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Tuberculosis in Women

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This information sheet discusses the burden and challenges of TB in women. It states that TB is the second leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide.

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.

Tuberculosis Facts - Exposure to TB

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This information sheet provides general information about TB is, how someone can be exposed and how to test for TB. It explains that TB is spread through the air after someone with TB disease sneezes, coughs, speaks, laughs, or sings. Latent TB infection is when TB germs live in the body without making the individual sick. If the germs become active, they cause TB disease. The two tests used to help detect TB are the skin test and a special TB blood test. Other tests include chest X-ray and sputum test.

A Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation for Collaborative TB/HIV Activities

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This monograph is a guide to monitoring and evaluating the collaborative TB/HIV activities. It presents a rationale for collaborative activities, an overview of monitoring indicators, methods of collecting standardized data, and help in interpreting and disseminating the data. It argues for consistency in the way collaborative activities are performed and data collected. The guide presents a core set of internationally accepted and standardized indicators for measuring and evaluating performance.

Tuberculosis: Handbook for School Nurses

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This handbook provides information concerning the role of school nurses in the prevention, testing, and medical treatment of students with TB. The handbook is divided into three sections: TB Fundamentals with a particular focus on school-aged children; Applying TB Fundamentals in the school setting, which covers issues related to medication administration, treatment adherence, and directly observed therapy (DOT) in the school setting; and Appendices that include risk assessment guidelines, medication side effects, and templates for record keeping.

World TB Day March 24: Stop TB in My Lifetime

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This poster contains a multi-cultural group of people, all in white t-shirts, to promote World TB Day March 24. World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB and to support the worldwide fight against TB.

Stop TB in My Lifetime: World TB Day March 24

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This poster with differently sized pictures of people of various races and ages, promotes World TB Day March 24. World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB and to support the worldwide fight against TB.

Stop TB in My Lifetime: World TB Day March 24

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This poster with headshots of people of various race and ages, promotes World TB Day March 24. World TB Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about TB and to support the worldwide fight against TB.

Tuberculosis in the United States: National Tuberculosis Surveillance System Highlights from 2012

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This slide set provides surveillance data on the incidence of TB in the United States in 2012. The slides report various statistics, including reported TB cases from 1982 through 2012, TB morbidity 2007-2012, and TB case rates 2012, primary anti-TB drug resistance, primary MDR TB, HIV test results in persons with TB, HIV coinfection in persons reported with TB, completion of TB therapy, etc. These statistics are reported by age, sex, race/ethnicity, in U.S.-born vs. foreign-born persons.

A New Tool to Diagnose Tuberculosis: The Xpert MTB/RIF Assay

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This information sheet discusses the Xpert MTB/RIF Assay for diagnosing TB. It explains that the new test is a nucleic acid amplification test that diagnoses TB in less than 2 hours and can also determine resistance to rifampin, one of the drugs used to treat TB. The information sheet describes how the Xpert MTB/RIF assay works, its advantages, how the results should be interpreted, what it means if RIF resistance is detected, not detected, or is indeterminate. Addresses for additional information are provided.

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