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WHO: Factsheets on HIV/AIDS

These materials are designed to be adapted for use at national or sub-regional level. They give general information and their target audiences are nurses and midwives nevertheless, they will be useful for other health workers and for other professionals such as teachers, pharmacists and community workers. Evaluation sheets also available. An excellent resource for teaching.
See fact sheet 5 regarding children.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:40]

Medical Foundation for AIDS and Sexual Health

It aims to benefit people with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS so that they receive better care, greater respect, and more integration in society information and contacts.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:34]

NHS Direct: HIV and AIDS resources

NHS Direct has a good web resource including information about patient organisations, voluntary groups, patient information leaflets and audio-clips (all information in English). Scroll down and click on 'HIV'.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:34]

National AIDS Trust (NAT)

The National AIDS Trust works on policy research and campaigning to improve the UK's prevention efforts and the quality of life of people with HIV/AIDS. NAT publishes regular research and recommendations on HIV services, as well as a quarterly policy bulletins which highlight unmet needs and best practice to professionals in the field.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:35]

Organising Medical Networked Information (OMNI)

This is a gateway to evaluated, quality internet resources in health and medicine. Contains links to selected, evaluated and comprehensive Good internet resources relevant to AIDS and HIV.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:35]

Dept of Health: Expert Advisory Group on HIV and AIDS

This site includes documents on oral transmission of HIV: Statement of risk, HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, HIV and Infant Feeding, practical, everyday advice for HIV infected people. (All pdf files).

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:35]

WHO department of HIV and AIDS

Global resources on prevention, symptoms, care, global strategies.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:36]

Health Protection Agency: HIV and AIDS

HPA has detailed information on surveillance, epidemiology, plus current data for the UK and publications.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:36]

Terrence Higgins Trust

This is a leading HIV & AIDS charity in the UK and in Europe. It is the largest provider of direct services to the groups most affected by HIV - gay men and UK African communities. Plus information for health care professionals.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:37]

AVERT: information for young people

Good site for young people, containing: personal stories, history section, containing HIV and AIDS, statistics information on becoming infected, a young and gay section, free resources.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:37]

Positive Nation magazine

The magazine is published each month. It aims to provide a platform for all people affected by HIV and AIDS in the UK. Index for past features has interesting articles.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:37]

United Nations Population Fund: HIV Testing in Refugee Situations

A summary paper on UNAIDS/WHO position on mandatory HIV testing in refugee situations. Although this paper applies mainly to emergency situations, there is valuable material here for the UK context.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:37]

UNAIDS: Global AIDS/ HIV and STD statistics

Epidemiological fact sheets by country.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:38]

AEGiS: AIDS Education Global Information System

An on line resource with information and materials including: key topics, fact sheets, conference abstracts, a comprehensive news service, a law library, articles and publications, references and information on useful links.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:44]

Eligibility of non-residents for NHS treatment

BMJ article: BMJ 2004;329:684 (18 September),:
'Eligibility for HIV treatment needs special consideration'

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:44]

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