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National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020

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This report is an updated Strategy that looks ahead to 2020 and spells out the U.S. goals and objectives for the prevention and elimination of HIV infection. The Strategy has four main goals: 1) reducing new HIV infections; 2) increasing access to care and improving health health outcomes for people living with HIV; 3) reducing HIV-related health disparities and health inequities; and 4) achieving a more coordinated national response to the HIV epidemic.

HIV Treatment Cascade by Public Health Area, 2013

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This report provides graphs that demonstrate the continuum of HIV care among persons with HIV in Alabama in 2013. Categories include the estimated number of people with HIV, those diagnosed, those linked to care, those retained in care, and those with a suppressed viral load in both the state and in each public health zone.

Hepatitis C: Clinical Trials and Hepatitis C Treatment

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This information sheet explains how to get treatment through a clinical trial for the hepatitis C virus. It explains how clinical trials work and what the different types of clinical trials are. It discusses informed consent, cost, how to find clinical trials, and the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial.

Hepatitis C: Coping with Hepatitis C: Alternative Treatments

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This information sheet urges people with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) who want to try alternative treatments to follow these guidelines. Patients are encouraged to: check with their doctor first; see an expert; and beware of false promises. Talk to people who have been to an alternative treatment expert in the past to be sure the expert has a good reputation, licenses, and certificates. False promises, such as certain herbal remedies, supplements, certain vitamins, or "natural" medicines, can be very dangerous for people with HCV because they may hurt the liver.

Hepatitis Patient Education Wallet Cards

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This set of 10 different two-sided wallet cards provides useful tips on ways hepatitis patients can take care of their health. Cards include: Ways You Can Get Hepatitis C; Ways You Can't Get Hepatitis C; If You Have Hepatitis C, DO; If You Have Hepatitis C, DON'T; If You Need to Cut Down or Stop/Hepatitis C and Alcohol; Diet and Medication Tips; Exercise Makes a Difference; Tips for Good Sleep; Hepatitis A Virus; and Hepatitis B Virus.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Advocates and Activists Needed!

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This information sheet discusses the difference between advocates and activists and discusses the ways both are needed in the hepatitis C virus (HCV) community to bring more awareness to testing, prevention, and treatment.

HCSP Fact Sheet: An Overview of Women and HCV

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This information sheet discusses the difference between the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in women and in men. It states that women are more likely to clear the disease themselves, without treatment. The sheet also discusses how HCV is a silent disease, how it affects women, breastfeeding, and supplements.

State Policies in Brief: Minors' Access to STI Services

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This information sheet provides an overview of states’ policies on allowing minors to consent to health care, including care related to sexual activity and testing and treatment for STDs and HIV. It provides a table showing which states allow such consent and which states allow physicians to inform parents their children are requesting STD services.

NCHHSTP Strategic Plan Through 2020

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This report is essentially a blueprint on how the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention will achieve its goals to eradicate the diseases they focus on. The report discusses goals, which align with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, to reduce incidence, health disparities, morbidity, and mortality. The 8-page Executive Summary is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/docs/NCHHSTP-Strat-Plan-2020-Exec-Summary-508.pdf.

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