WEBTREATS: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV AIDS

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.  This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. 

CDC Announcement: This site contains HIV prevention information that may not be appropriate for all audiences. HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, and prevention messages will address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this Web site.


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Go to the ACOG Patient Page to find consumer resources.  Search the general website for guidelines and educational resources for health care professionals.

Annual Women’s Health Care
This page links to current College primary care assessment guidelines in women’s health, including STD testing and vaccines.

American Social Health Association (ASHA)
ASHA is dedicated to improving health for all with an emphasis on sexual health and focus on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and their consequences.  The ASHA website offers information on sexual health, STD prevention, specific STDs, and extensive list of links to other sites.  ASHA offers a separate website for teens and one for Spanish-speakers.  ASHA also runs the STI Resource Center Hotline: 919-361-8488.

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections

This ARHP site links to educational resources on STIs for both patients and clinicians.

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)
BASHH provides resources and guidelines on all types of STDs for health care professionals.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) STD Headquarters
This NPIN site links to current CDC guidelines, data, news, FAQs, and other resources.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
This CDC site links to information on specific types of STDs or specific types of information, e.g. statistics, guidelines, publications, and fact sheets.

Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae — 2014
These CDC guidelines were published in MMWR March 14, 2014:63(RR02);1-19.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Data and Statistics 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010 were published in MMWR 2010;59(RR-12.

Guttmacher Institute HIV/AIDS and STIs

MedlinePlus Sexually transmitted diseases
The National Library of Medicine produces this site for consumers, which includes information on the latest news, alternative therapy, clinical trials, coping, research, treatment, organizations, and more on STDs.

National STD Curriculum

The National STD Curriculum is a free educational Web site from the University of Washington STD Prevention Training Center and the University of Washington which addresses the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of STDs. This project is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Sexualityandu.ca STIs-STDs
This is the specific section of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada-sponsored website on sexually transmitted infections.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Fact Sheet

This specific section of womenshealth.gov links to general STD information and to information on specific types of STDs.

World Health Organization (WHO) Sexual and Reproductive Health: Sexually Transmitted Infections
This WHO site covers STD prevention, diagnosis, and management, key new research findings, and special sections on congenital syphilis and the prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV.


Sexual Health Resource Exchange (SHRE)
Developed by the National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC), the SHRE site offers both consumer and health care professional resources.


American Social Health Association (ASHA) Herpes Resource Center
The ASHA Herpes Resource Center provides accurate and current information on herpes and referral to support groups.


AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.  Choose Women under topics or search the entire site for topics of interest.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
This specific page links to resources on HIV and women from the College and other reliable sources.

This is the primary CDC website for information on HIV and AIDS.

CDC HIV among Women
This page links to resources specifically on HIV/AIDS and women, for both consumers and health care professionals.

CDC National HIV and STD Testing Resources
This CDC website provides users with locations for HIV and STD testing and STD vaccines around the United States.   It also provides FAQS on HIV and STD testing and links to CDC information on HIV/AIDS.

Statistics Overview

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau
A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women with HIV/AIDS (2013)

HIVMA (HIV Medicine Association)
HIVMA was created to provide an organizational home for medical professionals engaged in HIV medicine.  HIVMA supports clinicians in overcoming the challenges inherent in providing high quality health care to patients living with HIV disease.  Practice guidelines and educational resources are available through the HIVMA site.

MedlinePlus, a source for high quality consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine, offers two separate sections on HIV and women.

MedlinePlus HIV/AIDS and pregnancy

MedlinePlus HIV/AIDS in women

National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center
Perinatal HIV Hotline
The Perinatal HIV Hotline, a service of the National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center (NCCC) at San Francisco General Hospital, provides free 24-hour clinical consultation and advice on perinatal HIV.  Call 1-888-448-8765.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Specialized Information Services (SIS) HIV/AIDS Information
HIV/AIDS is one of the in-depth information resources developed by the SIS branch of NLM.  

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Information on HIV/AIDS in women is organized by broad topics, such as why women are at risk, HIV prevention, HIV testing, treatment, and clinical trials.

Rutgers François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB Center) HIV/AIDS National Resource Center 
The François Xavier Bagnoud Center, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, provides training and technical assistance for healthcare providers on the local, state, and national levels about strategies to reduce perinatal HIV transmission.

The Well Project
The mission of the Well Project is to change the course of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women and girls.

Women Alive
Women Alive has a goal of bringing women affected and infected with HIV/AIDS out of isolation through information, encouragement and emotional support.   The site is based in Los Angeles, but much of the information is relevant anywhere.

Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease (WORLD)
WORLD offers support and information to women with HIV/AIDS .

World Health Organization (WHO)

This WHO site offers general and technical information, statistics, WHO publications, multimedia, and other links to information on HIV/AIDS from a global perspective.

HIV/AIDS Data and Statistics

Linkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV
Access to WHO evidence-based research and other resources on universal access to sexual and reproductive health care and perinatal HIV services are available here.


American Academy of Pediatrics
HPV Vaccine Recommendations

This revised AAP statement, which updates recommendations for human papillomavirus immunization of both males and females, was published in Pediatrics 2012;129:602–605.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Immunization for Women
This specific page links to resources on HPV and HPV vaccination from the College and other reliable sources.

American Social Health Association (ASHA) National HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Resource Center 
This ASHA site provides consumer-oriented accurate and current information about HPV and cervical cancer prevention, including a hotline and referral to local HPV support groups.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
HPV Vaccination

This CDC site links to HPV vaccination resources for consumers and health care practitioners, including ACIP guidelines for use in male and female patients.

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) offers this HPV-specific resource for teens, parents, adults, educators, and health care practitioners.  SOGC guidelines are included.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
The HPV Resource Center provides information, tools, and resources for healthcare professionals and epidemiologists to help increase HPV vaccination rates for males and females at the recommended ages for vaccination.

Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Sex and Sexuality for related links. 
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