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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.

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.

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).

Basic Tuberculosis Facts

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In this podcast, Dr. Kenneth Castro discusses basic TB prevention, testing, and treatment information.

Out of the Dark: Meeting the Needs of Children With TB

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The report outlines the current state of pediatric TB care, and looks at current practices, new developments and research needs in pediatric TB diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Out of the dark intends to act as a guide to treatment programs for implementation of the best standard of care currently available to children with TB, and to raise awareness of the need to continue to push for improvements in the management of childhood TB.

Training Curriculum: Overcoming Barriers to TB Control - The Role of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization

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This curriculum is designed for training TB control professionals, NGOs, and civil society activists at national and local levels who are involved in advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) efforts. It is designed to provide country-level staff with the specific knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate effective ACSM interventions linked to specific TB control objectives. The document consists of four files: the curriculum itself, plus annexes for trainer's guides, handouts, and work sheets.

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: Health Care Access and HIV/AIDS in This Population

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This report on migrant and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs) uses data from focus groups, a survey, and interviews of MSFWs and service providers conducted in New York state plus the references to describe the risk and inadequate access to testing and care that MSFWs face. It emphasizes issues relating to HIV/AIDS, barriers to accessing health care and related services, and common elements of successful MSFW programs. The data indicate that HIV/AIDS is escalating among MSFWs, and that immediate steps need to be taken to prevent devastating impact among the population and their families.


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