There are many excellent sources of information on the web regarding HIV/AIDS. Several of these are government-run sites that update information such as statistics and treatment guidelines on a regular basis. Others provide information of interest to specific groups such as providers of services for women and children. Several of the listed sites also provide telephone consultation for providers. The Specialized Information Services page from the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health provides an especially comprehensive array of links to additional information. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, but provides a variety of sources of information with further links at individual sites. Patients should discuss any information they obtain from the web with their health care provider before making any changes in their therapy.
AIDS Treatment Information Service
This site includes the following:
All US Public Health Service treatment and prophylaxis guidelines
- AIDSinfo Drug Database: searchable database on all approved and investigational antiretroviral drugs
- Clinical Trials: searchable database of clinical trials for HIV-infected persons
- Vaccines: overview of current research in vaccines for HIV and trials of both preventive and therapeutic vaccines
- Health Topics: information on many topics related to HIV infection and HIV prevention with sections for the public and for health care providers, including sub-pages by topic with multiple resources listed. Includes listing for regional AIDS Education and Training Centers
- AIDSInfo Tools: more resources including live help and downloadable resources.
Association of Nutrition Services Agencies
This website provides nutrition information for providers and persons living with HIV.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the following resources:
- Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention: www.cdc.gov/hiv/dhap.htm Provides information on surveillance, testing, prevention, vaccines.
- Rapid HIV testing: assays, issues, testing during labor, etc. www.cdc.gov/hiv/rapid_testing/
- National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention: www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/nchstp.html
- National Prevention Information Network: www.cdcnpin.org Provides references, referrals, access to databases, and updated information on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Toll-Free: (800) 458-5231
Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau
The Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau developed the following resources:
HIV and Hepatitis.com
This website provides information for health care providers and patients on treatment of HIV and hepatitis co-infection. It includes CME activities.
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service
This is a comprehensive website for health care providers with information on epidemiology, prevention, and treatment and links to many resources.
National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services HIV/AIDS Information
Comprehensive site providing links for the public, researchers, health professionals, and students/educators on diagnosis, nutrition, prevention, treatment, statistics, research, and special populations.
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center
The National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center website provides information on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and resources, as well as materials for health care providers. The Center can be reached by calling (800) 362-0071.
Pacific AIDS Education and Training Centers
The Pacific AIDS Education and Training Centers manage the phone lines listed below:
National HIV Telephone Consultation Service (Warmline) 800/933-3413 Open 7:30 AM -5:00 PM PST for calls from health care professionals with questions on HIV care.
- National Clinicians’ Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline) 888/448-4911 Open 24 hours/7 days for emergency calls.
- National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service 888/448-8765. 24 hour consultation and advice on treating HIV-infected pregnant women and their infants and interpretation of rapid and standard HIV testing in pregnancy.
University of California at San Francisco website
This website provides comprehensive information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and policy.
US Food and Drug Administration HIV/AIDS page
This website provides information on drug approvals, safety warnings, HIV testing, and links to other government resources.
US Office of Minority Health AIDS Initiative
This website provides information for providers and patients, including publications, technical assistance, funding opportunities, links for community services.
US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration HIV/AIDS page
This website provides publications, technical assistance, funding opportunities, and links to HIV/AIDS information.
Women, Children, and HIV
This website provides resources on the prevention and treatment of HIV infection in women and children targeted at health workers, program managers, and policy makers in resource-poor settings.
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