Annotated listing of HIV-related
Internet Web sites
The Internet is an invaluable resource for
consumers and professionals. To keep pace with expanding knowledge and resources, the
Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program has compiled the following annotated listing of Internet websites containing information on HIV disease and other useful information regarding health,
government, and related resources.
All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the
benefit of the general public. The Department of Health
Services does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the
information provided on externally linked pages.
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead
Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency,
and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. As one of 12
agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ
supports health services research that will improve the quality of
health care and promote evidence-based decision making.
AIDS Education and
Training Centers National Resource Center
The AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) National Resource
Center provides education and training resources for regional AETCs,
including the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center which covers
Wisconsin. The Resource Center website contains information and resource
materials for clinicians who manage the care of persons with HIV
AIDSinfo is an HIV/AIDS-related website sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It is the result of
merging two previous DHHS projects: the AIDS Clinical Trials Information
Service (ACTIS) and the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS).
The mission of AIDSinfo is to offer the latest federally approved
information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and
medical practice guidelines for consumers and health care providers. The
intended audiences for AIDSinfo are persons with HIV and their families
and friends; health care providers; and researchers.
Website for AIDS Network, the lead AIDS service organization providing
HIV-related prevention and care services in southcentral Wisconsin.
This website includes information about AIDS Network services, staff,
upcoming activities, and contact information.
Internet site of the Pathology Laboratory "Web Path" sponsored by the
medical school and medical library at the University of Utah. This site includes tutorials
on the pathophysiology of HIV and AIDS and is supported by extensive graphics and text.
AIDS Project Los Angeles
APLA is the largest AIDS service organization for Los Angeles county residents. This
site includes information about APLA publications and other resources.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
Website for ARCW, the lead AIDS service organization in western,
northern, northeastern, and southeastern Wisconsin. This web site includes information about
ARCW services, staff, upcoming activities, and contact information.
AIDS Treatment Data Network (The
The Network is a national not-for-profit, community-based organization maintaining
comprehensive and current information databases on AIDS/HIV treatments, research studies,
services, and access to care. This website includes a directory of clinical trials;
simple fact sheets on treatments, conditions and laboratory tests; the newsletter
TREATMENT REVIEW which covers new treatments and clinical trials; clinical treatment
guidelines from the U.S. Public Health Service; and a broad variety of other information
resources primarily related to care and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS-related
American Civil Liberties Union
This ACLU website includes HIV/AIDS-related resources such as briefing papers,
position statements, summaries of ACLU HIV-related projects and activities, resources on
civil liberties, and related ACLU news.
American College of Physicians
Website for the internal medicine from the American College of Physicians.
Information for consumers and professionals, including ACP publications such as HOME CARE
HIV & AIDS GUIDE and a comprehensive list of website links related to internal
American Liver Foundation (ALF)
One of the most comprehensive Internet resources on hepatitis. Includes information on
print and video resources, public policy issues regarding hepatitis, access to care and
treatment services for persons with hepatitis.
American Social Health Association
ASHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and elimination of
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This website includes information about ASHA
activities and publications, general information about STDs, related national hotlines, an
online catalog of ASHA publications, links to related websites, news items, and online
access to the ASHA newsletter STD NEWS.
The Body: A Multimedia AIDS and HIV
Extensive and comprehensive HIV knowledge base with links to numerous resources.
CDC Division of HIV-AIDS
Lead CDC agency responsible for coordinating and directing HIV/AIDS prevention and
surveillance programs and activities. Internet site includes: basic HIV/AIDS-related
statistics; conference information; funding opportunities, consumer-oriented health
information, links to other sites; media campaign materials; publications and other
resources, slides and graphics; and training information. This site includes
AIDS/HIV-related reprints from the MMWR and access to the AIDS Daily News Summaries
through the National AIDS Clearinghouse.
CDC Hepatitis Website
This website is a comprehensive resource on hepatitis A, B, C,
D, and E. The site includes reports, educational information,
recommendations, Spanish language information, and specific topical
information addressing prevention, transmission, testing, co-infection,
and treatment guidelines.
