Learning About and Living With HIV/AIDS
Since the world first became acquainted with AIDS more than 20 years ago, the research and literature available about the subject has grown in leaps and bounds. Just try typing “AIDS” into any search engine and you’ll be bombarded with thousands upon thousands of hits. By asking more specific questions about the subject, you can start using the Web to learn how to successfully live with the disease, talk to someone about HIV/AIDS, or get involved in activism organizations.
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There is a general agreement that AIDS education and awareness are some of the best ways to prevent the spread of this disease. A variety of programs are available for individual and group involvement in AIDS awareness activities.
- If you are part of a group or community with specific needs regarding AIDS awareness, try using a more general Web site such as NAPWA.org or Projinf.org to find links to other Web sites that address your particular needs.
is the homepage for the National Association of People with AIDS. This page contains plenty of helpful hints for hosting a National HIV Testing Day event in your home town. Donate to NAPWA, check a calendar of upcoming events, or use a very comprehensive services directory to find the services you are looking for related to HIV/AIDS.
is a popular Web site used by hundreds of HIV/AIDS and health information Web sites. Project Inform works to teach people about treatment and monitoring of HIV, advocate research, and educate people living with HIV on how to make informed healthcare decisions. Make sure to take a look at the options to the right of the page, such as “Resources for Medicare Part D,” and “Breaking News: HIV Treatment Info.”
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)
discusses the particularly high risks African Americans face with HIV/AIDS, and offers tools and ideas for hosting a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day event in your area. A simple registration process will sign you up for e-mail updates from NBHAAD on the subjects of your choosing.
targets young people, because half of all new HIV infections worldwide occur in people younger than 25. Spokesmodels with HIV and AIDS are invited from around the world to offer statements about getting educated, tested, living with the disease, and knowing about their HIV status. This site has a very modern look.
supplies information about participating in HIV/AIDS awareness projects overseas, and work with HIV/AIDS patients. For more information about a specific program, or to apply to a program, the “More Info” and “Apply Now” links are on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
The Kaiser Family Foundation
focuses on major health issues in the United States and is assuming a larger role in global health matters. The site also has links to the Global Media AIDS Initiative and state-by-state AIDS facts.
Log Cabin Republicans
is an organization supporting fair treatment of gay and lesbian Americans. You’ll find information here on the history of HIV/AIDS, information on early treatment options, a perspective on the global AIDS crisis, and more.
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