UNAIDS is the main advocate for worldwide action against HIV/AIDS. This site
provides facts about the AIDS epidemic; information specific to AIDS and human
rights, AIDS and gender, and AIDS and children and young people. The site
offers press releases by UN officials and other world leaders addressing the
fight against AIDS. Most information on the site is available on Spanish and
French. The UN also sponsors a
web portal for HIV/AIDS and gender issues.
for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Along with general information and statistics on HIV/AIDS, this site offers
recommendations and guidelines for HIV counseling and testing, prevention, and
treatment; fact sheets and brochures; information specific to vaccine
research; and even information on hoaxes and rumors.
US Government Sites
Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of Acquired
National Institutes of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome exists to
address the national research agenda of HIV disease and to increase the
knowledge and awareness of the pathogenesis, natural history, and transmission
of HIV disease. This site offers datasets, detailed information on NIAID
funded programs, summaries of meetings and reports.
Health Information Center
The US Health and Human Services sponsors
the National Women’s Health Information Center. This site provides quality
women’s health information for women and health professionals. 4women also
sponsors an information and referral helpline.
Clinical Trial & Qualitative Research Sites
AIDS Research Alliance is a community-based non-profit HIV/AIDS research
facility in West Hollywood CA, conducting clinical trials and basic research
of promising new therapies for HIV disease. ARA’s website offers details on
current trials, HIV/AIDS research updates, downloadable PDFs of our periodic
research journal SEARCHLIGHT and its sister-journal SPOTLIGHT, and a
lay-friendly tutorial on clinical trials, "Clinical Trials 101," in both
English & Spanish.
for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA)
Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA) is a clinical trials
group that conducts research through a national network of community-based
clinical units. CPCRA strives to reach underserved populations by conducting
trials in primary care settings. CPCRA’s trials focus on the day to day
medical management of HIV disease. The web site provides detailed information
on current trials.
Adult AIDS Clinical
Trials Group (AACTG)
The Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (AACTG), the largest HIV clinical trials
organization in the world, plays a major role in setting standards of care for
HIV infection and opportunistic diseases related to HIV/AIDS in the United
States and the developed world. Results from AACTG studies help define the
standard of care of HIV-infected persons. The AACTG is a network of 38 major
university-based research sites.
The Pediatric AIDS
Clinical Trials Group (PACTG)
The Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG) is the top organization in
the world for evaluating treatments for HIV-infected children and adolescents,
and for developing new approaches for the interruption of mother-to-infant
transmission. It has set the standards of care for children infected with HIV
and for the interruption of vertical transmission.
The Sandbar Digital Library is a federally funded research project that
combined the findings from 114 qualitative studies, in which women were
interviewed about different aspects of being an HIV-positive woman. The 2 main
subjects women talked about in these studies were motherhood and stigma. The
digital library provides summaries of these studies, and is intended to be
useful for HIV-positive women, clinicians, and researchers.
of Women with HIV/AIDS (ICW)
ICW, a registered UK charity, is an international network run for and by HIV
positive women. ICW was founded in 1992 in response to the desperate lack of
support, information and services available to women living with HIV worldwide
and the need for these women to have influence and input on policy
development. ICW works to empower HIV-positive women and promote leadership,
conducts skills-building workshops, and co-organizes conferences to ensure
adequate discussion of issues affecting women with HIV/AIDS and representation
of HIV-positive women as speakers.
of People with AIDS (NAPWA)
The oldest national AIDS organization in the United States, NAPWA was founded
in 1983 in response to the growing AIDS epidemic. NAPWA’s programs respond to
the changing needs of the epidemic by developing positive leadership in people
living with HIV and AIDS through the Leadership Training Institute, advocating
for the needs of those living with HIV or at risk of becoming infected and
working with a growing people with AIDS movement throughout the developing
world. NAPWA also provided technical assistance to other ASO, and organizes
three HIV conferences/policy events each year: Ryan White National Youth
Conference on HIV/AIDS, Staying Alive, and AIDSWatch.
Project Inform is a national, nonprofit community based organization which
provides HIV/AIDS outreach, treatment education, and public policy
information. PI offers several free publications, including PI Perspectives,
and WISE Words. PI also operates their own national HIV/AIDS hotline
(1-800-822-7422 Hotline hours are 9a.m. – 5p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10a.m.
