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HIV/AIDS and the Workplace

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This information sheet provides general information about HIV/AIDS and how to deal with situations concerning HIV/AIDS in the workplace. The information sheet explains how HIV/AIDS is and is not transmitted. Since most of the behaviors that are high risk for HIV are not practiced in the workplace there is little risk of acquiring HIV at work. It lists ways to avoid HIV infection in the workplace and in personal life. It also reminds individuals that people with HIV/AIDS are susceptible to common viruses like the cold or flu virus and that they need support, caring, and understanding.

TB/HIV: HIV-Associated Tuberculosis

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This information sheet discusses the challenges and key issues of the co-infection of TB and HIV. It states that TB is the leading cause of the death among people with HIV.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Know Your Status

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This information sheet encourages Native Americans to know their HIV status by getting tested. It states that HIV rates for American Indians and Alaska Natives have increased in recent years, while the same time frame found decreases in most other racial and ethnic groups.

What Is AIDS?

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This information sheet provides general information about HIV/AIDS. It distinguishes between HIV and AIDS and lists methods of transmission, including having unprotected sex with an infected person, sharing needles for injection drug use with infected persons, and being infected during pregnancy. It explains what happens to the body once infected with HIV, how HIV and AIDS are diagnosed, and how HIV is treated.

Que Es el SIDA?

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This fact sheet provides general information about the HIV/AIDS. It distinguishes between HIV and AIDS and lists methods of transmission including having unprotected sex with an infected person, sharing needles for injection drug use with infected persons, and being infected during pregnancy. It describes what happens to the body once infected with HIV, how AIDS is diagnosed, and how HIV is treated. It discusses how persons with AIDS often develop opportunisitc infections including pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), Kaposi's sarcoma, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and candida.

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.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet

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This fact sheet gives statistics on HIV/AIDS in the American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian populations. It also compares HIV rates to other ethnic groups, as well as talks about HIV in Native children and HIV testing efforts.

Recommendations for Inclusive Data Collection of Trans People in HIV Prevention, Care & Services

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This report provides guidelines for collecting data on transgender persons, for the purpose of HIV prevention and care and treatment services. The report defines transgender (trans) and discusses the epidemiology of HIV among transgender women. It contends that current methods of data collecting ignore trans women and results in a lack of knowledge, comfort, and skill among health and social service providers who work with trans clients and patients.

HIV Testing in the United States

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This information sheet provides data on HIV testing in the United States. It states that early knowledge of HIV status reduces morbidity and mortality because people modify behavior to reduce transmission. Early knowledge also links people with HIV to medical care and services.

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