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HIV Antibody Testing

Analisis del VIH

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This information sheet uses a question and answer format to provide general information about HIV antibody testing process. When HIV infects the body, the immune system produces antibodies to counteract this infection. It is these antibodies that are detected in the HIV testing process. The information sheet explains how people can get tested for HIV and when they should get tested.

Baltimore City HIV Counseling and Testing Sites

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This pamphlet is an easy-to-read reference guide of locations within Baltimore that provide testing for HIV and syphilis. It provides clinic addresses, phone numbers, hours of operation, and additional references.

Increases in Unsafe Sex and Rectal Gonorrhea Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- San Francisco, CA, 1994-1997

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This journal discusses a range of issues related to STDs and HIV/AIDS. It analyzes a study that shows an increase in unprotected sex and rectal gonorrhea among gay men in San Francisco, CA. It provides statistical data from this study and discusses data collection methodology. The serial examines another study used to determine the frequency with which people get tested or are willing to be tested for HIV, and analyzes the results.

HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing: A Gateway to Prevention

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This monograph presents five case studies of programs in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe that used voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) to control the spread of HIV. The monograph describes how the programs used VCT to help prevent perinatal HIV transmission, TB, and HIV transmission among adolescents and general populations. It also discusses general VCT approaches and issues related to program development, administration, and evaluation.

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing During Labor and Delivery for Women of Unknown HIV Status: A Practical Guide and Model Protocol

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This report offers guidance and practical tips to clinicians, laboratorians, hospital administrators and policy makers who are planning and implementing a program for HIV testing during labor and delivery for women of unknown HIV status. It also provides the general structure of a model rapid HIV testing protocol that can be adapted by staff at facilities that seek to implement rapid testing during labor and delivery.

Important News For New Mothers About Your Baby's HIV Test

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This pamphlet discusses HIV testing for newborn infants. It explains that the state of New York requires all babies to be tested. The pamphlet also explains when the mother will receive the results of the test, how a baby can get HIV, the meaning of a positive test for a baby, what happens for a mother who has HIV, and for a baby who has HIV. The pamphlet emphasizes that the results of the baby’s HIV test are confidential and that doctors can only share that information with others who are providing health care.

Noticias Importantes: Para Madres Nuevas Sobre la Prueba VIH de su Bebe

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This pamphlet discusses HIV testing for newborn infants. It explains that the state of New York requires all babies to be tested. The pamphlet also explains when the mother will receive the results of the test, how a baby can get HIV, the meaning of a positive test for a baby, what happens for a mother who has HIV, and for a baby who has HIV. The pamphlet emphasizes that the results of the baby’s HIV test are confidential and that doctors can only share that information with others who are providing health care. A positive result is also confidentially reported to the state health department.

Informations Importantes: Pour les Nouvelles Mamans Concernant le Depistage du Virus VIH Chez Votre Bebe

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This pamphlet discusses HIV testing for newborn infants. It explains that the state of New York requires all babies to be tested. The pamphlet also explains when the mother will receive the results of the test, how a baby can get HIV, the meaning of a positive test for a baby, what happens for a mother who has HIV, and for a baby who has HIV. The pamphlet emphasizes that the results of the baby’s HIV test are confidential and that doctors can only share that information with others who are providing health care.

Interim WHO Clinical Staging of HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS Case Definitions for Surveillance: African Region

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This report presents an interim World Health Organization (WHO) clinical staging system and case definitions for HIV/AIDS. This staging system is a revision of the WHO 1994 clinical staging system and AIDS case definitions. The revisions are designed to strengthen clinical staging and case definitions for adults and children; simplify and standardize definitions for use by health providers; and improve patient management, monitoring, and surveillance.

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