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The Growing Threat of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea

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This session of Grand Rounds explored the development of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea as a growing public health concern because the United States gonorrhea control relies on effective antibiotic therapy. Topics discussed include Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infections and antimicrobial treatment: Public health context and challenges; Molecular basis of resistance and importance of the laboratory in detection of resistance; Tools to combat multidrug resistance; and What public health can do now and in the future.

Newly Diagnosed: Hepatitis C

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This pamphlet discusses hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) for the newly-diagnosed patient. It explains the disease including acute and chronic infection, its symptoms, effect on the liver, treatment including the two oral medications cleared by the Federal Drug Administration for patients with hepatitis C genotype 1, preventing transmission to others, treatment outcomes and complications of chronic HCV, and the outlook for people with chronic HCV. It includes a list of questions for the patient to ask his/her healthcare provider and a list of resources.

Medicare and HIV/AIDS

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This information sheet discusses Medicare coverage for people age 65 and older or younger people who are disabled by HIV. The information sheet explains Medicare benefits, eligibility, Medicare spending and caseload, and its future outlook. A profile of HIV/AIDS patients receiving Medicare is presented. Filling the gaps in Medicare coverage with Medicaid or other programs such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

Hepatitis C: General Information

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This information sheet provides general information about Hepatitis C. It explains that Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis C virus. The information sheet discusses the effect of Hepatitis C, acute and chronic forms of the disease, transmission, epidemiology, the seriousness of the disease, symptoms, diagnostic tests and who should be tested, treatment, and how people with Hepatitis C can take care of their liver. This information sheet is also available in B&W at: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/PDFs/HepCGeneralFactSheet-BW.pdf.

Hepatitis C: Informacion General

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This information sheet provides general information about Hepatitis C. It explains that Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis C virus. The information sheet discusses the effect of Hepatitis C, acute and chronic forms of the disease, transmission, epidemiology, the seriousness of the disease, symptoms, diagnostic tests and who should be tested, treatment, and how people with Hepatitis C can take care of their liver. This information sheet is also available in B&W at: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HCV/PDFs/HepCGeneralFactSheet-BW_sp.pdf.

1993 Revised Classification System for HIV Infection and Expanded Surveillance Case Definition for AIDS Among Adolescents and Adults

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This report contains CDC's revised classification system for HIV infection and AIDS among adolescents and adults. The definition replaces the system published by CDC in 1986 and contains the expanded AIDS surveillance case definition. Appendixes include equivalences for CD4+ T-lymphocyte count and percentage of total lymphocytes, conditions included in the 1993 AIDS surveillance case definition, definitive diagnostic methods for diseases indicative of AIDS, and suggested guidelines for presumptive diagnosis of diseases indicative of AIDS.

Preventing Infections From Pets: A Guide for People With HIV Infection

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This brochure provides information on the prevention of infections from pets for persons with HIV. Most persons with HIV can keep their pets but they should know the health risks associated with owning a pet or caring for animals. Animals may carry diseases that if passed to a person with HIV can result in diarrhea, brain infections, and skin lesions.

MMWR: Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis Among Foreign-Born Persons: Report of the Working Group on Tuberculosis Among Foreign-Born Persons

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This report reviews the new CDC guidelines about TB screening for immigrants and the medical treatment of infected persons. Recent immigration trends and the epidemiology of TB among immigrants is examined. The report discusses the prioritization of TB case finding, screening, and preventive therapy for immigrants in the overall elimination of TB in the United States. It includes recommendations to improve epidemiologic reporting on the federal, state, and local levels for foreign-born persons in the US.

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