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Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions

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This information sheet explains to physicians how to interpret HCV test results. It uses a table format to list the HCV result, whether positive or negative, whether an anti-HCV supplemental test is needed, which supplemental test should be used, the interpretation of the supplemental test to determine whether the patient is HCV positive or negative, and the follow-up action to be taken if additional testing or evaluation is needed.

Latent Tuberculosis Infection: A Guide for Primary Health Care Providers

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This pamphlet is a guide for primary care providers who treat individuals and populations that may be at risk for latent TB infection (LTBI). It is not a substitute for the guidelines on testing and treating LTBI, but is a ready and useful reference that highlights the main points of the guidelines. LTBI is the presence of the TB bacterium in the body without signs and symptoms or radiographic or bacteriologic evidence of TB disease. Unless People with LTBI receive proper treatment, they may develop TB disease at some point in their life.

Recommended Testing Sequence for Identifying Current Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection

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This card contains a flowchart, which outlines the various courses of action a physician should take after receiving a patient's anti-hepatitis C test results. The chart indicates no action after a negative HCV test and three different actions if the test is positive. It also advises when to stop the additional testing, when to continue, and when to have the patient medically evaluated for active infection and liver disease.

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

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This report updates US Public Health Service recommendations for the management of health-care personnel (HCP) who have occupational exposure to blood and/or other body fluids that might contain HIV. The principles of exposure management remain unchanged, but recommended HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens and the duration of HIV follow-up testing for exposed personnel have been updated.

Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to Human Immunodeficiency Virus 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 experience occupational exposure to blood and/or other body fluids that might contain human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although the principles of exposure management have not changed, recommended HIV postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) regimens and the duration of HIV follow-up testing for exposed personnel have been updated.

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Recommendations from CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

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This report updates the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections (OIs) in adults and adolescents infected with HIV. The guidelines were developed by a panel of specialists from the United States government and academic institutions and are intended for use by clinicians and other health care providers, HIV-infected patients, and policy makers in the United States. They address OIs that occur in the United States and five OIs that might be acquired during international travel.

MMWR: Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

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This report summarizes the epidemiology of human papillomavirus (HPV) and associated diseases, describes the licensed HPV vaccines, provides updated data from clinical trials and postlicensure safety studies, and compiles recommendations from CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for use of HPV vaccines. Persistent infection with oncogenic HPV types can cause cervical cancer in women as well as other anogenital and oropharyngeal cancers in women and men. HPV also causes genital warts.

Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis: Updated 2014-2016

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This report is a cross-agency action plan to confront the significant cause of viral hepatitis morbidity and mortality. Multiple federal agencies identified strategic actions to be undertaken beginning in 2014 and continuing through 2016. This report is meant to articulate robust and dynamic steps for improving viral hepatitis prevention and the care and treatment available to infected individuals.

Partner Services Providers: Quick Guide

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This pamphlet provides recommendations for providing services to partners of individuals infected with STDs, HIV, hepatitis, and TB. It provides suggested questions for different diseases, information about the diseases, treatment information, safety tips, and a list of investigative internet sources.

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