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Recommendations for Public Health Surveillance of Syphilis in the United States

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This monograph reports on updated syphilis surveillance guidelines for use in improving and developing syphilis surveillance techniques and making collection and reporting of syphilis surveillance data more uniform. The monograph discusses the purposes and uses of the two main components of syphilis surveillance: case reporting and prevalence monitoring. It also provides case definitions to be used for syphilis, reporting formats and intervals, and guidelines for provider-based and laboratory-based case reporting.

Handbook on Access to HIV/AIDS-Related Treatment: A Collection of Information, Tools and Resources for NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA Groups

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This monograph seeks to build practical skills for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and groups of people living with HIV that are responding to HIV/AIDS in developing countries. It is designed to help NGOs, CBOs, and PLWHA groups improve the quality of their work on HIV/AIDS-related treatment. Chapter one helps groups understand key terms, links between HIV/AIDS-related treatment and HIV prevention, factors affecting access to HIV/AIDS-related treatment, and barriers to treatment access. Chapter two focuses on the foundations of treatment.

Voir Plus Loin, Voir Plus Grand: Huit Etudes de Cas de Soins à Domicile et Communautaires Pour et par les Personnes Vivant Avec le VIH/SIDA

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This monograph focuses on HIV/AIDS projects and programs that have improved quality of life for people living with or affected by HIV. These initiatives are widely spread geographically, and they include programs in Cambodia, the Ivory Coast, Ecuador, India, Kenya, South Africa, and two regions of Uganda. The monograph describes these projects and programs, summarizes the main lessons learned through them, and examines their commonalities and differences.

The PIH Guide to the Medical Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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This monograph presents guidelines for treating patients with multiple drug-resistant (MDR TB). It discusses diagnosis of MDR TB, principles of treatment including different treatment regimens, cross-resistance to different drugs, recurrence of positive cultures after four months of treatment, completion of therapy and follow-up after completion. The monograph also provides details for evaluating patients monitoring treatment, dealing with the noncompliant patient or patients who abandon and re-initiate treatment.

Guidelines for the Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections

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This monograph discusses treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) using recommendations from a meeting of experts convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in November 2001. The monograph presents the rationale for standard treatment and discusses case management, syndrome management, risk factors for STI-related cervicitis, and drugs used for treating different STIs. It provides information on the treatment of STI-associated syndromes and of specific infections, and explains the considerations behind treatments.

What Religious Leaders Can Do About HIV/AIDS: Action for Children And Young People

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This monograph is a workbook that describes ways in which religious leaders can respond to HIV/AIDS epidemic. The monograph explains why religious leaders are uniquely suited to the task of speaking out in the fight to stop HIV/AIDS. It provides information on HIV/AIDS such as HIV transmission, how HIV/AIDS affects the body, how it affects children and young people, and HIV prevention. It contains suggestions and examples of activities and approaches that religious leaders can use to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to serve and support those affected by it, particularly young people.

What Parliamentarians Can Do About HIV/AIDS: Action for Children and Young People

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This monograph explains how elected officials can fight HIV. The monograph describes HIV and how it affects the body, summarizes the extent of the epidemic, and strategies on how to prevent it. It discusses how local as well as national parliamentarians can fight HIV and presents a 10-point checklist of suggested actions. The monograph emphasizes that young people are especially vulnerable HIV/AIDS and suggests that elected officials pass legislation to ensure that young people receive essential support, care, treatment, and protection, particularly women and girls.

A Public Health Approach for Scaling up Antiretroviral (ARV) Treatment: A Toolkit for Programme Managers

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This monograph is a toolkit for planning and implementing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programs in resource-limited settings by providing technical guidance on planning treatment programs. It lists the goals of an ARV treatment program as reducing illnesses and death due to HIV/AIDS, providing safe and effective treatment, working towards providing universal access to treatment, making the best possible use of resources, and integrating ARV treatment with other public health resources.

Frontline Hepatitis C Training: A 3-Session Curriculum for Syringe Exchange Peer Outreach Workers: Trainers Manual

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This monograph is an instruction guide by the Harm Reduction Coalition’s Hepatitis C Harm Reduction Project, a New York City Council-funded technical assistance project initiated in late 2003. The training consists of basic concepts about outreach work, peer education, and hepatitis C. The 3-session program was designed to help syringe exchange peers integrate hepatitis C into their work with current and former drug users. The goal of each session is to provide a basic understanding of each subject covered.

Initiating and Maintaining a Hepatitis C Support Group: A How-to Program Guide

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This program guide provides the clinician with guidelines for establishing and maintaining a support group for veterans with hepatitis C. It presents the objectives and format of the guide, and discusses the rationale for support groups and steps in support group development. The appendices include sample mission statement, forms for use with the support group, suggested hepatitis C educational topics, and additional sources of information on hepatitis C.

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