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Annotated listing of HIV-related Internet 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 sites containing information on HIV disease and other useful information regarding health, government, and related resources.

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 infection.


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.

AIDS Pathology

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)
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 (ARCW)
Website for ARCW, the statewide AIDS service organization in Wisconsin. This website includes information about ARCW services, staff, upcoming activities, and contact information.

American Civil Liberties Union – HIV/AIDS 
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 (ACP)
Website on 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 medicine.

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)
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 Resource
Extensive and comprehensive HIV knowledge base with links to numerous resources.

CDC Division of HIV-AIDS Prevention (DHAP)
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. 

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 Testing Website
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website is dedicated to HIV testing and emphasizes the important role testing can play in HIV prevention activities.

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 Network (NPIN)
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 Resource Service.

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 characteristics. 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 and newsletters, related prevention resource materials, and an overview of behavioral research.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This is the home page of the CDC with links to various Centers and Divisions within CDC. It includes general health and traveler's’ health information; publications; data and statistics; training, employment and funding information; and reprints of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Critical Path AIDS Project -– AIDS Treatment Information
The 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.

Family Voices
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.

Federal Register 
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 Statistics
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.

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 high-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 activities.

Gay Men'’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
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 of HIV infection and AIDS, guides to self-care, educational materials, newsletters, and links to other related websites.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
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 and contracts, upcoming events, and HRSA’ publications.

Healthfinder is a gateway consumer health information service of the U.S. government. It includes access to online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Internet sites, support and self-help groups; and government agencies and nonprofit organizations producing reliable information for the public.

HIV InSite
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 (IAPAC)
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 the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, and links to related sites.

Immunization Action Coalition and Hepatitis B Coalition
Website of a nonprofit organization committed to increasing immunization rates of children and adults. Health education materials on hepatitis A and B, including specific materials for men who have sex with men, and immunization recommendations for persons with HIV infection.

JAMA –- Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
The JAMA home page includes the table of contents listing 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 (MCH) Bureau (Federal)
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 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, and TOXLINE; continuing medical education resources; and free subscription to Medscape’s MedPulse, a weekly e-mail newsletter highlighting what'’s new on Medscape.

Morbidity and 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 surveillance.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (HIV-related) 
A searchable index of HIV-related articles published in the MMWR from 1981 through the present.

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) 
Founded in 1992, NASTAD is a nonprofit 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 publications. 

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
NCHS is the primary federal organization responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics. This website includes summary statistics and access to NCHS statistical reports, NCHS publications, data warehouse, news releases, FAQs, related conferences and training institutes, and NCHS web search engine.

National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)
NCCHC is a national organization directed at improving the quality of health care in the nation'’s jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. The NCCHC home page includes the association'’s newsletter, CorrectCare; information about NCCHC certification and accreditation; educational seminars and conferences, and NCCHC publications; a general information resource, Health Care Network; and Corrections Connection Network, an online resource for corrections news and information.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
NCSL is a national association for members of state legislatures. 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 and subscriber services; NCLS meetings and events; and related Internet links.

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, and 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 grants.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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 (NLM)
The NLM, located at the National Institutes of Health, maintains the world’'s largest collection of biomedical information. NLM manages extensive electronic databases on biomedical information and offers free MEDLINE search through Internet Grateful Med or PubMed. NLM’s categorization of HIV-related information is AIDSLine.

National Library of Medicine - Specialized Information Services  
This is the National Library of Medicine’s 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 that 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 (NASEN)
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 and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA is a federal agency located in the Department of Labor, responsible for protecting the health of America’s workers. The OSHA web page has information about OSHA, including media releases; publications; programs and services; an office directory; statistics and data; compliance assistance; ergonomics; Federal Register notices; FAQs; standards; technical information; and links to U.S. government and safety and health Internet sites.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
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 Clinician’s Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline staffed by health care providers at the 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
Project Inform is a national, nonprofit, 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 health care 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)
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 and advocacy; prevention; needle exchange; hotline/client services; referral database; SFAF events calendar; and HIV/AIDS links.

Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP)
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
This is the State of Wisconsin home page. It provides access to resources available from Wisconsin state agencies, departments, and other governmental branches.

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 Internet
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.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) 
The website of the UW–-Madison includes information on UW admissions, academics and research activities (including information on libraries and access to electronic libraries), student resources, outreach, athletics, and information beyond the campus.

University of Wisconsin Extension (UWEX)
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 and 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 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 DHS and 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 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 comprises 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 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 

The Wisconsin HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Information and 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.

Wisconsin Legislature
The home page of the Wisconsin Legislature includes the text of Wisconsin Acts; text and histories of legislative proposals; publications from the Legislature; email 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 (WSLH)
The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene is Wisconsin's 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 (WER); WHO Statistical Information System (WHOSIS); WHO publications and newsletters; international travel information; World Health Report; and international links.

Last Revised: February 3, 2019