This Public Health Grand Rounds session discusses how more patients can benefit from advances in diagnostic and treatment options, resulting in an overall reduction in morbidity from MDR TB. The session also explores the role of CDC, WHO, and other partners in combating the public health epidemic.
The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance for counseling and testing of individuals who are at risk for or potentially infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The manual was used in draft form as part of a field assessment among hepatitis C counselors and testers, who field tested the manual and provided recommendations for improving its utility.
This is a fact sheet outlining the fast facts of HIV and anal sex. This fact sheet describes the act of anal sex and why it's the riskiest sexual behavior for getting and transmitting HIV for men and women. This fact sheet also gives tips on how to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV when engaging in anal sex.
This report provides the first national estimates of the percentage of high school students who are gay, lesbian, and bisexual or are not sure of their sexual identity and the percentage of high school students who have had sexual contact with only the same sex or with both sexes. In addition, this report summarizes results for 118 health-related behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma from the 2015 national YRBS by sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.
This poster points out that Hispanic families sometimes have difficulties talking about matters of sex, homosexuality, or bisexuality, but because Hispanic young people are at risk for HIV infection, there must be open discussion. National hotline numbers are given.
This information sheet discusses, genital human papillomavirus (HPV), an STD. It explains that there are more than 40 types of HPV and that nearly all sexually-active men and women will get at least one type in their lives. The sheet notes that it is very often asymptomatic and that many people pass it to others without knowing they have it. There is no cure for HPV, but there are treatments for health problems associated with it.
This serial presents updated clinical guidelines for treating STDs. These recommendations were developed by CDC in consultation with public and private sector professionals knowledgeable about the treatment of persons with STDs.