The Office on AIDS 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.
- The APA Office on AIDS features blog posts on the Public Interest Directorate's blog, Psychology Benefits Society.
- 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
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.
- Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
HIV/AIDS data and surveys. Includes data on insurance, provider knowledge, health care utilization and drug resistance.
- CDC HIV/AIDS Homepage
- CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN): The CDC National AIDS Prevention Information Network – HIV, STDs, and TB information and links.
- National Center for Health Statistics page on AIDS/HIV. Includes tables and national data sets.
- Most recent HIV Surveillance Data.
- HIV Treatment Guidelines.
- Drugs of Abuse and HIV/AIDS Information
- HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
HRSA is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. This bureau focuses on HIV/AIDS issues.
- Mental Health AIDS (PDF version, 280 KB)– Mental Health AIDS is a quarterly biopsychosocial research update on HIV and mental health organized by topic area published by Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
This is a site on HIV/AIDS research and HIV-related articles from major wire services and newspapers across the U.S., an extensive online library of HIV/AIDS-related journals, and a database of scientific abstracts and other related documents. Fully indexed and searchable.
- National Institute of Mental Health: AIDS Research – Reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.
- National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) – NASTAD represents the nation’s chief state health agency staff who have programmatic responsibility for administering HIV/AIDS healthcare, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments. NASTAD is dedicated to reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS infection in the U.S. and its territories, providing comprehensive, compassionate, and high-quality care to all persons living with HIV/AIDS, and ensuring responsible public policies.
- United Nations (UN) Programme on HIV/AIDS
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) HIV/AIDS – FDA responsibilities include a variety of HIV/AIDS-related issues. The agency primarily serves a review and oversight function in areas related to drugs, biologics and medical devices for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, and AIDS-related conditions.
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.
Surviving the AIDS Epidemic
Despite recent medical advances and drug treatments, HIV remains a burdensome condition for millions of people around the world. In this episode, psychologist Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, talks about how the lessons from the survivors of the AIDS generation can inform the lives of those who are newly infected with HIV and those living with other challenging diseases.
The AIDS Drug, Truvada and Approaches to Prevention
Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, professor of applied psychology and public health, and associate dean of research talks about the AIDS drug, the new effective medication Truvada, and the different approaches to prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Interview of former COPA Chair Perry Halkitis, PhD, on PrEP comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention. Video courtesy of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
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.
- Avert.org – 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.
- Online Pamphlet: Answers to Your Questions about Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality (En español)
This pamphlet is designed to provide accurate information for those who want to better understand sexual orientation and the impact of prejudice and discrimination on those who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
- HIV-Associated Resources on the Internet (PDF version, 477 KB)
A review presented by the International AIDS Society — USA. Written by Wendy S. Armstrong and Carlos del Rio in 2009.
Help for Psychologists
- American Psychologist ® Special Issue: HIV/AIDS: Social Determinants and Health Disparities
- Behavioral Medicine: Biopsychosocial Challenges of Older Adults Living with HIV
- Institute of Medicine Report: Monitoring HIV Care in the United States: Indicators and Data Systems
- Institute of Medicine Report — HIV and Disability: Updating the Social Security Listings Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press
In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released HIV and Disability: Updating the Social Security Listings. This report makes recommendations for improving the Social Security Administration's ability to determine disability benefits more accurately and quickly through use of the HIV Infections Listing, which was last updated in 1993. Categories recommended for HIV disability allowances include low CD4 count and imminently fatal conditions amongst others. Report recommendations take into consideration the substantial changes in HIV infection since the introduction of potent combinations of antiretroviral drugs beginning in 1996.
- American Bar Association Civil Rights Efforts and HIV & AIDS Bench book
- Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
The Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute has compiled a number of continuously-updated resources in HIV prevention and drug use research ethics for Institute participants, researchers, students, faculty and teachers, as well as the general public.
- Report Release — IOM HIV Screening and Access to Care: Exploring the Impact of Policies on Access to and Provision of HIV Care
- American Bar Association AIDS Coordinating Committee
- Living beyond Loss: An Intervention for Coping with HIV and HIV-Related Loss
This project evaluates the effectiveness of a group psychotherapy intervention for secondary prevention of psychological distress among people with HIV infection who are coping with AIDS-related bereavement.
- Working with HIV: Issues for People with HIV/AIDS Contemplating Workforce Entry
This document provides information about issues that may arise from HIV-infected individuals who are contemplating work (re)entry. This describes challenges including, disability issues and social service support.
- Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management and Secondary Prevention in HIV/AIDS