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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.

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.

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.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Being a Positive Mother

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This information sheet provides information about pregnancy for women who have hepatitis C. It addresses situations for women considering pregnancy, women currently pregnant, and women who already have children.

HCSP Guides: Hepatitis C: Support Group Handbook

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This handbook is meant to help people work through the difficulty of being diagnosed with the hepatitis C (HCV) and turn that knowledge into ways to help people with HCV by starting a support group. It provides many practical ideas to consider while creating and maintaining a support group.

HIV Treatment Cascade by Public Health Area, 2013

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This report provides graphs that demonstrate the continuum of HIV care among persons with HIV in Alabama in 2013. Categories include the estimated number of people with HIV, those diagnosed, those linked to care, those retained in care, and those with a suppressed viral load in both the state and in each public health zone.

Clinician's Guide to HIV & Hepatitis

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This monograph is a that guide that is intended to provide a basic overview of the management of viral hepatitis for clinicians who care for HIV-infected. The guide describes each type of hepatitis, modes of transmission, medications, and testing. It is not intended to be all-inclusive or take the place of established guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis C: General Information

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This information sheet is a general FAQ that features answers to posed questions. Questions include: What is hepatitis C?; How is hepatitis C spread?; What are the effects of hepatitis C?; How will I know if I have hepatitis C?; and Is there a treatment for hepatitis C?

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