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STD Partner Notification: What If I've Been Exposed to an STD?

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This pamphlet provides information to people who have been notified they have been exposed to an STD. It discusses the difference between being exposed and being infected; what to do if infected; what kinds of tests should be taken; and how to protect themselves and their partners.

Notificación Sobre ETS a Parejas: ¿Y en Cuanto a Sus Parejas?

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This pamphlet provides information about how to talk to a partner after an STD diagnosis. It discusses the need to communicate to partners; how to tell them; how to answer partners' questions; and how to provide further protection to themselves and their partners.

STD Partner Notification: What About Your Partners?

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This pamphlet provides information about how to talk to a partner after an STD diagnosis. It discusses the need to communicate to partners; how to tell them; how to answer partners' questions; and how to provide further protection to themselves and their partners.

Tuberculosis Facts - Exposure to TB

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This information sheet provides general information about TB is, how someone can be exposed and how to test for TB. It explains that TB is spread through the air after someone with TB disease sneezes, coughs, speaks, laughs, or sings. Latent TB infection is when TB germs live in the body without making the individual sick. If the germs become active, they cause TB disease. The two tests used to help detect TB are the skin test and a special TB blood test. Other tests include chest X-ray and sputum test.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Overview of HCV Disease Progression

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This fact sheet provides information about the progression of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from an acute infection to a chronic infection. It talks about symptoms, complications, fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver transplants, and treatments.

HIV/AIDS in Urban and Nonurban Areas of the United States; HIV/AIDS Surveillance Supplemental Report

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This report focuses on the geographic distribution of HIV/AIDS in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the United States. Over 85% of cumulative adult/adolescent AIDS cases have been reported from large metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and approximately 6% from nonmetropolitan areas. In 1999, 82% were reported from large MSAs, and 7% from nonmetropolitan areas. In contrast, 62% of the general adult population of the United States lives in large metropolitan areas, 17% in medium size metropolitan areas, and 20% of the population lives in nonmetropolitan areas.

MMWR: Cluster of Tuberculosis Cases Among Exotic Dancers and Their Close Contacts--Kansas, 1994-2000

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This report describes the results of the investigation by two health departments and the CDC of TB cases that occurred from 1994 to 2000 among women working as exotic dancers and persons who were close contacts of the dancers. This report describes the results of the investigation and illustrates the need for early identification of TB clusters through ongoing surveillance and resources for health departments to respond rapidly to TB outbreaks.

MMWR: Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

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This report describes the use and potential efficacy of nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis (nPEP) to prevent infection from HIV, for persons exposed to blood, genital secretions, or other potentially infectious body fluids, and presents guidelines for the use of nPEP in the US. The report considers the benefits of nPEP using data from animal studies, perinatal clinical trials, studies of health care workers after occupational exposure, and observational studies.

Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC: Guidelines for Using the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Test for Detecting

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This report presents the first statement issued jointly by the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC. It was drafted by a working group consisting of members from both organizations on the basis of a review of relevant epidemiologic and other scientific studies and established practices in conducting contact investigations. This statement provides expanded guidelines concerning the investigation of TB exposure and transmission and prevention of future cases of TB through contact investigations.

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