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Evaluation and Treatment of Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis: Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines

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This report presents guidelines for diagnosing, evaluating, and treating hepatitis C in persons incarcerated in Federal government prisons. It explains the transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV), acute HCV infection and its treatment; chronic HCV infection; and a stepwise approach for detecting, evaluating, and treating chronic HCV infection. It discusses the direct-acting antiviral agents for treatment of chronic HCV infection that were FDA approved in May 2011, and their use, the indications and contraindications for triple therapy, managing side effects, and monitoring treatment response.

Alto a la Tuberculosis

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This Stop TB poster describes how TB is spread and the difference between latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. It contains numbered pictures with seven steps of transmission and progression to TB, treatment for LTBI to prevent TB disease, and the importance of taking medicine for TB disease.

Stop TB

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This Stop TB poster describes how TB is spread and the difference between latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. It contains numbered pictures with seven steps of transmission and progression to TB, treatment for LTBI to prevent TB disease, and the importance of taking medicine for TB disease.

Alto a la Tuberculosis

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This Stop TB poster describes how TB is spread and the difference between latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. It contains numbered pictures with seven steps of transmission and progression to TB, treatment for LTBI to prevent TB disease, and the importance of taking medicine for TB disease.

Stop TB

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This Stop TB poster describes how TB is spread and the difference between latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. It contains numbered pictures with seven steps of transmission and progression to TB, treatment for LTBI to prevent TB disease, and the importance of taking medicine for TB disease.

3 Facts You Should Know About Hepatitis C

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This poster states three important facts people should know about hepatitis C: it's a leading cause of liver cancer, millions of Americans have it, but don't know it, and treatments can eliminate the virus. The poster advises individuals to talk to their doctor about getting tested. The poster is also available in a smaller size, 26" x 36", at http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/media/pdfs/poster-facts24x36.pdf.

3 Facts You Should Know About Hepatitis C

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This poster states three important facts people should know about hepatitis C: it's a leading cause of liver cancer, millions of Americans have it, but don't know it, and treatments can eliminate the virus. The poster advises individuals to talk to their doctor about getting tested. The poster is also available in a smaller size, 8.5" x 11", at http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/Media/PDFs/Poster-Facts.pdf.

New Therapies for Hepatitis C

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This pamphlet discusses the new drug treatments for chronic hepatitis C. It describes the drugs boceprevir and telaprevir, which were approved by the US Food and Drug administration for treatment of chronic hepatitis C.

Adverse Events of Antiretroviral Drugs

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This internet electronic file discusses side effects of antiretroviral therapy for persons with HIV. The file provides information in table form on the most common adverse events for each of the five types of antiretroviral drugs.

Tuberculosis (TB) Facts: TB and HIV/AIDS

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This fact sheet discusses TB and how it is affected by the HIV. It defines TB and explains the difference between TB infection and latent TB infection. The fact sheet advises that HIV weakens the immune system increasing the chance that in people with HIV and latent TB, the TB germs will become active and attack the body causing TB disease. It emphasizes the importance of TB treatment and taking the TB drugs as prescribed.

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