CDC HIV Rapid Testing Website
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website is
dedicated to rapid HIV testing and emphasizes the important role rapid
testing can play in HIV prevention activities. Contents on the web page
include overviews of rapid testing, CDC and FDA press releases, HIV
counseling with rapid tests, rapid HIV testing of women in labor and
delivery, laboratory considerations, CLIA waiver information, and
studies on rapid tests.
CDC Learning Connection
CDC Learning Connection (CDC LC) is a one-stop learning resource
that can help increase public health knowledge and skills and meet
professional development needs. The CDC LC features quality
e-learning, a monthly spotlight on public health topics, CDC TRAIN, a
dynamic public health learning management system, and Quick-Learn lessons
for mobile learning on-the-go.
CDC National Prevention Information
This is the information clearinghouse on HIV/AIDS for the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC). This Internet site is accessible in English or Spanish. NAC
databases include information on organizations, educational materials, funding
opportunities, news (including the AIDS Daily News Summaries), conferences, periodicals,
and federal press releases. This site has links to other websites and information
sources, including the AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS), HIV/AIDS
Treatment Information Service, CDC Business Responds to AIDS and Labor Responds to AIDS
CDC Tuberculosis Website
The website of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contains TB-specific
recommendations and guidelines, surveillance reports, education and
training materials, and other information resources addressing the
prevention and control of TB.
Census Bureau Homepage
This is the website for the U.S. Census Bureau and is a resource for information on
U.S. social, demographic and economic information. This site includes news items; tools to
access census databases; search mechanisms; and information about products sold by the
Census Bureau and the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Center for AIDS Intervention Research
Website of the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) at the Medical
College of Wisconsin. CAIR is a multidisciplinary HIV prevention research
center dedicated to the development, conduct and evaluation of new strategies to prevent
HIV among persons most vulnerable to the disease. This website contains information about
CAIR research and publications, intervention resources, and CAIR faculty and staff.
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)
CAPS is an academic HIV prevention research center based at the University of
California San Francisco. This Internet site includes summaries of research activities,
prevention programs, bibliographies of CAPS scientific articles and reports, prevention
fact sheets, prevention news & newsletters, related prevention resource materials, and
an overview of behavioral research.
Centers for Disease Control and
This is the home page of the CDC with links to various Centers and Divisions within
CDC. It includes general health and travelers health information; publications; data
& statistics; training, employment and funding information; and reprints of the
MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT (MMWR).
Critical Path AIDS Project AIDS
Critical Path AIDS Project was founded by persons with AIDS (PWAs) for purposes of
providing PWAs and others access to information on treatment, resources, and prevention
information. The site includes newsletters, AIDS research summaries, treatment information
(conventional and alternatives), clinical trials, and links to AIDS service organizations.
This is the website of a national grassroots clearinghouse for information and
education concerning the health care of children with special health needs. The
organization advocates for children with special health needs and their families. This website includes online access to the bimonthly newsletter VOICES, weekly news updates, and
descriptions of major projects and activities of Family Voices.
The Office of the Federal Register maintains an organized and uniform system for
filing and publishing the official text of public laws, Presidential documents, and
administrative regulations and notices. This website maintains information on how to
access copies of public laws, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, The
United States Government Manual, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Public
Papers of the Presidents, and the Federal Register Document Drafting Handbook.
Fedstats: One Stop Shopping for Federal
The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this website to
provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by more than
70 agencies in the U.S. federal government. This database includes descriptions of
agencies and programs; regional statistics; contacts; press releases; policy information;
and links to additional websites.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) AIDS
This website is the central repository of HIV-related information and activities of
the FDA. It includes information on historic HIV/AIDS milestones; FDA review of testing
assays, barrier products and therapies; information on clinical drug trials and drug
development; related FDA articles and brochures; HIV/AIDS speeches by FDA staff; upcoming
meetings; and links to other HIV/AIDS websites.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender (LGBT) physicians, medical students and their supporters. GLMA works to
combat homophobia within the medical professional and in society at large, promotes
quality health care for LGBT and HIV-positive persons, and fosters professional
communication and collaboration. This website contains access to select articles from the
Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, press releases, public policy
initiatives, upcoming conferences and meetings, and other news on GLMA programs and
Gay Mens Health Crisis
GMHC is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the
U.S., offering support services to individuals and families in New York City and education
and advocacy nationwide. The GMHC website contains information on the basic facts on HIV
infection and AIDS, guides to self-care, educational materials, newsletters, and links to
other related websites.
Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA is an agency of the federal Department of Health and Human Services with primary
responsibility for federal programs supporting primary care, maternal and child health,
HIV/AIDS care and treatment services, health professionals, rural health policy, minority
health, and managed care. The HRSA website provides overviews of HRSA programs, news and
public affairs, and information on grants & contracts, upcoming events, and
Healthfinder is a gateway consumer health information service of the U.S. government.
It includes access to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Internet websites,
support and self-help groups; and government agencies and nonprofit organizations
producing reliable information for the public.
This website is coordinated by the University of California, San Francisco,
the AIDS Program at San Francisco General Hospital, the Center for AIDS Prevention
Studies, and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The website includes medical
information, prevention education materials, social policy information (including
legislation); community and research resources; state-by-state information about HIV/AIDS,
including state statistics, government programs, hotlines and other resources;
compilations of news articles, opinion pieces, documents, abstracts, bibliographies,
contacts and related Internet links.
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
The IAPAC website provides technical information for clinicians on management of HIV
infection; consumer literature; conference summaries; reprints of select articles from the
JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS IN AIDS CARE, and links to related
Immunization Action Coalition & Hepatitis B
Website of a nonprofit organization committed to increasing immunization rates of
children and adults. Health education materials on hepatitis A & B, including specific
materials for men who have sex with men, and immunization recommendations for persons with
JAMA The Journal of the American Medical
The home page of the JAMA includes the table of contents of articles in the current issue
of JAMA, summary of lead news stories, abstracts of original contribution articles, search
capabilities for current and select past issues of JAMA as well as the Archives of:
Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Ophthalmology, Neurology, General
Psychiatry, Otolaryngology, Surgery, and Pediatrics.
Maternal and Child Health
The MCH Bureau is the federal agency responsible for coordinating federally supported
health programs for infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women and their families.
This agency is located in the Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA) of the
federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The MCH Bureau coordinates
federally supported pediatric AIDS programs and activities. This website includes
descriptive information on bureau programs, related federal register notices, grants
guidance, newsletters and publications, and links to other MCH-related sites.
This site provides a comprehensive guide to Internet medical resources and includes
extensive searching capabilities.
This is an interactive, multi-specialty medical information service for clinicians and
consumers. It includes free, full-text, peer-reviewed clinical articles; daily medical
news; unrestricted free access to MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, & TOXLINE; continuing medical
education resources; free subscription to Medscapes MedPulse, a weekly e-mail
newsletter highlighting whats new on Medscape.
Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
This website has a searchable index of all MMWR publications from 1982 through the
present; MMWR morbidity and mortality tables; links to public health bulletins from around
the world; and case definitions for infectious conditions under public health
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports
A searchable index of all HIV-related articles published in the MMWR from 1981 through
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
1992, NASTAD is a non-profit national association of state health department
HIV/AIDS program directors who have programmatic responsibility for
administering HIV/AIDS health care, prevention, education, and supportive
services programs funded by state and federal governments. This site contains
overviews of NASTAD programs as well as access to select NASTAD reports and
National Center for Health Statistics
NCHS is the primary federal organization responsible for the collection, analyses, and
dissemination of health statistics. This website includes summary statistics and access
to NCHS statistical reports, NCHS publications, data warehouse, news releases,
related conferences and training institutes, and NCHS web search engine.
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
NCCHC is a national organization directed at improving the quality of health care in
the nations jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. The
NCCHC home page includes the associations newsletter CorrectCare; information about
NCCHC certification and accreditation; educational seminars & conferences, NCCHC
publications; a general information resource Health Care Network; and Corrections
Connection Network, an online resource for news and information in corrections.
