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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Addressing the Needs of Black Women in HIV Prevention in the U.S.

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This infographic demonstrates some of the risk factors that contribute to higher HIV infection rates in American Black women, including classism, racism, and sexism. It illustrates that one in every 32 black women will be diagnosed with HIV, compared to one in 526 white women. It provides recommendations for HIV prevention interventions and gives additional resources. The infographic is also available as a jpg at http://www.aidsetc.org/resource/addressing-needs-black-women-hiv-prevention-us-infographic.

HCSP Fact Sheet: An Overview of Women and HCV

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This information sheet discusses the difference between the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in women and in men. It states that women are more likely to clear the disease themselves, without treatment. The sheet also discusses how HCV is a silent disease, how it affects women, breastfeeding, and supplements.

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