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Publications and Products on HIV/AIDS

Publications and Products

Patient Materials (Brochures, Pamphlets, Videos)

Drug Dosing Toolkit
Print-friendly pages on HIV drug dosing schedules, side effects, and medication tips
Available: Online
Not available in print.
Drug Dosing Toolkit
HIV Testing Fact Sheet for Veterans (2012)
8.5" x 11", handout.
Available: PDFFact Sheet (624K)
Not available in print.
Get Checked Veteran Fact Sheet
HIV Testing Poster: "Which of These People Should Get An HIV Test?" (2012)
Poster for Veterans, 8.5" x 11".
Available: PDFPoster (298K)
Not available in print.
Get Checked Poster for Veterans
Information on HIV Testing
Model patient information handouts that comply with VHA requirements and are easily reproduced. Available in two versions, based on reading level.
Available: OnlineVersion 1 (simpler language)
OnlineVersion 2 (more technical)
Not available in print.
Information on HIV Testing
Live HIV+ (video)
Veterans with HIV share their stories and offer helpful steps to take after getting a positive diagnosis.
Available: Online(2 min 11 sec video )
Still shot of Veteran from HIV video
One Step Ahead (video)
Veterans and VA providers explain why it's important to make HIV testing part of routine medical care.
Available: Online(1 min 27 sec video )
Still shot of Veteran from HIV video
Patient's Guide to HIV Testing (2010)
"Get Checked . . . Just To Be Sure": An 8-sided patient brochure explains what HIV is, who is at risk, how HIV tests work, and what test results mean.
Available: PDFBrochure (5.49MB)
Get Checked brochure
Rapid Oral HIV Test (2009)
A 6-sided patient brochure that explains basic facts about the rapid oral HIV test in a question-and-answer format.
Available: PDF(66K)
Not available in print.
Rapid Oral HIV Test
Tips for Common Side Effects (2007)
A list of common side effects from HIV medications and what to do about them.
Available: Online
Not available in print.
Tips for Common Side Effects
Tips for Using Condoms (2005)
Tips for buying, storing, and using condoms and dental dams.
Available: Online
Not available in print.
Tips for Using Condoms

Provider Resources (Manuals, Reports, Brochures, Pocketcards, Posters)

Because it's better to know... Ask your provider about getting tested for HIV today
Full-color poster (8-1/2 x 11) for placement in patient waiting rooms.
Available: PDF(501K)
Not available in print.
Because it's better to know... Ask your provider about getting tested for HIV today
HIV Testing Fact Sheet for Providers (2012)
8.5" x 11", handout.
Available: PDFFact Sheet (389K)
Not available in print.
Get Checked Provider Fact Sheet
HIV Testing Poster "Did You Know?" (2012)
Poster for providers, 8.5" x 11".
Available: PDFPoster (715K)
Not available in print.
Get Checked Poster for Providers
Image Library
A collection of more than 200 images of clinical symptoms of HIV infection that can be downloaded, printed, archived, and distributed, free of charge, so long as appropriate credit is given to the original image contributors.
Available: Online
Not available in print.
Image Library
Make HIV testing routine. Let VA help. (2009)
This flyer (8-1/2" x 11") and poster (11" x 17") were created by The Women Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group, working with the WVPM Communications Workgroup, to promote routine HIV testing among Women Veterans.
Available: PDF8" x 11" (801 KB)
PDF11" x 17" (1.5 MB)
Not available in print.
Make HIV testing routine. Let VA help.
Make the Test Normal (2012) (video)
Instructions on how to integrate routine HIV testing in VA Women's Health Clinics using the Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT) model.
Available: Online(6 min 5 sec video )
Cartoon image from video Make the Test Normal
Prevention for HIV+ Patients
A brochure for providers, offering information on ways to help HIV+ patients who are resistant to practicing risk reduction behaviors.
Available: PDF(1.07MB)
Not available in print.
Prevention for HIV+ Patients
Primary Care of Veterans with HIV (2009)
A 350-page manual that offers a practical approach to the screening and treatment of comorbid conditions in Veterans with HIV.
Available: Online
PDF(7MB)
Primary Care of Veterans with HIV
Screening for Infectious Diseases in the Substance Abuse Service Setting
A 15-question screen from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1994.
Available: Online
Not available in print.
Screening for Infectious Diseases in the Substance Abuse Service Setting
The State of Care for Veterans with HIV/AIDS: 2011 Summary Report (2012)
The purpose of this summary report is to characterize the US Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) state of care for its population of Veterans in care for HIV/AIDS. This State of Care report describes the distribution of Veterans with HIV/AIDS within VHA and provides basic demographic data on this population. Additionally, the report describes pharmacologic treatment, other conditions commonly seen with HIV, monitoring, screening, and vaccinations.
Available: Online
PDF(726K)
Not available in print.
The State of Care for Veterans with HIV/AIDS: 2011 Summary Report
The State of Care for Veterans with HIV/AIDS (2009)
A comprehensive summary report on Veterans with HIV/AIDS. It describes the distribution of Veterans with HIV/AIDS within VHA and provides basic demographic data on this population. Additionally, the report describes pharmacologic treatment, other conditions commonly seen with HIV, monitoring, screening, and vaccinations
Available: Online
PDF(2.5MB)
Not available in print.
The State of Care for Veterans with HIV/AIDS
VA HIV Prevention Manual (2013)
This second edition of the VA HIV Prevention Handbook: A Guide for Clinicians reflects the dramatic prevention advances of the past 10 years. It provides guidance on implementing long-standing and more recently developed evidence-based interventions including routine HIV testing, patient counseling on high risk transmission behaviors and prevention strategies.
Available: PDF(2.3MB)
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Guidelines and Recommendations

Management and Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected Adults (2005)
Review of management, treatment, patient selection and monitoring of hepatitis C in HIV-infected patients.
Available: Online
PDF(389K)
Not available in print.
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Management and Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected Adults, 2005