HIV/AIDS Resources

 HIV/AIDS Resources

The HIV/AIDS Programs has compiled a variety of HIV/AIDS related online resources. This material will be of use for psychologists, health professionals, students, policy makers and the general public.

Blog Posts
  • The APA Office on AIDS features blog posts on the Public Interest Directorate's blog, Psychology Benefits Society.
Fact Sheets
  • How prescription pain pills (opioids) affect HIV (PDF, 214KB) 
  • The Effects of HIV on the Body
    This article explains how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) enters the body and directly attacks the immune system. Find out how it can weaken the body’s natural defenses and affect the different parts of your body.
  • CDC HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets
    This site acts as the resource center for the CDC’s HIV/AIDs related fact sheets. Fact sheets are divided by population, testing, treatment, surveillance, prevention, co-infection, risk behaviors and transmission risks.
  • Guttmacher Institute: HIV/AIDS and STIs
    This site acts as the resource center for the Guttmacher Institute’s fact sheets, highlighted policy articles and briefs, research articles, reports, audio clips and slide shows.
  • HIV/AIDS and Socioeconomic Status
    Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income, and occupation. It is commonly conceptualized as the social standing or class of an individual or group. When viewed through a social class lens, privilege, power and control are emphasized. Furthermore, an examination of SES as a gradient or continuous variable reveals inequities in access to and distribution of resources. SES is relevant to all realms of behavioral and social science, including research, practice, education and advocacy.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet
Government Sites

This list of government related HIV/AIDS web sites was compiled by the Office on AIDS.

This site is the government’s main resource center.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
  • Awareness days and HIV testing services
    Includes an interactive tool for locating HIV testing and other services, a list of HIV/AIDS awareness days for specific communities and information on what you can do to get educated about HIV/AIDS.

This list of websites was compiled by the Office on AIDS. It is a good beginning for sites about HIV/AIDS. Research conducted through search engines may yield additional information.

  • AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs) National Resource Center – The AETCs conduct targeted, multidisciplinary education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS. This website provides a central repository for AETC program and contact information and for training materials developed within the AETC network
  • AIDS Action – National AIDS advocacy and public policy organization. Web site provides comprehensive policy and legislative advocacy resources and information related to AIDS funding appropriations, healthcare/treatment access, housing, prevention, research, and the Ryan White CARE Act. Also features State of AIDS Online Discussion Board.
  • AEGiS – AIDS Education Global Information System Provides access to the latest news on HIV/AIDS.
  • AIDS United – The creation of AIDS United combines private-sector fundraising, philanthropy, coalition building, public policy expertise, and advocacy — as well as a network of passionate local and state partners — to most effectively and efficiently respond to the epidemic in the communities most impacted by it.
  • The American Foundation on AIDS Research (amfAR) – Local and Global resources for patients, providers, and researchers.
  • – The world’s most popular AIDS site. Contains information by region, including the U.S.
  • The Body: An AIDS Information Resource
  • Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) (Fact sheets) – The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) conducts local, national and international interdisciplinary research on methods to prevent HIV infection and its consequences.
  • CHIPTS – The Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) work to enhance collective understanding of HIV research and to promote early detection, effective prevention, and treatment programs for HIV.
  • Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) – On these pages, you'll learn more about how CAIR's research team is working to prevent HIV/AIDS in the United States and internationally.
  • Family Health International – Includes a variety of downloadable pdf books on AIDS care, AIDS as a chronic condition and testing.
  • Healthology: HIV and AIDS – Healthology provides information and articles targeted to people living with HIV/AIDS. Topics are current, extensive, and focus on health, treatment, and daily living.
  • HIVInSite-Gateway to AIDS Knowledge – Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco.
  • HIV Glossary – Compilation of definitions for words commonly used to describe HIV, its pathogenesis, associated treatments, and the medical management of related conditions. Updated in March 1997 to include terms related to recent advances in the field of immunology and the use of combination therapy to manage HIV infection. Also available in Spanish.
  • HIV InSite – Billed as "the most comprehensive, credible and trustworthy source of online information regarding AIDS," this web site features up-to-date information on medical research, prevention and education, social issues, and community resources.
  • HIV/AIDS Law and Policy Resource – Designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to HIV law and policy issues. Includes contents of the publication, AIDS and the Law (3rd ed.), authored by David Webber, who created this web site.
  • International AIDS Society-USA: HIV-Associated Resources on the Internet – Great resource created by Dr. Wendy S. Armstrong and Carlos del Rio published in 2009.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation (PDF, 340KB) – The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. KFF develops and runs its own research and communications programs, often in partnership with outside organizations.
    • Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report – HIV/AIDS report compiled by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, an independent health care philanthropy. Features current news and reports on policy, statistics, and scientific developments related to HIV/AIDS, both nationally and worldwide.
    • Kaiser Family Foundation: HIV/AIDS Data & Statistics – Gateway to HIV/AIDS statistics and key data available from the Kaiser Family Foundation, including links to HIV/AIDS fact sheets and state-by-state AIDS and other health-related data.
  • Life Cycle of HIV Infection (PDF Version, 180KB) – Describes step-by-step process of HIV infection. 
  • Medscape HIV page – Offers links to prominent HIV/AIDS journal, commentary, useful information for both researchers and those affected.
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