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Fenced In: HIV/AIDS in the US Criminal Justice System

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This report discusses the structural barriers in correctional facilities when dealing with HIV and inmates. It states that four times as many people in prison have HIV than in the general population, which is a concern for everyone, not just those in prison.

Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention Among Health Care Workers

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This information sheet provides recommendations from the CDC regarding the prevention of occupational transmission of HIV to health care workers (HCWs). The primary means of preventing the HCW's occupational exposure to HIV is to follow infection control precautions with the assumption that the blood and other body fluids from all patients are potentially infectious. Plans for postexposure management of HCWs should be in place, and the administration of antiretroviral drugs as postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) should be considered.

HIV/AIDS Basic Training for Jail Providers: An Online Self Study

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This online HIV 101 training course if for nurses who work in jails and provides free continuing education units. Training topics include: global and local epidemiology, HIV/AIDS terminology, how HIV is transmitted and prevented, stigma related to HIV and incarceration, how to screen for HIV infection, HIV treatment, standard precautions for jail settings, and practical implementation information from your SF jail colleagues.

Optimizing Treatment and Treatment as Prevention (TasP): Qualitative Research Report

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This report reflects the findings of qualitative research completed to explore knowledge, benefits, barriers, and other factors that influence HIV treatment and focusedg on one of the key recommendations that resulted from a previous round of research: improving treatment literacy (including treatment as prevention or TasP). This research was comprised of two focus groups and two community forums, which took place in Washington D.C.

Understanding the Basics: HIV Prevention Community Planning

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This report is a guide to help explain the basic concepts of HIV Prevention Community Planning. It is not intended to be a comprehensive document, but rather a general guide that discusses the history of community planning, 15 principles for best practices, nine steps of community planning, and the importance of community planning groups and technical assistance.

Diarrhea: HIV Is No Picnic

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This poster encourages individuals to take precautions to prevent HIV by picturing a man sitting on a toilet with diarrhea, a symptom of HIV. He says that good unsafe sex is not worth what he is going through now. The url for this poster contains all four posters in a series entitled HIV Is No Picnic.

It's Your Future. You Can Protect It.

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This poster encourages teens who is sexually active to always use condoms, along with another form of birth control, to prevent pregnancy. It also encourages condom use to prevent transmission of STDs and HIV.

Older and Wiser: Many Faces of HIV

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This booklet is a companion of a video DVD of the same name and is meant to make the general public aware of the HIV prevention and treatment needs faced by older adults, as well as dispel myths about older persons and sexual behavior. The booklet presents eight character profiles and should be used to: present factual information and talking points; serve as a guide to encourage long-term commitment to behavior change; encourage facilitator participation; cultivate critical thought and leadership skills.

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