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HIV Prevention Goes Social: Using Social Media to Create, Connect, and Come Together

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This social media toolkit was created to address the way people get their information today, specifically using online communications. The toolkit states that media is reshaping the way health information is delivered and aims to introduce concepts that underlie social media as well as discuss a strategic approach to integrate social media into existing efforts.

Easy C Facts: The Liver

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This information sheet discusses the liver and its importance to the body. It describes how the liver acts as a filter for everything that an individual eats, drinks, or breathes in and how some things, such as alcohol, street drugs, and smoke, cause liver damage. It also explains that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause scarring to the liver and over a long period of time can cause the liver to not function properly. The information sheet provides tips to keep the liver healthy.

Easy C Facts: What Are Drug Interactions?

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This information sheet discusses drug interactions, specifically drug interactions with medications for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, including interactions between drugs and herbal medications and drug-drug interactions. It also discusses food and drink interactions and overdosing.

Easy C Facts: What is Hepatitis A?

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis A virus (HAV). It explains how it is transmitted, its symptoms, and prevention, including getting the hepatitis A vaccination.

Congenital Syphilis in Texas

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This information sheet discusses congenital syphilis, what it is, how big the problem is in Texas, how to test for it, reporting requirements, and treatment.

Hepatitis C in Texas

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This information sheet discusses hepatitis C, how it's spread, co-infection with HIV, statistics of hepatitis C in Texas, how it's prevented, how it's treated, and the cost of treatment.

HIV Among Blacks in Texas

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This information sheet discusses the disproportionate HIV rates in the African American community in Texas. It also talks about treatment, awareness of the epidemic, and what is being done to combat further transmission.

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 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.

Expedited Partner Therapy

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This information sheet discusses expedited partner therapy in Texas, which is the practice of treating sex partners of heterosexual patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea without an exam from a health care provider.

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