– 4p.m. Saturday, Pacific Time).
Treatment Advocacy Project
The National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project strives to educate individuals
about HIV and Hepatitis treatments and to advocate on the behalf of all people
living with HIV/AIDS and HCV. NATAP provides treatment brochures and
periodicals to the public free of charge, holds public forums and CME events,
and conducts treatment trainings for case workers and allied health
Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Gay Men’s Health Crisis is a nonprofit community based organization which
provides treatment information, prevention education, peer counseling, care
management, legal services and client advocacy to gay men, women and families
affected by HIV/AIDS. GMHC runs a hotline (1-800-AIDS-NYC) Monday thru Friday,
10a.m. – 9p.m. and Saturday, 12p.m. - 3p.m. Spanish speaking information
specialists are available on Wednesdays.
National Minority AIDS
The National Minority AIDS Council works to develop leadership within
communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. NMAC provides
information on conference and training opportunities for persons of color;
information on The Prison Initiative and other advocacy and policy issues.
NMAC hosts the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) which is a national
skills building conference for service providers. NMAC also publishes a series
of informative reference manuals, brochures and other communications tools and
AIDS Action is a national organization dedicated to the development, analysis,
and encouragement of sound policies and programs in response to the HIV
epidemic. AIDS Action's policy and advocacy teams work diligently to be sure
that your voice is heard on the national level. AIDS Action provides
up-to-date information on key votes and legislation (see “Congress Today”
section); as well as press releases, and the Guide to the Media section which
makes it possible for you to find and contact local and national media.
Global AIDS Campaign
The SGAC is a national, student-based organization dedicated to ending the
global AIDS pandemic. Members of SGAC use advocacy, direct action and the
media to fight for increased funding for AIDS programs, access to medications
for people living with AIDS, and full debt cancellation. Visit their site for
more information or to learn how to start a chapter at your school.
Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR)
The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) is a leading provider of
clinical AIDS research information in both the prevention and treatment
arenas. Visit the site for more information on amfAR’s Global Initiative,
policy work, and grant application information.
HIV and AIDS Specific Web Sites
AEGiS, AIDS Education Global Information System, is the definitive web-based
reference for HIV/AIDS-related information, including a vast database of facts
regarding the history, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. AEGiS offers an
array of reference materials and late-breaking information from
HIV/AIDS-specific publications and news sources from around the world.
AIDS Info Net is an international education resource hosted by The
University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine. The site includes easy-to-read
educational fact sheets in both English and Spanish and an extensive list of
AIDS-related internet sites.
AIDSmeds.com is a useful resource for AIDS treatment related information.
AIDSmeds offers visitors useful tools such as a drug/drug and drug/food
interactions chart and a tool to track and chart lab results.
HIVandHepatitis.com offers visitors detailed information on HIV and
Hepatitis B and C co-infection. The site offers comprehensive news overviews
relevant to HIV and Hepatitis, as well as an “Ask the Expert” forum for those
who have questions relating to HIV and Hepatitis.
HIV ATLAS aims to Collect, Collate, Classify and Disseminate information
from most popular and active Websites, Yahoo Groups, Google Groups, E-Groups
and other Online or Offline Resources related to HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Daily Wire reaches out to more than 39000 subscribers!
Hosted by the University of California San Francisco, HIV InSite provides
information related to HIV and AIDS. Much of this information is intended for
members of the medical community, including useful links to medical journals
and medical literature databases.
The Body offers visitors access to current and past news articles, community
based newletters (such as WORLD and Women Alive), journal articles, and
provides conference coverage for some of the annual AIDS-related international
Body Pro is an online information resource for health professionals working
in the HIV/AIDS arena.
UNIFEM, in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed
this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date
information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The site aims to
promote understanding, knowledge sharing, and action on HIV/AIDS as a gender
and human rights issue.
Children, and HIV
This site contains a library of practically applicable materials on HIV
infection in women and children. The goal of this site is to contribute to an
improvement in the scale and quality of international HIV/AIDS prevention,
care, and treatment programs for women and children by increasing access to
authoritative HIV/AIDS information. The site houses clinical information and
training resources on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of