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Easy C Facts: What Are Drug Interactions?

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This information sheet discusses drug interactions, specifically drug interactions with medications for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including interactions between drugs and herbal medications and drug-drug interactions. It also discusses food and drink interactions and overdosing.

Managing Side Effects of Hepatitis C Treatment

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Alpha interferons, which are given as injections under the skin, have been used since the late 1980s in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. The aim of this guidebook is to provide a source of information for patients on interferon treatment about potential side effects and ways to help manage them.

Tuberculosis: Handbook for School Nurses

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This handbook provides information concerning the role of school nurses in the prevention, testing, and medical treatment of students with TB. The handbook is divided into three sections: TB Fundamentals with a particular focus on school-aged children; Applying TB Fundamentals in the school setting, which covers issues related to medication administration, treatment adherence, and directly observed therapy (DOT) in the school setting; and Appendices that include risk assessment guidelines, medication side effects, and templates for record keeping.

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.

Self-Study Modules on Tuberculosis

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This electronic toolkit provides self study guides with detailed information about TB for health care workers and includes an introduction and glossary for each set: modules 1-5 and modules 6-9.

Hepatitis C: An Introductory Guide for Patients

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The purpose of this pamphlet is to let patients know what they can do to keep their livers healthy. It contains information about liver health lab tests, the virus and how it is spread, hepatitis A and B, sex and hepatitis C, and hepatitis C treatment. The guide also includes some useful resources for patients.

Hepatitis C: Telling People You Have Hepatitis C

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C, a viral infection that affects the liver. It answers the questions, why should one disclose a diagnosis of hepatitis C, who should be told and when, and what sorts of things to say. It also states where to get more information on hepatitis C.

A Guide to HIV/HCV Coinfection

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This guide is designed to help patients understand and manage HIV/HCV coinfection. The guide states that infection of HCV is the most common coinfection in people with HIV, is categorized as an HIV-related opportunistic illness, and is now the leading cause of death in people with HIV. It also advices persons with HIV/HCV to consult a medical practitioner for diagnosis and treatment of HIV/HCV.

Diarrhea: HIV Is No Picnic

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This poster encourages individuals to take precautions to prevent HIV by picturing a man sitting on a toilet with diarrhea, a symptom of HIV. He says that good unsafe sex is not worth what he is going through now. The url for this poster contains all four posters in a series entitled HIV Is No Picnic.

What You Need to Know About Tuberculosis

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This monograph is a flip-book is intended as a tool to assist the TB patient education process with English-speaking TB patients and their family members. Sitting across from one and other, or side by side, black and white pages are to be viewed by the healthcare professional, while color pages are to be viewed by the patient.

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