HIV/AIDS

Internet Links
 
Brooklyn and HIV/AIDS
http://www.downstate.edu/hiv/index.html
SUNY Downstate provides facts about the disease in Brooklyn and about the "Brooklyn Knows" project which has the goal of wide spread testing in the borough.
 
Free Testing Sites
http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/about/
Just enter your zipcode and a list of the nearest testing sites is provided. Don't forget to call ahead to verify hours and services.
 
Gay Men's Health Crisis
http://www.gmhc.org/
Information and descriptions of services offered to women, youth and young adults, transgender and gender non-conforming persons as well as men.
 
General Information
http://www.thebody.com
A listing of HIV/AIDs hotlines, resources and a variety of useful information will be found here.
 
General Information
http://www.medlineplus.gov
The National Institutes of Health and the National Libraryof Medicine's website for consumer information about hundreds of diseases and conditions plus a large section about drugs. Under "Health Topics" choose "A" for a section on living with HIV/AIDS and under "H" for much more information on the topic. This is one of the best sites for information.
 
General Information & National Policy
This site provides comprehensive government-wide information on HIV/AIDS for the general public from federal agencies and includes the national policy on HIV/AIDS.
 
History of HIV/AIDS in the USA & Info About Other Countries
Under the heading "Knowledge Base" there is an article titled "Epidemiology of HIV in the United States" which has a section on the earliest diagnoses of cases and a history of how the disease was identified in the United States. It also discusses the epidemic from 1981-1996 and how the disease spread in the USA. It also provides information about individual countries.
 
HIV/AIDS Around the World
http://www.pedaids.org/
The web site includes up-to-date facts about the internation crisis of HIV/AIDS.
 
HIV/AIDS Around the World
http://www.who.int/topics/hiv_aids/en/
WHO provides an international perspective to the problem as well as basic information, Q&As, statistics and the
latest news on HIV/AIDS outside the US.
 
History of HIV/AIDS in the USA & Info About Other Countries
Under the heading "Knowledge Base" there is an article titled "Epidemiology of HIV in the United States" which has a section on the earliest diagnoses of cases and a history of how the disease was identified in the United States. It also discusses the epidemic from 1981-1996 and how the disease spread in the USA. It also provides information about individual countries.
 
Kidshealth.org
Basic information is presented here in an easy to read format for teens and adults.
 
Lab Tests
Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.
 
Latest Information & Statistics
This site has hard to find statistics on transgenderd persons and the older population. It also offers a section that that has the latest information available.
 
National HIV/AIDS Strategy
This web site provides not only medical information but also the National Strategy of the Obama administration for combating the diseases.
 
This site provides explantions of the effects AIDS can have on the nervous system.
 
Find an amazing amount of statistics here such as: age at diagnosis, rates by race and ethnicity, transmission methods, the 10 states with the highest number of cases, state profiles, number of deaths and international facts.
 
Youth with HIV/AIDS
http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/sexualbehaviors/
This site has statistics on the number of youth (13-24) who have HIV/AIDS.