Research: Online Resources

A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and other federal agencies, AIDSinfo provides information on HIV/AIDS clinical trials and treatment, and merges two previous DHHS projects: the AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS) and the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS). The site offers the latest federally-approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment, and prevention, as well as medical practice guidelines for healthcare providers, researchers, HIV/AIDS patients, and the families and friends impacted by HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC)
The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) is a community- and consumer-based organization that was founded in December 1995 to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of vaccines against HIV/AIDS. It provides independent analysis, policy advocacy, public education, and mobilization to enhance AIDS vaccine research and development.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a leading non-profit organization funding research and programs directed toward health issues in developing countries and improving equity in global health and learning.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC’s mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

CDC National AIDS Hotline (U.S.-based)
This U.S. hotline is for general questions about HIV, for educational materials and for the number of local state AIDS hotlines and HIV/AIDS testing sites.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), through its National Library of Medicine, developed this site to provide patients, their families, and the public with current information about clinical research studies.

HIVCore is a consortium funded by USAID and led by the Pop Council, which includes EGPAF, the Futures Group and the University of Washington.

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is a global organization working to speed the development and distribution of preventive AIDS vaccines — the world’s best hope for ending the AIDS pandemic. IAVI’s work focuses on four areas: mobilizing support through advocacy and education; accelerating scientific progress; encouraging industrial participation in AIDS vaccine development; and ensuring global access.

Immunopaedia is a South Africa-based program designed to address the fundamental needs of healthcare providers (specifically, those working with HIV-infected children) who require a general understanding of immunology.

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation website offers a variety of news and information on health policy issues including Medicare, Medicaid, children's health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, healthcare advertising, minority health, public education, and health reform.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
The NIAID website provides general information about HIV/AIDS, news releases and NIAID publications, research activities on AIDS and infectious diseases, and information about grants and clinical trials.

The Body Positive
Established in 1987, The Body Positive, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a self-help model of HIV/AIDS education, information, and support.

UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS)
The UNAIDS website includes an extensive collection of statistics on HIV/AIDS, consensus documents, global HIV trends, country-specific data, demographics, and epidemiology.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
The United States Agency for International Development is an independent agency that provides economic development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.

Women, Children and HIV
The Women, Children and HIV website is the result of a collaboration between the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and the Center for HIV Information at the University of California at San Francisco. The site contains resources on the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), care of children, program/training materials, state-of-the-art clinical information and training resources, and the implemention of services responsive to the needs of the CDC Global AIDS Program (CDC/GAP).

World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization is the United Nations' specialized agency for health-related issues and causes. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. This non-profit organization, founded in 1958, works to strengthen state leadership in educational policymaking, promote excellence in the education of all students, advocate equality of access to educational opportunity, and ensure continued citizen support for public education.