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Organizations and Agencies

AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center
This site provides educational information such as "Train the Trainer" material, training tips, evaluation tools, and more. Information is browsable by clinical topics, population groups, etc. The site also provides news and an e-mail update service, and training and consulting services.
» Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center is part of a nationwide network of regional AETCs.

Banyan Tree Project (Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center)
"The Banyan Tree Project produces an annual social marketing campaign, the National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) programs, targeting community-based organizations serving Asians and Pacific Islanders." They conduct free trainings on community mobilization, social marketing, and A&PI HIV infection risk and stigma, and make these trainings available online after the web-based classes. They also provide access to free fact sheets and a small video library to support these efforts.

California Department of Public Health

California HIV/AIDS Research Program (Formerly the University of California Universitywide AIDS Research Program)
"The California HIV/AIDS Research Program funds innovative basic, clinical, social, behavioral, and policy research, and provides scientific leadership by convening California stakeholders from diverse backgrounds with expertise in ending the human suffering caused by HIV disease."

California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
The California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center offers continuing education courses in clinical, behavioral interventions, partner services and program support courses for medical, health, and community professionals. "The California STD/HIV Prevention Training (CA PTC) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a project of the University of California, San Francisco, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. The CA PTC is part of the National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC)." The targeted audience for these trainings includes educators, clinical care providers, prevention experts, program planners, counselors, and administrators.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (University of California, San Francisco)
The site includes descriptions of their research projects, intervention curricula, survey instruments, model prevention programs, and more.

Forum for Collaborative HIV Research
"The Forum's key functions are to assess current knowledge, practice patterns, ongoing studies and information in all areas affecting HIV disease including the basic, clinical and social sciences, public health and health services research, identify gaps in the current HIV/AIDS knowledge base in any of these areas, and recommend steps that will fill the identified gaps."

HIV and AIDS: Health (FHI 360)
"FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions." FHI conducts research in family planning and sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS) and offers many full text materials online.

HIV/AIDS Program: Caring for the Underserved (US DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration)
The HIV/AIDS Program of the HRSA was formed in 1991 to consolidate all programs funded under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the largest single source, after Medicare and Medicaid, of federal funding for HIV/AIDS. The web site has information for grantees, including available technical assistance and grant opportunities, as well as publications, training information, and news and events.

International AIDS Society
IAS is the world's leading independent association of HIV/AIDS professionals. IAS convenes the largest international meetings on HIV/AIDS, promotes dialog and collaboration with other entities, and provides support services to its members. Their Meeting Abstract Archive database allows searching for complete abstracts of international meetings back to 2001.

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (US CDC)

Office of AIDS Research (National Institutes of Health, Office of the Director)
OAR is responsible for the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy elements of the NIH AIDS research program and is responsible for the development of an annual comprehensive plan and budget for all NIH AIDS research. Links to U.S. and global statistics along with links to many publications and reports are here under HIV/AIDS Information.

San Francisco Department of Public Health
HIV Epidemiology Section: Full-text reports available include 1998-2007 HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Annual Reports, the AIDS Surveillance Unit Quarterly Reports from 1999-2008 and the Atlas of HIV/AIDS in San Francisco 1991-2000 (published in 2003).

UNAIDS: The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS
"UNAIDS brings together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations to the global AIDS response. [UNAIDS has]… eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 — [which] form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world’s leading development institutions." Site includes many useful publications.

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Publications and Databases

AIDSinfo
AIDSinfo is a merger of the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS) and its sister service, the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS)." AIDSinfo provides all of the services that were available from ACTIS and ATIS, as well as quick and easy access to wide-ranging Federal resources on HIV/AIDS clinical research, HIV treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for health care providers and consumers."
» HIV/AIDS Glossary (Also available in PDF, PDA, and Spanish versions)

AIDSLEX
AIDSLEX provides links to resources on HIV, human rights and the law. Its e-Library contains thousands of documents including reports, judicial decisions, legislation and policies, and briefing notes among others. It is searchable by keyword, topic or language. AIDSLEX also has a People Connector feature, helping to identify others working in your field or area of interest in this field.

AIDS Meetings Abstracts

AIDS Posters (UCLA Digital Library)
The AIDS Poster Collection consists of 625 posters from 44 countries including Australia, Austria, Canada, China (and Hong Kong), Costa Rica, France, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Martinique, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Tahiti, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The posters were issued by a variety of institutions and organizations to educate and warn people about AIDS and to offer advice and information in visual form. Some are more blunt and graphic than others, and they come in many styles.

AIDS Public Information Data Set (CDC)
"The AIDS Public Information Data Set is computer software designed to run on an Microsoft Windows microcomputer, and contains information abstracted from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases reported in the United States. The data set is created each year by the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and contains information extracted from CDC's national AIDS surveillance data base." It includes cases reported through December 2002.

AIDS Treatment News
Includes past AIDS Treatment News issues going back to 2003. This newsletter is an excellent resource for persons living with HIV/AIDS who are looking for information on new therapies.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base
Produced by the Bureau of the Census, International Programs Center. Information included is almost exclusively from developing countries. Data from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Oceania are included. The database is a compilation of information from those studies appearing in the medical and scientific literature, presented at international conferences, and appearing in the press.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance in Europe 2009
This report is published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Numerous tables from 2000 on are presented with country-by-country data. Includes age at diagnosis, diagnosis by risk category, total cases and much more.

HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database (Measure DHS)
"The HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database provides an easily accessible comprehensive source of information on HIV/AIDS indicators derived from sample surveys. The database allows the user to produce tables for specific countries by select background characteristics, as well as country reports. The indicators included are primarily derived from the UNAIDS National AIDS Programmes: Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation [PDF]. The guide provides standardized indicators for measuring the success of HIV/AIDS programs."

HIV InSite
HIV InSite is designed as a gateway to in-depth information about particular aspects of HIV/AIDS, including policy analysis, epidemiology, and more. HIV InSite is a project of the University of California, San Francisco Center for HIV Information at San Francisco General Hospital and is produced in collaboration with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and other components of the AIDS Research Institute.

Horizons Operations Research on HIV/AIDS Toolkit
This toolkit includes information needed to create and conduct an HIV-related operations research study. The four elements included are designing a study, ensuring ethical procedures, collecting and analysing data, and measuring key constructs.

Quality Improvement Resources (PHF Online Resource Center)
The Quality Improvement Resources website provides helpful tools to assist in quality improvement efforts. Here you can find best practices from peer HIV providers, tools to help in measuring performance in HIV care, and training materials in quality improvement among much other information.

San Francisco AIDS Oral History Series, 1981-1984
"Contains links to oral histories of University physicians and nurses discussing various issues about AIDS."

Social Discrimination and Health: The Case of Latino Gay Men and HIV Risk (2001, PDF)
"This study, based on empirical data from Latino gay and bisexual men in three US cities, documents the relationship of specific forms of social discrimination — homophobia, racism and financial hardship — to a specific health outcome: the increased risk for HIV transmission." Also available in Spanish. From the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

South Africa Health Systems Trust HIV/AIDS Publications
Search here for publications including South African National HIV Prevalence, Behavioural Risks and Mass Media - Household Survey 2002, and many others.

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Guides

HIV/AIDS Information, National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services
Information on treatment, drugs, clinical trials, journal articles, and more.

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