AIDS and STI (General Documents)

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What UN Staff in Latin America and the Caribbean need to say about the HIV epidemic
This document was produced for the UN staff in Latin America and the Caribbean at the request of the Regional Directors Group. It aims to help the UN system speak with one voice while addressing the HIV epidemic in the region.(10/Apr/2006)
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Priorities in Health
Two overarching themes emerge from the extensive research and analyses in this World Bank publication: (1) Current resources can yield substantial health gains if knowledge of cost-effective interventions were applied more fully. (2) Additional resources are needed in low-income countries to minimize the glaring inequities in health care. Increased resources would provide highly-effective interventions, expand research, and extend basic health coverage to more people. WHO contributed to this publication.(3/Apr/2006)
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TUBERCULOSIS: Detección de casos, tratamiento y vigilancia. Preguntas y respuestas
Este libro de referencia práctico y con información fidedigna proporciona una base racional para el diagnóstico y tratamiento de la tuberculosis.(24/Mar/2006)
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Manual de capacitación en el manejo integral de personas adultas que viven con el VIH/Sida para equipos de atención primaria y comunitarios en Latinoamérica y el Caribe
Manual de capacitación en el manejo integral de personas adultas que viven con el VIH/Sida para equipos de atención primaria y comunitarios en Latinoamérica y el Caribe(7/Feb/2005)
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Malaria and HIV Interactions and Their Implications for Public Health Policy Report of a WHO Technical Consultation, Geneva, Switzerland, 23–25 June 2004
This technical consultation was the first meeting of international experts assessing the impact of interactions between malaria and HIV on the health of people affected by both diseases. The meeting was a major step in identifying implications of such interactions for research, public health policy and health service delivery. The challenge is to combine activities to control malaria and HIV at various levels of the health system, tailor responses to community needs, and optimize the use of scarce resources for integrated service delivery. There are many opportunities for synergism, in particular at a time of growing political and financial commitment to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This page provides access to both the full text and to the policy recommendations in flyer form.(24/Jun/2004)
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Building Blocks: Proceedings of the Consultations on Standards of Care for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in the Americas
This document is a narrative of the process involved in the development of the Building Blocks Framework. The summary report explaining the framework is found under Comprehensive Care Guidelines for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in the Americas.(30/Apr/2001)
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Building Blocks: Comprehensive Care Guidelines for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in the Americas
This summary report provides an operational definition of HIV/AIDS comprehensive care and outlines the core components of HIV/AIDS care. It presents a care model, outlined in a Building Block Framework, that is meant to provide guidance in the development of policies and strategies and promote discussion about the full spectrum of care required to meet the needs of PLHAs, their families, and caregivers.(1/Apr/2001)
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Building Blocks: Women and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Strategies
The Women and HIV/AIDS: Prevention and Care Strategies manual is part of the Building Block series for HIV/AIDS comprehensive care. The purpose of this manual is to provide information that can be used to develop training programs and workshops that enable health care workers to respond competently and compassionately to HIV affected women, their partners, and their families. Among the topics highlighted are: clinical diagnosis of HIV in women; mother to child transmission interventions; voluntary and confidential counseling and testing; sexual health, including safe sex; family planning; emotional support and counseling; personal and environmental hygiene; universal precautions; and food safety.(1/Dec/1999)
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Guidelines for the Control of Tuberculosis in Prisons
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have joined forces to produce these guidelines. The goal is to improve the control of tuberculosis in prisons and other institutions where people are incarcerated. The guidelines apply wherever people are in custody: prisons, police stations, remand centers, detention centers for asylum-seekers, secure hospitals, penal colonies and prisoner-of-war camps.(31/Dec/1998)
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AIDS: A Modern Epidemic
This is not an exhaustive account of AIDS, but a simple explanation of its main characteristics and scope. The straight-forward information provided by this booklet will enable understanding of the disease so that the reader may confront the threat more readily. (4/Oct/1993)
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AIDS: Profile of An Epidemic
This book is structured in three major sections. The first section provides an overview of the efforts, obstacles, and achievements in the battle against AIDS throughout the Americas. The second section presents the views of various experts on the validity of current projections of the course and scope of the AIDS epidemic, and demonstrates that even with our current knowledge, these views differ widely and predictions for the future remain uncertain. The third section is a collection of reports that includes an overview of the epidemic and efforts to combat AIDS. (4/Oct/1989)
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