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Expanding Malawi HIV/AIDS Prevention with Local Organizations Working for an Effective Epidemic Response (EMPOWER

EMPOWER is a five-year program with the goal of preventing new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections in targeted populations in PEPFAR priority districts in Malawi. EMPOWER will strive to increase use of proven, high impact, HIV prevention interventions by high-risk and underserved populations. A further objective is to identify undiagnosed HIV-infected persons (HIV case-finding) and link them to life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART). 

Adherencia al Regimen Terapeutico Para el VIH

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This information sheet discusses the importance of adhering to an HIV treatment regimen. It lists steps that should be taken before beginning treatment to help the patient maintain adherence and suggestions to help the patient after beginning treatment. It advises contacting the doctor if adhering to treatment is a problem as the doctor may have other treatment options.

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.

HIV/AIDS in the Lives of Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States

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This report summarizes the findings of survey of gay and bisexual men in the U.S. that focused on their attitudes, knowledge, and experiences with HIV/AIDS and new HIV therapies. The study was conducted to find out what gay and bisexual men knew and thought about HIV, new treatments, and the obstacles to taking them.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in Pediatrics/Adolescents

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This poster was developed from a variety of resources and includes management of exposures, study findings related to exposure, important discussion points when assessing the exposed individual, recommended antiretroviral (ARV) regimens for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of HIV, ARV adverse effects, hepatitis B PEP, and hepatitis C post-exposure management.

Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV/AIDS

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This poster summarizes the guidelines for prevention and treatment of selected opportunistic infections (OIs). It contains a table with available dosage forms and food requirements of drugs and discusses the most common OIs.

MMWR: Updated Guidelines for the Use of Rifabutin or Rifampin for the Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosis Among HIV-Infected Patients Taking Protease Inhibitors or Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors

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This report presents updated data pertaining to drug-drug-interactions between protease inhibitors and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) for treatment of HIV and rifamycins for the treatment of TB. The notice also presents recommendations for the use of these drugs. New data indicate that rifampin can be used for the treatment of active TB in three situations.

Handbook on Access to HIV/AIDS-Related Treatment: A Collection of Information, Tools and Resources for NGOs, CBOs and PLWHA Groups

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This monograph seeks to build practical skills for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and groups of people living with HIV that are responding to HIV/AIDS in developing countries. It is designed to help NGOs, CBOs, and PLWHA groups improve the quality of their work on HIV/AIDS-related treatment. Chapter one helps groups understand key terms, links between HIV/AIDS-related treatment and HIV prevention, factors affecting access to HIV/AIDS-related treatment, and barriers to treatment access. Chapter two focuses on the foundations of treatment.

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