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Opportunistic Infections (OIs) in HIV/AIDS

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This poster summarizes the guidelines for prevention and treatment of selected opportunistic infections (OIs). It contains a table with available dosage forms and food requirements of drugs and discusses the most common OIs.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) in Pediatrics/Adolescents

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This poster was developed from a variety of resources and includes management of exposures, study findings related to exposure, important discussion points when assessing the exposed individual, recommended antiretroviral (ARV) regimens for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of HIV, ARV adverse effects, hepatitis B PEP, and hepatitis C post-exposure management.

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.

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.

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.

HCSP Fact Sheet: African Americans and Hepatitis C

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This information sheet states that there are clear differences in terms of chronicity, disease progression, and treatment response rates among different ethnic and racial groups with regard to hepatitis C virus (HCV), with the African American population the most pronounced. It says that African Americans are more likely to have been exposed to HCV and are less likely to resolve acute HCV infection compared to other racial/ethnic groups. The fact sheet gives information about HCV, disease progression, and treatment.

HCSP Fact Sheet: Alcohol and HCV

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This information sheet discusses why it is important to abstain from alcohol after being diagnosed with with hepatitis C virus (HCV), especially for patients undergoing antiviral therapy. It states that patients who drink during HCV treatment are less likely to clear the virus. The fact sheet gives tips to check for alcohol abuse and has a table with information on different types of liquor.

HCSP Fact Sheet: A Simple Guide to Reading an Abstract

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This information sheet focuses on tips for reading and understanding an abstract, which can be very challenging for most people. It states that there are usually seven pieces to an abstract, then breaks them down and gives hints on how to understand them. It includes a copy of an abstract to illustrate how to go through each section. The fact sheet is geared toward people with hepatitis.

HCSP Fact Sheet: HCV & Native American Peoples

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This information sheet discusses the prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) in the Native American population, which is believed to be higher than in the general population. It states that there have been very few research papers on Native Americans and hepatitis C and provides some basic statistics and discusses risk factors. It concludes more studies need to take place to understand the true prevalence in this population.

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