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Older and Wiser: Many Faces of HIV

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This booklet is a companion of a video DVD of the same name and is meant to make the general public aware of the HIV prevention and treatment needs faced by older adults, as well as dispel myths about older persons and sexual behavior. The booklet presents eight character profiles and should be used to: present factual information and talking points; serve as a guide to encourage long-term commitment to behavior change; encourage facilitator participation; cultivate critical thought and leadership skills.

Mayores y Mas Sabios: Los Muchos Rostros del VIH

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This booklet is a companion of a video DVD of the same name and is meant to make the general public aware of the HIV prevention and treatment needs faced by older adults, as well as dispel myths about older persons and sexual behavior. The booklet presents eight character profiles and should be used to: present factual information and talking points; serve as a guide to encourage long-term commitment to behavior change; encourage facilitator participation; cultivate critical thought and leadership skills.

What You Need to Know About Tuberculosis

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This monograph is a flip-book is intended as a tool to assist the TB patient education process with English-speaking TB patients and their family members. Sitting across from one and other, or side by side, black and white pages are to be viewed by the healthcare professional, while color pages are to be viewed by the patient.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Choosing a Medical Provider

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This information sheet gives tips to help hepatitis patients find a new doctor or other medical professional. It provides tips on what to say on the phone and how to research the doctor's background.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Maximizing Your Medical Appointments

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This information sheet provides 19 ideas for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) to maximize their doctor's appointments. Ideas include making a list of talking items beforehand, taking notes, bringing someone with you, asking a lot of questions, keeping an open mind, and describing symptoms clearly.

HCSP Fact Sheet: An Overview of Extrahepatic Manifestations of Hepatitis C

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This information sheet discusses extrahepatic manifestation, which means diseases or conditions that affect organs other than the liver when someone has hepatitis C virus (HCV). It explains how extrahepatic manifestations of hepatitis C can be found in the skin, eyes, joints, immune system, nervous system and kidneys. The fact sheet provides a list of these conditions and states that some of these conditions are more common and well-documented, while others are infrequent or their association with hepatitis C has not yet been proven.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Hepatitis A (HAV): What You Need to Know

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This information sheet describes hepatitis A, a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is a picornavirus that enters the blood stream via the intestines. It explains that HAV is the most common type of viral hepatitis in the United States with an estimated 3,000 new infections annually. It discusses prevention, transmission, symptoms, treatment and the HAV vaccine.

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