD syphilis. It lists basic facts about the disease and discusses transmission, symptoms for men and women, testing, and treatment. The pamphlet explains that recent sex partners should be notified, as they would need to be tested for the disease and treated if infected. Syphilis can be cured with antibiotic treatment, but an individual can be reinfected.

Gonorrea: La Realidad

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This pamphlet provides information on gonorrhea, an STD. It lists basic facts about the disease, the symptoms experienced by a woman and a man, transmission, testing, and treatment with antibiotics. It notes that an individual may be reinfected with gonorrhea from an untreated or new partner and advises a person with gonorrhea to inform recent sex partners so that they can get tested and treated.

Herpes Genital: La Realidad

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This pamphlet provides information about genital herpes, an STD. It explains how genital herpes is spread, the type of symptoms, if any, and treatments for the symptoms, since there is no cure for the disease. The pamphlet states that there are two types of genital herpes: HSV1 and HSV2, both of which cause sores or blisters on or around the genitals. It explains that if infected with genital herpes, an individual can expect to have several outbreaks a year and has a higher risk of getting HIV infection from unprotected sex with a partner living with HIV.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescent Girls, 2007–2012, and Postlicensure Vaccine Safety Monitoring, 2006–2013 — United States

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This report summarizes national HPV vaccination coverage levels among adolescent girls aged 13-17 years from the 2007-2012 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen) and national postlicensure vaccine safety monitoring. It states that despite availability of safe and effective vaccines and ample opportunities for vaccine delivery in the health-care setting, HPV vaccination coverage among adolescent girls did not increase from 2001-2012. The report finishes by stating that an additional 53,000 cases could be prevented by increasing the 3-dose HPV vaccine coverage by 80%.

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health: Gaming & Mobile

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Presented on April 2, 2013, this webcast, "Gaming and Mobile," was the third of six interactive webcasts in the series, In the Know: Social Media for Public Health, which focused on how social media can be used in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis prevention. The CDC National Prevention Information Network presented the series in which each broadcast focused on a different social media channel and provided basic information, tips, success stories, and discussion on how best to use social media to promote public health and expand outreach initiatives.

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health: LinkedIn & Slideshare

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Presented on March 12, 2013, this webcast, "LinkedIn & Slideshare," was the second of six interactive webcasts in the series, In the Know: Social Media for Public Health, which focused on how social media can be used in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis prevention. The CDC National Prevention Information Network presented the series in which each broadcast focused on a different social media channel and provided basic information, tips, success stories, and discussion on how best to use social media to promote public health and expand outreach initiatives.

In the Know: Social Media for Public Health: Twitter for Public Health

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NPIN presented this first in a series of six webcasts, which focused on how social media can be used in HIV/AIDS, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis prevention. The series is called "In the Know," and the first webcast was titled "Twitter for Public Health." NPIN broadcast it live from 2–3 p.m. on February 19, 2013. The purpose of the series is to show organizations how they can better use social media to expand their public health initiatives and communication strategies. Each webcast in the series focuses on a different social media channel. This first part focused on Twitter.

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