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April 1999

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  • Special Events
  • On the Web
  • New Publications

    Special Events TOP

    NPIN Supporting CDC Satellite Broadcast "Update on Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV," April 29, 1999, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET.

    This interactive broadcast presented a public health update on preventing perinatal transmission of HIV. Recommendations from CDC and a study by the Institute of Medicine were included, as well as insight from professors and practitioners involved in the clinical management of pregnant HIV-positive women. Information was also provided regarding resources available to providers and others involved in the delivery of healthcare. Viewers were invited to call in questions and comments during the broadcast. They also submitted questions by fax before, during, and after the program or by e-mail following the broadcast.

    For more information , please call 1-800-458-5231 or visit the newly redesigned Web site at http://www.cdcnpin.org/broadcast.

    On the Web TOP

    Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) on HIV/AIDS

    Ever since the AIDS epidemic began in the United States, the CDC has taken the lead in responding to requests from the public for information. This new section of the NPIN Web site provides responses from CDC to over 80 frequently asked questions (FAQs) about HIV and AIDS.

    Online Bulletin Boards Provide Forum for Prevention Professionals

    CDC recently launched free online bulletin boards on the NPIN Web site. Designed to assist sharing HIV/AIDS, STD, and tuberculosis information, the bulletin boards are a tool for healthcare providers, policy makers, grassroots community organizations, and organizations working in prevention, research, and support services. These organizations and professionals should feel free to post news and information about upcoming events or initiatives, as well as to ask questions and network with colleagues.

    NPIN Develops One of the Largest Collections of Related Links in the World

    NPIN has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of links to HIV, STD, and TB Internet resources. Users are able to find a wealth of online resources organized into categories with just one "click." These links were selected for their content and overall quality. The information is made available as a public service. Neither CDC nor NPIN endorse the organizations represented: it is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the information based on individual needs and community standards prior to use.

    Distance Learning Web Sites Assist Users in Finding HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB Information Over the Internet

    NPIN has created distance learning pages containing links to NPIN documents and other Web sites designed to help users research HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB information over the Internet. Some sites are designed as resource guides, to assist in locating information and identifying research tools. Others are educational and provide information on topics related to HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB.

    New Publications TOP

    The following publications have recently been added to NPIN inventory:

      CDC Fact Sheets

    • Update: National Data on HIV Prevalence Among Disadvantaged Youth in the 1990s - D141
    • Update: The Challenge of STD Prevention in the United States - D140
    • Update: Comprehensive HIV Prevention Messages for Young People - D142
    • Update: Family Adolescent Risk Behavior and Communication Study - D139
    • Update: Condom Use Among Adolescents: Mother-Adolescent Communication - D076
    • Update: PHS Report on Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Antiretroviral Therapy - D075
    • TB Facts: TB and HIV (The AIDS Virus) - D099
    • TB Facts: You Can Prevent TB - D100
    • TB Facts: TB Can Be Cured - D101
    • TB Facts: The TB Skin Test - D102
    • TB Facts: Exposure to TB - D103

      CDC Surveillance Reports

    • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Supplemental Report, Vol. 5, No. 1: Characteristics of Persons Living with AIDS at the End of 1997 - D106
    • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report: U.S. HIV and AIDS Cases Reported Through June 1998, Vol. 10, No. 1 - D088

      Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports

    • Trends in Sexual Risk Behaviors Among High School Students - United States, 1991-1997 (September 18, 1998/Vol. 47/No. 36) - M018
    • Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis Among Patients Infected with HIV: Principles of Therapy and Revised Recommendations (October 30, 1998/Vol. 47/RR-20) - M020
    • Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease (October 16, 1998/Vol. 47/RR-19) - M019

      Other New Materials

    • AIDS is Your Business: A Guide to Corporate HIV/AIDS Grantmaking - D964
    • Be a Force for Change: Talk with Young People About HIV - D098
    • Be a Force for Change: World AIDS Day Resource Booklet (American Association for World Health, December 1998) - D096
    • Controlling TB in Correctional Facilities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1995) - D085
    • Draft Guidelines for National HIV Case Surveillance, Including Monitoring for HIV Infection and AIDS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, December 1998) - D082
    • Efficacy of Risk-Reduction Counseling to Prevent HIV and STDs (Journal of the American Medical Association) - D090
    • Guide to NIH HIV/AIDS Information Services with Selected Public Health Service Activities (National Library of Medicine) - D109
    • HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet Packet (Compiled by NPIN, 1998) - I566
    • Healthcare Worker Information Packet (Compiled by NPIN, 1998) - I023
    • The HeART of Training Manual: A Manual of Approaches to Teaching About
    • HIV/AIDS (Health Resources and Services Administration) - D074
    • HIV Counseling and Testing in Publicly Funded Sites: 1996 Annual Report (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 1998) - D078
    • HIV Prevention Saves Lives Kit (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 1998) - I003
    • HIV Prevention with Drug-Using Populations: Current Status and Future Prospects (Public Health Reports) - D070
    • Living With HIV/AIDS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - D077
    • National HIV Prevalence Surveys 1997 Summary (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - D104
    • Pathfinder: Hispanics and HIV/AIDS (NPIN, 1999) - B655
    • Preventing Infections During Travel: A Guide for People with HIV Infection (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 1998) - D108
    • Protecting Your Private Health Insurance: How the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Could Help You! - D998
    • Selected Internet Links to HIV/AIDS Information (NPIN, 1999) - B002
    • Spanish Fact Sheet Information Packet (University of California, San Francisco) - I004
    • Su Trabajo y el VIH: Existen Riegos? (Your Job and HIV: Are There Risks?) (CDC Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS and the American Red Cross) - D117
    • When a Co-Worker is Living with AIDS/HIV: A Guide for the Workplace - D087
    • World AIDS Day Packet (American Association for World Health, December 1998) - I022
    • You Can Prevent PCP: A Guide for People with HIV Infection (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 1999) - D124
    • Your Job and HIV: Are There Risks? (CDC Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS and the American Red Cross) - D116

    The publications listed above may be accessed in many different ways. They can be ordered by phone at 800-458-5231 or 301-562-1098. They can also be ordered or downloaded from our Web site at http://www.cdcnpin.org/pubs/start.htm.

    Some of the publications listed above are also available from our 24-hour automated fax-back system, NPIN FAX. To receive a list of all documents available by NPIN FAX call 800-458-5231 or 301-562-1098 and follow the prompts. You can also download the list from our Web site at http://www.cdcnpin.org/services/faxpubs.htm.

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