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HIV is Ageless. Get Tested. (Women)

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This information sheet discusses the importance of getting tested for HIV, regardless of age. It states that one in four new HIV infections are in women.

10 Preguntas Sobre el Embarazo y el VIH

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This pamphlet provides information for pregnant women in the form of responses to 10 questions about HIV. It discusses whether a pregnant woman needs to be tested for HIV and why, how the disease is transmitted from mother to baby, what can be done for a pregnant woman with HIV infection and for the baby, when should a pregnant woman begin prenatal care and the benefits of prenatal care, whether the pregnant woman should be tested for other STDs, how to prevent HIV, and what else a woman can do to stay healthy. The pamphlet also gives contact information for public health agencies.

10 Questions About Pregnancy and HIV

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This pamphlet provides information for pregnant women in the form of responses to 10 questions about HIV. It discusses whether a pregnant woman needs to be tested for HIV and why, how the disease is transmitted from mother to baby, what can be done for a pregnant woman with HIV infection and for the baby, when should a pregnant woman begin prenatal care and the benefits of prenatal care, whether the pregnant woman should be tested for other STDs, how to prevent HIV, and what else a woman can do to stay healthy. The pamphlet also gives contact information for public health agencies.

Tuberculosis in Women

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This information sheet discusses the burden and challenges of TB in women. It states that TB is the second leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide.

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.

Facts and Myths About HIV/AIDS: A Practical Guide to Prevention, Health & Life

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This pamphlet discusses HIV/AIDS and dispels myths about the disease. It describes the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, how HIV affects the body, prevention, transmission, and the traditional customs that help spread the disease. The pamphlet emphasizes that HIV is not caused by a curse, witchcraft, insect bites nor close proximity to others with the disease, but by a virus that is transmitted through unprotected sex, with someone who is infected with the disease, through infected blood, and from infected pregnant or nursing mother to baby.

Testing and Counselling for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (TC for PMTCT): Protocol for Post-Delivery Settings

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This wall chart in the form of a flow chart provides information on the process to be followed by health care workers during testing and counseling women after delivery as part of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. The chart lists counseling procedures to be followed in pre-test session before offering the test, if the test is declined, if the test is performed and the result is negative, and if the test is performed and the result is positive.

HIV Risk for Lesbians, Bisexuals & Other Women Who Have Sex With Women

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This report discusses the risk of HIV/AIDS for lesbians and women who have sex with women (WSW). It reviews research on the risks of contracting HIV faced by lesbians and WSW and the context of HIV among women. The report considers how lesbians contract HIV or AIDS, the belief that WSW are part of a low-risk population, and the activities that increase risk, such as injection drug use, sex with men, barriers to health access, gender bias and discrimination and their effect on WSW’s self esteem, and violence.

Guide for HIV/AIDS Clinical Care

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This manual for clinicians provides guidelines for clinical care of persons with HIV/AIDS. This updated version incorporates many new insights, but the time-tested format has been retained – easy access to crucial facts for a busy clinician. The guide touches on every topic facing people with HIV and their caregivers.

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