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HIV/AIDS and the Workplace

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This information sheet provides general information about HIV/AIDS and how to deal with situations concerning HIV/AIDS in the workplace. The information sheet explains how HIV/AIDS is and is not transmitted. Since most of the behaviors that are high risk for HIV are not practiced in the workplace there is little risk of acquiring HIV at work. It lists ways to avoid HIV infection in the workplace and in personal life. It also reminds individuals that people with HIV/AIDS are susceptible to common viruses like the cold or flu virus and that they need support, caring, and understanding.

Providing Confidential Reproductive Health Care to Adolescents

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This slide set presents a module that explains why confidentiality is essential to adolescent clinical care. It explores the laws regarding minors’ access to reproductive health services, and describes the ways that mandatory parental involvement laws can affect adolescent health.

Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention Among Health Care Workers

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This information sheet provides recommendations from the CDC regarding the prevention of occupational transmission of HIV to health care workers (HCWs). The primary means of preventing the HCW's occupational exposure to HIV is to follow infection control precautions with the assumption that the blood and other body fluids from all patients are potentially infectious. Plans for postexposure management of HCWs should be in place, and the administration of antiretroviral drugs as postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) should be considered.

Recommendations and Universal Precautions for the Prevention of the Transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens in Healthcare Settings

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This publication is a combination of two reports by CDC that cover precautions for the prevention of the transmission of HIV, hepatitis B, and other bloodborne pathogens in healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and other workplaces where the possibility exists of transmission through contact with contaminated blood and body fluids. Specific precautions covered include screening of patients, decontamination procedures, use of gloves and other protective barriers, waste management, and general management of exposures.

1993 Revised Classification System for HIV Infection and Expanded Surveillance Case Definition for AIDS Among Adolescents and Adults

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This report contains CDC's revised classification system for HIV infection and AIDS among adolescents and adults. The definition replaces the system published by CDC in 1986 and contains the expanded AIDS surveillance case definition. Appendixes include equivalences for CD4+ T-lymphocyte count and percentage of total lymphocytes, conditions included in the 1993 AIDS surveillance case definition, definitive diagnostic methods for diseases indicative of AIDS, and suggested guidelines for presumptive diagnosis of diseases indicative of AIDS.

MMWR: Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

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This report updates previous US Public Health Service recommendations for the management of health-care personnel (HCP) who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that may contain Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV/AIDS. It contains recommendations for Hepatitis B Virus postexposure management including initiation of hepatitis B vaccine series to any susceptible, unvaccinated person who sustains blood or body fluid exposure. Guidance is provided to clinicians and exposed HCP for selecting the appropriate HBV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP).

Corporate Update: AIDS Is Your Business

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This serial is a newsletter that reports on the corporate philantropic response to HIV in the United States and globally. This issue discusses the World Economic Forum's Global Health Initiative (GHI), the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Viacom's 'Know HIV/AIDS' global media campaign to combat HIV/AIDS, the Design Industries Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) program, the ways in which companies are helping to fund the fight against HIV/AIDS, and a report on the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC).

Taking Action At The Workplace

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This pamphlet discusses the International Labour Organization's (ILO's) response to HIV and the workplace. It discusses the role of the ILO, which is the UN agency with responsibility for the world of work, and describes the ILO’s Progamme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work, including its objectives, activities, and social partners.

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.

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