National Conference of State
NCSL is a national association for members of state legislators. It fosters interstate
communication and cooperation. The NCSL home page includes NCSL program overviews;
legislative policy issues; information about state legislatures; state-federal relations;
NCSL publications & subscriber services; NCLS meetings & events; and related
National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)
The NGC is operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Health
Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), in partnership with the American Medical Association
(AMA) and the American Association of Health Plans. The NGC compiles evidence-based
clinical guidelines and related materials. This website is intended primarily for health
care professionals and others involved in health care services, related research, and
health care financing.
National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center
The National HIV Telephone Consultation
Service (Warmline) offers physicians and other health care providers
up-to-the-minute HIV clinical information, and individualized expert
case consultation across the broad range of clinical HIV/AIDS problems.
This website includes resources and guidelines pertaining to
post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
NIAID is responsible for overseeing the majority of HIV-related research conducted
through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIAID web page includes a directory
of key staff; listings of news releases, calendar of events, publications; links to other
sites; reports on research activities involving AIDS, allergy, immunology,
transplantation, microbiology, infectious diseases, and related laboratories; reagent
programs and repositories; clinical trials recruitment; and announcements of contracts and
National Institutes of Health
The NIH is a leading international research institution and is the federal focal point
for biomedical research in the U.S. The NIH web page includes an overview of the NIH with
links to various institutes and offices; news and events; select consumer health
information; information on extramural research and training programs; scientific
information resources and information systems at the NIH.
National Library of Medicine
The NLM, located at the National Institutes of Health, maintains the worlds
largest collection of biomedical information. NLM manages extensive electronic databases
on biomedical information and offers free MEDLINE search through Internet Grateful Med or
PubMed. NLMs categorization of HIV-related information is AIDSLine.
National Library of Medicine - Specialized Information Services
This is the National Library of Medicines listing of NIH/AIDS-related
information contained on Internet sites of the NIH, Public Health Service, and other
federal interagency projects.
National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
NMAC is a national AIDS organization which develops and promotes programs and services
for community-based organizations serving people of color affected by HIV/AIDS. The NMAC
web page includes information about NMAC, its activities (including The United States
Conference on AIDS), NMAC special events, and NMAC staff.
New York Times on the Web
This is the home page for the online version of the New York Times.
North American Syringe Exchange Network
The NASEN home page includes information and resources on syringe exchange programs;
related reports and literature; web links to content on drug policy and treatment,
AIDS/HIV information and safer sex; the NASEN newsletter NASENWORKS; web links to national
HIV/AIDS organizations; and information on upcoming NASEN meetings.
Occupational Safety & Health
OSHA is a federal agency located in the Department of Labor responsible for protecting
the health of Americas workers. The OSHA web page has information about
including: media releases; publications; programs and services; an office directory;
statistics and data; compliance assistance; ergonomics; Federal Register notices;
standards; technical information; and links to U.S. government and safety and health
Pan American Health Organization
The PAHO is an international public health agency focused on improving the health and
living standards of the countries of the Americas. The PAHO website includes technical
information about PAHO services; country health profiles; publications; public
information; library services; and links to other websites.
PEPLine is the National Clinicians Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline staffed
by health care providers at
University of California - San Francisco and San Francisco General
Hospital. PEPLine offers the most current information on treatment prophylaxis for
occupational exposures. The PEPLine website describes services provided through the
PEPLine toll free number at 1-888-HIV-4911.
Project Inform is a national, non-profit, community-based organization working to end
the AIDS epidemic by providing information on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV disease
to HIV-infected persons, their caregivers, and their healthcare and service providers. The
agency also actively advocates for improved regulatory, research and funding policies in
public and private sectors. The Project Inform website includes information on agency
publications; outreach and education efforts; and a hotline program.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
SFAF is one of the largest and oldest AIDS service organizations in the country. The
SFAF website includes information on treatment of HIV infection; public policy &
advocacy; prevention; needle exchange; hotline/client services; referral database; SFAF
events calendar; and HIV/AIDS links.
Seattle Treatment Education Project
STEP is a private nonprofit organization committed to bringing treatment information
to consumers, health care providers, and members of HIV service organizations. The STEP
website includes a variety of papers and newsletters published by STEP.
