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Patient Education Materials Series

The culturally appropriate patient education materials cover six topics —TB disease, TB infection, tuberculin skin testing, TB contact investigation, TB and HIV coinfection, and TB medicine. The materials are available in English (low literacy), Spanish, and Tagalog languages. The Spanish and Tagalog versions include the English translations on the flip side of the publication.



English only English/Spanish* English/Tagalog*
Front cover of the pamphlet Get The Facts About TB Disease
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Front cover of the pamphlet Take Steps to control TB when you have HIV in English & Spanish.
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Front cover of the pamphlet Protect your Family & Friends from TB - The TB contact Investigation in Spanish & Talgalog.
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* The Spanish and Tagalog language versions include the English translations on the flip side of the publication.

The Spanish/English and Tagalog/English versions are only available in print format. The English-only versions are available electronically (PDF) and in print format. The materials may be ordered using the CDC online publication order form.

Document Title Format
Get the Facts About TB Disease
A booklet about TB transmission, treatment for TB disease, and how to communicate with family and friends about TB.
What You Need to Know About TB Infection
A booklet on TB infection, including the TB skin test, treatment, and adherence to medication.
What You Need to Know About the TB Skin Test
A fact sheet on the basics of the TB skin test.
Protect Your Family and Friends From TB: The TB Contact Investigation
A booklet on how to protect family and friends from TB and how to talk to a healthcare worker during a contact investigation.
Take Steps to Control TB When You Have HIV
A booklet about the importance of TB testing, treating TB infection, and treating TB disease when a person has HIV infection.  
Staying on Track with TB Medicine
A booklet about treatment and ways to adhere to medication regimens for TB infection and TB disease.



Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination -

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CDC/Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Communications, Education, and Behavioral Studies Branch
1600 Clifton Rd., NE - Mailstop E-10, Atlanta, GA 30333