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Programming HIV/AIDS: A Human Rights Approach: A Tool for International Development and Community-Based Organizations Responding to HIV/AIDS

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This monograph addresses human rights and responses to HIV/AIDS. It examines the advantages and implications of human rights approaches to development assistance and provides guidance in translating international human rights principles and legal obligations into practical programming. It discusses the international legal and policy environment, limitations on rights in order to protect public health, international guidelines on HIV/AIDS and human rights and the Canadian policy environment.

TB/HIV: A Clinical Manual

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This manual discusses the diagnosis and treatment of TB and HIV coinfection. It gives background information on TB and HIV, presents a framework for effective TB control, discusses the diagnosis of pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB in adults and children, and of HIV in adults and children with TB.

Brief Guide on Tuberculosis Control for Primary Health Care Providers: For Countries in the WHO European Region with a High And Intermediate Burden of Tuberculosis

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This monograph is a reference guide for detecting and preventing TB and treating patients with TB. It includes data on the epidemiology of TB, coinfection with HIV, the WHO strategy of directly observed therapy-short course (DOTS) for treating TB, and its implementation in the WHO European region. The guide discusses primary health care in TB control, etiology and pathogenesis of TB, diagnosis, treatment, special situations, patient education, and adherence to treatment.

[Brief Guide on Tuberculosis Control for Primary Health Care Providers: For Countries in the WHO European Region With a High and Intermediate Burden of Tuberculosis]

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This monograph is a reference guide for detecting and preventing TB and treating patients with TB. It includes data on the epidemiology of TB, coinfection with HIV, the WHO strategy of directly observed therapy-short course (DOTS) for treating TB, and its implementation in the WHO European region. The guide discusses primary health care in TB control, etiology and pathogenesis of TB, diagnosis, treatment, special situations, patient education, and adherence to treatment.

Une Approche de Sante Publique Pour Ameliorer L'Acces aux Traitements Antiretroviraux (ARV): Guide Pratique a l'Usage des Adminstrateurs de Programmes

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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.

DREAM: An Integrated Faith-Based Initiative to Treat HIV/AIDS in Mozambique: Case Study

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This report describes the Drug Resources Enhancement Against AIDS and Malnutrition (DREAM) project in Mozambique. DREAM was created by the religious community of Sant’ Egidio in Rome. The main objective was to provide diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, prevention of perinatal transmission and of HIV transmission in the population through community care and home care services and mother and child prevention and care. The project uses a holistic approach by treating HIV with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) as well as treating malnutrition, TB, malaria, and STDs.

Guidelines for Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Case Management

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This monograph is a manual that provides guidance to clinicians, state and local health departments, and other health agencies on case ascertainment, reporting, investigation, and follow-up of persons with acute viral hepatitis. It presents a framework for the development of systems for identifying and following up persons who may have chronic hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) virus infections. The guidelines describe the elements needed and best practices for conducting surveillance for viral hepatitis. A copy of the case report sheet and patient history sheets are included.

Toolkit for Targeted HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care in Sex Work Settings

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This monograph provides guidance on development and implementation of effective interventions to prevent HIV in sex workers. It describes key steps, and issues in the development and implementation of interventions and supplies links to documents, manuals, reports, and research on the subject.

AIDS Vaccine Handbook: Global Perspectives

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This monograph reports on key scientific, policy, social, ethical, and economic challenges and the ongoing research for a vaccine that would prevent HIV transmission.

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