State of Wisconsin
http://www.wisconsin.govThis is the home page of the state of Wisconsin. "Badger," the State of
Wisconsin information server, provides access to resources available from Wisconsin state
agencies, departments, other governmental branches, as well as information resources at
the University of Wisconsin campuses, and sources from other states and the federal
Superintendent of Documents
This website, known as "GPO Access," is a service of the U.S. Government
Printing Office and provides free electronic access to a large volume of information
products produced by the federal government. It includes government information databases,
individual federal agency public files, tools to assist in locating government
information, collections of government information available for free use at local
libraries, and user support information.
Thomas: Legislative Information on the
Thomas is the Library of Congress website providing comprehensive congressional
information on proposed and enacted federal legislation, congressional committee
activities, house and senate directories, the Congressional Record, and related Library of
Congress web links.
The website of the UW–Madison includes information on UW
admissions, academics & research activities (including information
on libraries & access to electronic libraries), student resources,
outreach, athletics, and information beyond the campus.
University of Wisconsin Extension
The UWEX is the major outreach arm of the University of Wisconsin
System. The UWEX home page includes information on Extension programs and
activities in the following areas: agriculture/agribusiness; business &
economic development; community development; conference centers; continuing
education opportunities; environment; research services; student services;
public radio and television; youth and families; and special features.
Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention
As part of the University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the
Wisconsin Clearinghouse provides educational materials, training and consultation services
on prevention programs with a special focus on alcohol and drug abuse prevention. This website includes general information about the Wisconsin Clearinghouse, an online catalogue
of Clearinghouse materials, and listings of resource materials available to Wisconsin
residents through the Clearinghouse lending library, and papers written by Clearinghouse
Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
This is the Internet site for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
and includes DHS press releases, initiatives and reports; information about
staff, programs and services; information on DHS regulation and licensing functions; and
job opportunities available at DHS.
Wisconsin Hepatitis C Program
This website contains a variety of information resources on
hepatitis C virus (HCV), including Wisconsin HCV surveillance summaries,
information on Wisconsin HCV support groups and local health
departments, resource information for health care providers, links to
other HCV-related Internet websites, and resource documents such as the Wisconsin
Hepatitis Strategic Plan.
Wisconsin HIV Community Planning Network
The Wisconsin HIV Community Planning Network assists communities and the
Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program in the development, implementation, and
prioritization of HIV prevention and care services in Wisconsin. The Planning
Network includes the Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG) which is comprised
of 25-30 ambassadors who facilitate communication in the five public health
regions of Wisconsin. The SAPG meets periodically to assess current HIV-related
services, identify service gaps, and to advise the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program on
prioritizing HIV prevention and care services.
Wisconsin HIV/AIDS Training System
The mission of the Wisconsin HIV/AIDS Training System is to provide
statewide coordination of HIV/AIDS training, education and information
to increase the capacity of organizations and individuals to prevent HIV
transmission in populations at highest risk.
Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information and Referral Center
Wisconsin HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center (IRC)
provides information on the prevention, transmission, and treatment of
HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), and hepatitis.
Individuals and service providers are able to search the IRC website or
call a toll-free hotline to obtain information on HIV/AIDS, sexually
transmitted diseases, and hepatitis. The IRC provides referrals to
HIV/AIDS, STD, and hepatitis-related services including: clinics,
testing, service providers and other resources in Wisconsin.
The home page of the Wisconsin Legislature includes the text of Wisconsin Acts; text
and histories of legislative proposals; publications from the Legislature; e-mail
addresses of legislators; public hearing schedules; directories of registered lobbying
organizations and licensed lobbyists; and a search engine for state constitution,
statutes, bills, amendments and acts.
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene is Wisconsins public health and
environmental laboratory. It is part of the University of Wisconsin Madison and
offers laboratory services in clinical, environmental and occupational health as well as
proficiency testing programs for public and private laboratories. This site includes
agency publications (the newsletters InfoLine, Reactions, and Results!), program and
department descriptive overviews, and links to related websites.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The home page of WHO includes the WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record
Statistical Information System (WHOSIS); WHO publications & newsletters; International
travel information; World Health Report; and international links.
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