Publications and information services
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AfroAIDSinfo is a web-based project of the South African Medical Research Council, which disseminates information about HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa to the media, researchers, health professionals, the public, educators and policy makers. The site has news and resources including research briefings, policy reports and health information, with a particular emphasis on access to antiretroviral drugs.
AEGiS, a non-profit organization that is a web-based reference for HIV/AIDS information. AEGiS is a virtual HIV/AIDS library containing reference materials and late-breaking information from HIV/AIDS-specific publications and news sources from around the world. The site disseminates and archives information daily, offers e-communication lines, such as an Ask the Doc forum and documents pandemics via global historical database.
AIDSchannel is a multimedia web portal - hosted by OneWorld.net
- for the exchange and sharing of news and information about HIV/AIDS. In particular it aims to promote sustainable development, social justice and human rights around the world. Resources include news, analysis, guest editorials, a weekly email digest and radio exchange. The site links to a searchable database of 1,500 member organisations, including NGOs, governments, research institutions and media.
This HIV/AIDS web portal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (publisher of Science) ceased operating in December 2003, but remains an important archive of documents relating to AIDS prevention, treatment and vaccine development. The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
has taken over the role of reviewing and highlighting recently published scientific literature.
A well-organised service from the US Department of Health and Human Services, AIDSinfo provides news and up-to-date information on all aspects of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. This educational resource is conveniently divided into sections aimed at different levels of technical expertise: patients and the general public, health care professionals, and researchers. The site includes information on all federally approved treatments, HIV/AIDS research, links and an extensive glossary of scientific and medical HIV/AIDS terms (in both English and Spanish). The site also contains a database of international clinical trials
for HIV vaccines and treatments, including in Africa and Asia.
AIDSmap is an online information service on HIV/AIDS which provides well-written up-to-date news, information and international conference coverage, in partnership with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance
. Although much of the content is written for audiences in the United Kingdom and Europe, there are also features that will be particularly useful in developing countries, such as Treating HIV/AIDS: a training toolkit
, which supports the expansion of treatment in resource-poor settings. The site also carries online databases containing lists of AIDS organisations in more than 150 countries, as well as treatment information.
AIDSthai is an information portal in both English and Thai, covering AIDS research, prevention and care activities in Thailand, supported by the Thai government's Ministry of Public Health. The website includes background information and links on vaccine research, including the Vaccine Trial Centre at Mahidol University in Bangkok.
A project of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, AlertNet is a news aggregator that aims to raise awareness of humanitarian crises around the globe, particularly 'forgotten' emergencies that rarely make headlines. It publishes news from over 400 aid agencies and other media outlets across a range of topics, from natural disasters to climate change to health. AlertNet also provides tools for journalists, including facts and figures, crisis briefings and training modules.
This website provides news and information on HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and research, including global HIV/AIDS news stories as reported in the UK media and from African sources (although there is no searchable archive). The site has a section for personal stories from people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS, and information about many topics, including treatment of HIV/AIDS and its related opportunistic infections, HIV/TB, and prevention of mother to child transmission. It also carries country and regional-level statistics and has an image library.
Launched as part of the BBC's AIDS Season in November 2003, this website contains news updates, features and analysis on HIV/AIDS around the world, as well sections on the biology
This is a virtual library of Latin American social science papers maintained by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). It provides open and free access to more than 4,000 full-text books, periodical articles and other documents, in Spanish.
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and UNAIDS have created this new and evolving online resource centre about gender and HIV/AIDS, which includes care and treatment issues. The site features news, events, and an electronic discussion forum
This website publishes video news coverage of under-reported global health stories, focusing on HIV/AIDS; polio; tuberculosis; malaria; neglected tropical diseases; maternal and child health; and food security. Each topic includes an overview of the subject, a photo gallery, and the latest news and videos highlighting current issues. The website includes a blog, a 'newsroom' page that highlights developments within the organisation, details of current and future film projects, and links to related organisations.
This is a project operated by the Kaiser Family Foundation with major support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It aims to keep journalists informed of the latest updates on malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. The website has information on the current status of each disease, and links to news items from around the world. There are also extensive links to libraries and many other information resources.
Readers can receive e-mails of news and event updates from the Kaiser foundation, and can use a search facility for news summaries.
HDN is a non-profit organisation that supports electronic networking and communication for HIV/AIDS organisations around the world to promote a more effective response to the epidemic. This includes hosting a number of discussion forums for the exchange of ideas, information, and first-hand experiences. A network of correspondents reports from international conferences and provide country-specific perspectives.
HIV Insite from the University of California at San Francisco provides an extensive database of in-depth information and resources. Highlights include Knowledge Base
(an online textbook of HIV disease) and NewsWatch
(a listing of HIV/AIDS-related news from various sources). The site also includes regional news, reports, and statistics from around the world.
This web portal was developed by the Bioethics Division of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Witwatersrand University, South Africa. Lack of funding means the site is no longer updated, although remains a comprehensive resource on HIV/AIDS, and ethics/law/policy in developing countries. The section on AIDS trials
contains information about guidelines, ethical concepts, drug availability, standards of care, vaccine research, ethics review, researcher and research participants. Other sections cover drug prices, resource allocation, healthcare professionals, communities, patients, research papers and legal issues. The site also contains daily news through links to articles about HIV/AIDS published in a range of periodicals.
IRIN provides news, information and reports on humanitarian issues affecting sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia for an estimated daily email readership of over 50,000. This includes the latest HIV/AIDS reports accessible through their PlusNews service.
Focusing on US-based health policy, the Kaiser Network provides daily HIV/AIDS news stories from around the world through email alerts and an easy-to-navigate web-based archive. The website contains webcasts, a searchable calendar of forthcoming events, coverage of scientific research presented at international conferences, and links to an excellent new resource for the media, Global Health Reporting.
This website is aimed primarily at healthcare professionals and policymakers involved in healthcare delivery in Africa. It provides information on a wide variety of topics, including a section on HIV/AIDS, containing a useful chart describing different antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) and their generic counterparts, as well as links to a selection of scientific and medical literature on ARVs.