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Syphilis in Women

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Information sheet outlining important syphilis testing recommendations for women.

HIV and Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children

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This fact sheet highlights surveillance data among HIV and Pregnant Women. For women that are living with HIV, this fact sheet also provides key ways to reduce the risk for perinatal transmission.

Zika and Sex

This document is translated in spanish. It provides information and recommendations for men who have pregnant partners and live in or have recently travled to areas with the Zika virus.

Guideline: Updates on HIV and Infant Feeding

WHO guidelines on HIV and Infant Feeding in 2010 for the first time recommended the use of antiretroviral drugs to prevent postnatal transmission of HIV through breastfeeding. This resulted in a major change from an individualised counselling approach toward a public health approach regarding how maternal and child health services should routinely promote and support infant feeding practices among mothers living with HIV

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 Fact Sheet: An Overview of Women and HCV

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This information sheet discusses the difference between the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in women and in men. It states that women are more likely to clear the disease themselves, without treatment. The sheet also discusses how HCV is a silent disease, how it affects women, breastfeeding, and supplements.

Hepatitis C: Sex and Hepatitis C Virus

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C, a viral infection that affects the liver. It explains hepatitis C transmission; whether the disease can be spread to a sex partner, and reducing the chances of transmission through sexual contact; pregnancy and the risk of transmitting hepatitis C to the baby; preventing pregnancy while on treatment as the treatment can cause birth defects; and how to get more information.

[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.

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