Fact and Fallacy:HIV/AIDS And the Web • Fred Hardinge, DrPH, RD • Associate Health Ministries Director • General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
www.aidsinafrica.net/ • Online resource for current information on HIV/AIDS in Africa. • Home of the web documentary “5 Heroes of AIDS in Africa”.
www.aegis.org/en/ • AIDS Education Global Information System • Large, non-profit site featuring the HIV Daily Briefing news service • Extensive archieve of HIV/AIDS-related articles from major media and wire services • Treatment and legal information from U.S. government sources • Access to community-based publications and links.
AIDS.gov • Information gateway to guide users to U.S. Federal domestic HIV/AIDS information and resources managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
www.aids-india.org/ • Contains mostly reliable information and material about HIV/AIDS • Graphical images with nice explanations
ww.aidsinfo.nih.gov • Official U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) site featuring: • treatment guidelines, • information on clinical trials and treatment issues, • links to U.S. government HIV/AIDS resources. • AIDSinfo is the result of a merger of two previous DHHS projects--the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS) and the AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS).
www.aidsmap.com • A UK site featuring a large database of HIV prevention and treatment information for a general audience • A searchable global HIV/AIDS resource directory • Produced by the National AIDS Manual (NAM Publications) in collaboration with the British HIV Association and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance
http://www.aidstar-one.com • USAID's global HIV/AIDS project providing support and technical assistance to teams working across the world
www.amfar.org/facts-about-hiv-and-aids/ • Basic reliable facts about HIV/AIDS
www.thebody.com • Community-oriented commercial site with information on prevention and treatment • Coverage of major HIV/AIDS conferences • Online community discussion threads • Extensive ask-the-experts feature • Maintains a companion site, The Body Pro, with information for health care providers
www.avert.org/ • Detailed worldwide HIV/AIDS information focusing on regional and global responses to the epidemic • Also provides HIV/AIDS facts
http://www.catie.ca/en/home • Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange • A national nonprofit that provides information and support to people living with HIV, caregivers, medical providers, AIDS service organizations, and the general public across Canada • Information in English and French
www.cdc.gov/hiv/ • Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention of the CDC's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention includes: • recommendations, • guidelines, • fact sheets, • FAQs, • statistics, • materials for prevention and research partners • National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN), which features a daily Prevention News Update, reference materials, referral and distribution services for information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis • Also the CDC Global AIDS Program
http://www.fhi360.org • Family Health International (FHI) • Nonprofit organization managing HIV and sexually transmitted disease prevention and care programs in over 30 countries • Projects include Implementing AIDS Prevention and Care (IMPACT) and the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) • Web site features numerous fact sheets, program guidelines, research briefs, and other publications • Available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Russian.
www.fda.gov • Large number of resources and information on a wide variety of HIV/AIDS topics: • medications • review of therapies • food interactions • consumer information • prevention • Areas where the FDA impacts upon prevention of the transmission of HIV
www.kff.org/hivaids/ • A nonprofit organization that develops research and communications programs focusing on major health care issues, including HIV/AIDS. • Site features • federal spending data • U.S. state HIV/AIDS information • a daily news service • Partner sites include kaisernetwork.org, which features HIV/AIDS policy information, webcasts of special events, and public opinion research.
http://www.unaids.org/en/ • UNAIDS sponsored site • Multilingual: English, French, Russian, Spanish • Large number of resources • Data and analysis
www.medscape.com/hiv • Consumer and professional information on HIV/AIDS
Junk Sites • Deny the existence of the HIV virus • AIDS was developed by scientists/government for population control • Collusion with the medical-pharmaceutical conspiracy • Filled with unproven cures: • Herbs • Yoga • Acupuncture • Magical regimens • Hydrogen peroxide • Harmless piece of dead tissue