This pamphlet provides information about how to talk to a partner after an STD diagnosis. It discusses the need to communicate to partners; how to tell them; how to answer partners' questions; and how to provide further protection to themselves and their partners.
This pamphlet provides information for pregnant women in the form of responses to 10 questions about HIV. It discusses whether a pregnant woman needs to be tested for HIV and why, how the disease is transmitted from mother to baby, what can be done for a pregnant woman with HIV infection and for the baby, when should a pregnant woman begin prenatal care and the benefits of prenatal care, whether the pregnant woman should be tested for other STDs, how to prevent HIV, and what else a woman can do to stay healthy. The pamphlet also gives contact information for public health agencies.
This information sheet discusses the importance of adhering to an HIV treatment regimen. It lists steps that should be taken before beginning treatment to help the patient maintain adherence and suggestions to help the patient after beginning treatment. It advises contacting the doctor if adhering to treatment is a problem as the doctor may have other treatment options.
This information sheet discusses hepatitis B and sexual health. It explains hepatitis B virus infection; how the disease is transmitted, including transmission through sexual contact with an infected person; prevention; how it is diagnosed; and treatment.
This information sheet uses a question and answer format to provide general information about HIV antibody testing process. When HIV infects the body, the immune system produces antibodies to counteract this infection. It is these antibodies that are detected in the HIV testing process. The information sheet explains how people can get tested for HIV and when they should get tested.
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.
This poster provides information on hepatitis A, B, and C in both English and Spanish. It explains transmission, the seriousness of the diseases, their duration, effect on the body, symptoms, whether there is a vaccine, prevention, and diagnostic tests.
This information sheet discusses testing and diagnosing hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). It describes hepatitis C, a serious liver disease, and notes that some people do not know they have disease because they experience no symptoms. The information sheet explains hepatitis C transmission, who should be tested, why it is important to be tested, the blood test doctors use to diagnose HCV and the meaning of the test results, and where to find additional information.
This information sheet presents an overview of hepatitis A, including information on signs and symptoms, routes of transmission, complications and consequences, and prevention including getting a vaccine and avoiding certain behaviors. It explains that there is no known treatment to shorten the course of acute hepatitis A infection. Sources for additonal information are provided.
This report, based on a rapid community assessment, is meant to be a guide for improvements in HIV prevention, treatment,and supportive services for the Latino gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men in the Twin Cities metro area. The assessment was taken from from 22 interviews with Latino gay or bisexual men, and transgender women (Latino GBT), 13 of which were living with HIV/AIDS.