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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.

MMWR: Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

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This report discusses the hepatitis C virus (HCV), how it is treated, and how it can be prevented. The report examines the epidemiology of HCV. It discusses the screening tests, history, general treatment, and postexposure prophylaxis for HCV. The report explains the ways that HCV can be transmitted from person to person and how the virus can be spread through bodily fluid. It identifies the most serious high risk behaviors such as injection drug use and certain sexual practices. The report cites the risks associated with health care work.

Social Support Services for Tuberculosis Clients

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Because TB treatment is inextricably involved in a host of psychological, social, and economic problems, this manual was developed to help providers establish and enhance social support services in a TB clinic. The purpose of the manual is to help the worker establish social services, develop a therapeutic alliance with clients, create an intake form to identify barriers to TB treatment and formulate goals to reduce those barriers and to increase client functioning, counsel and help clients achieve their goals, form support groups, and lead or participate in case management.

MMWR: Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

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This report updates previous US Public Health Service recommendations for the management of health-care personnel (HCP) who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that may contain Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV/AIDS. It contains recommendations for Hepatitis B Virus postexposure management including initiation of hepatitis B vaccine series to any susceptible, unvaccinated person who sustains blood or body fluid exposure. Guidance is provided to clinicians and exposed HCP for selecting the appropriate HBV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP).

National Hepatitis C Prevention Strategy

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This comprehensive plan for health care professionals and policy makers addresses the prevention and control of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and its consequences. This strategy strives to protect the public's health by outlining guidelines for prevention and control of HCV infection, providing credible information on hepatitis C to enhance healthy decisions and promoting healthy living through strong partnerships with national, state, and local organizations in both the public and private sectors.

Benh Lao TB: Quy vii Can Dieu Tri de Khoi Benh

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This pamphlet uses a question and answer format to provide information on TB disease. It explains what TB is, how it is transmitted, the symptoms of TB, and what a person needs to know about TB medicines.

TB Disease: You Need Treatment to Make You Well

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This pamphlet uses a question and answer format to provide information on TB disease. It explains what TB is, how it is transmitted, the symptoms of TB, and what a person needs to know about TB medicines.

[TB Disease: You Need Treatment to Make You Well]

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This pamphlet uses a question and answer format to provide information on TB disease. It explains what TB is, how it is transmitted, the symptoms of TB, and what a person needs to know about TB medicines.

[TB Disease: You Need Treatment to Make You Well]

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This pamphlet uses a question and answer format to provide information on TB disease. It explains what TB is, how it is transmitted, the symptoms of TB, and what a person needs to know about TB medicines.

Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating Pregnant Women and Preventing HIV Infection in Infants: Guidelines on Care, Treatment and Support for Women Living With HIV/AIDS and Their Children in Resource-Constrained Settings

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This monograph presents guidelines for the use of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in pregnant women and for preventing perinatal transmission of HIV to their infants and summarizes programmatic considerations and scientific rationale behind the guidelines. The monograph includes recommendations for ARV treatment for pregnant women and women of childbearing age.

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