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UN Population Fund: HIV Testing in Refugee Situations

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

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:25]

UNAIDS: Global AIDS/ HIV and STD statistics

Epidemiological fact sheets by country.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:20]

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.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:20]

Medical Foundation for Aids and Sexual Health

MEDFASH 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: 2006-01-16; 11:20]

NHS Direct: HIV and AIDS resources

NHS Direct has a good web resource, includes information about patient organisations, voluntary groups, patient information leaflets and audio-clips (all information in English).

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:21]

WHO: department of HIV and AIDS

Provides global resources on prevention, care, global strategies.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:21]

Health Protection Agency: HIV and AIDS

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

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:21]

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.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:21]

Organising Medical Networked Information (OMNI)

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

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:21]

National AIDS Trust (NAT)

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: 2006-01-16; 11:22]

AIDS MAP: resources on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic

This site is suitable for people with HIV, community organisations and professionals. It contains information about the epidemic (a global profile), community action, and research from the international HIV/AIDS alliance plus details of medical testing and new technologies.
It also discusses access to treatment and a toolkit for community organisations.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:22]

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: 2006-01-16; 11:22]

AVERT: information for young people

The site contains personal stories, a history section, HIV and AIDS statistical information, information on becoming infected, a young and gay section, plus free resources.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:23]

Positive Nation

This 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: 2006-01-16; 11:23]

IPPR: Migration, public health and compulsory screening for TB and HIV

Richard Coker examines the medical, legal and ethical issues surrounding on-entry and pre-entry screening; it concludes that screening is ineffective, costly and may have negative rather than positive impacts on public health.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:29]

AEGiS: AIDS Education Global Information System

An online 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: 2006-01-16; 11:31]

Eligibility of non-residents for NHS treatment

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

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:31]

Dispersal of HIV positive asylum seekers: national survey of UK healthcare providers

BMJ paper: BMJ 2004;329:322-323 (7 August)

Link [Last update: 2006-01-16; 11:31]

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