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Vajinoz Bakteryen – Fèy Enfòmasyon CDC

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This information sheet discusses bacterial vaginosis (BV), a condition in which the vagina experiences an overgrowth of certain bacteria, and which often causes pain, discharge, odor, and itching or burning. The information sheet provides statistics on the incidence of the disease in the U.S. and describes the signs and symptoms, complications, effect on a pregnant woman and her baby, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Bacterial vaginosis can increase a woman's susceptibility to HIV and her ability to transmit HIV to a partner.

[Bacterial Vaginosis - CDC Fact Sheet]

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This information sheet discusses bacterial vaginosis (BV), a condition in which the vagina experiences an overgrowth of certain bacteria, and which often causes pain, discharge, odor, and itching or burning. The information sheet provides statistics on the incidence of the disease in the U.S. and describes the signs and symptoms, complications, effect on a pregnant woman and her baby, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Bacterial vaginosis can increase a woman's susceptibility to HIV and her ability to transmit HIV to a partner.

HPV and Men - CDC Fact Sheet

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This information sheet discusses genital human papillomavirus (HPV) and men. It explains that most sexually active Americans will have the virus at some point in their lives and provides the signs and symptoms of HPV in men. The fact sheet also discusses transmission, health problems HPV can cause in men, HPV testing for men, treatments for HPV, ways for men to lower their chances of getting HPV, and whether the HPV vaccine can help men. The information sheet also discusses questions about having a partner with HPV. Contacts for further information are provided.

TB 101 para Ttrabajadores de la Salud

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TB 101 for Health Care Workers is a web-based course designed to educate newly hired health care workers about basic concepts related to TB prevention and control in the U.S. Continuing education (CE) is offered free of charge for various professions based on approximately 1 hour of instruction. Upon successful completion of the course, exam, and evaluation, a CE certificate will be issued by CDC Training and Continuing Education Online. This course is also available in English.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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