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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Planning Council and Planning Body Technical Assistance (TA) Cooperative Agreement

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This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS (RWHAP) Program Part A Planning Council and Planning Body Technical Assistance (TA) Cooperative Agreement. The goal of this cooperative agreement is to provide comprehensive technical assistance to RWHAP Part A Planning Councils and Planning Bodies (Planning Councils/Bodies) to enable them to enhance their abilities to successfully meet legislative responsibilities.

MMWR: HIV Infection Among Partners of HIV-Infected Black Men Who Have Sex With Men – North Carolina, 2011-2013

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This report examined results of a prospective partner series study conducted in North Carolina and of an in depth evaluation of one of the partner networks. The approach for partner services used involved contacting partners of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV infection and using sexual and social networks and molecular phylogenetic data to improve the continuum of HIV care among black men who have sex with men (MSM). Partner services were provided to 30 black HIV infected MSM who named 95 sex partners and social contacts of whom 39 previously had been diagnosed with HIV infection.

NCHHSTP Strategic Plan Through 2020

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This report is essentially a blueprint on how the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention will achieve its goals to eradicate the diseases they focus on. The report discusses goals, which align with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, to reduce incidence, health disparities, morbidity, and mortality. The 8-page Executive Summary is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/docs/NCHHSTP-Strat-Plan-2020-Exec-Summary-508.pdf.

5 Positives to HIV Care + Treatment

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This infographic is part of the new awareness campaign, HIV Treatment Works, that shows how people living with HIV have overcome barriers to get in care and stay on treatment. The campaign is a part of Act Against AIDS, which raises awareness and fights stigma by sharing personal stories. This infographic features five positives that will come from HIV treatment, including: choices, safer sex, birthdays (live longer), family, hope.

HIV Treatment Works: Live a Longer, Healthier LIfe

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This infographic is part of the new awareness campaign, HIV Treatment Works, that shows how people living with HIV have overcome barriers to get in care and stay on treatment. The campaign is a part of Act Against AIDS, which raises awareness and fights stigma by sharing personal stories. This infographic urges persons with HIV to seek health care services, stay in care, live well, and don't let HIV define you.

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.

Medicare and HIV/AIDS

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This information sheet discusses Medicare coverage for people age 65 and older or younger people who are disabled by HIV. The information sheet explains Medicare benefits, eligibility, Medicare spending and caseload, and its future outlook. A profile of HIV/AIDS patients receiving Medicare is presented. Filling the gaps in Medicare coverage with Medicaid or other programs such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

MMWR: Clinical Update: Impact of HIV Protease Inhibitors on the Treatment of HIV - Infected Tuberculosis Patients With Rifampin

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This report describes approaches for managing patients with TB who are candidates for or who are undergoing protease inhibitor therapy and presents interim recommendations for managing these patients until additional data are available and formal guidelines are issued. Protease inhibitors interact with rifamycin derivatives, which are used to treat and prevent the mycobacterial infections commonly observed in patients with the HIV. The report provides background information on the management of TB and the three treatment options currently available for these patients.

Preventing Infections From Pets: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

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This brochure provides information on the prevention of infections from pets for persons with HIV. Most persons with HIV can keep their pets but they should know the health risks associated with owning a pet or caring for animals. Animals may carry diseases that if passed to a person with HIV can result in diarrhea, brain infections, and skin lesions.

HIV-Related Opportunistic Diseases

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This report provides information about opportunistic infections (OIs) among persons with HIV. It discusses the causes, effects, and treatments available and includes a comparison of costs of treatment and prophylaxis for the most common OIs. It provides recommendations to improve healthcare and prevent OIs among HIV-positive persons.

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