(Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome): the late stage of the illness triggered
by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). According to the
official definition published by the CDC, a person receives an AIDS diagnosis
when he or she has a CD4 (helper T-cell) count of less than 200 and/or
certain opportunistic infections common with advanced immune deficiency.
AIDS-Defining Illness include one of a list of serious illnesses that
occurs in HIV-positive individuals and is reason for an AIDS diagnosis
according to the CDC's definition of AIDS. Among these conditions are
peumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), mycobacterium avium complex (MAC),
AIDS dementia complex, AIDS wasting syndrome, invasive cervical cancer,
Kaposi's sarcoma and cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis.
AIDS Data Animation Project
- still frames and animations
at this Web site document disease trends for the years 1981
to 1992 using mortality data from the National Centers for
- Aegis: The largest HIV knowledgebase in the world
- The Sisters of St. Elizabeth Of Hungary and Roxane
Laboratories, Inc.: latest news from major wireservices and
newspapers, online library of HIV/AIDS related journals and
access to HIV/AIDS databases including AIDSLINE
- AIDS & HIV: Alternative Medicine Resources
Alternative Medicine Homepage, University of Pittsburgh
- AIDS Project Los Angeles
- information on positive living
- AIDS Treatment Data Network
- provides information
about treatment counseling and referrals for HIV and AIDS
and contains a directory of clinical trials, treatment and
disease fact sheets, access to government and
pharmaceutical sponsored therapies, alternative therapies and
a glossary (en espaņol) .
- AIDS.ORG (Immunet)
- an Internet interface to the
AIDS/HIV databank, resource and information sharing data
network, containing treatment information, an AIDS/HIV
glossary, and an AIDS/HIV resources database for
worldwide assistance and information
- AIDS/HIV issues
- a comprehensive site from The Queer Resources Directory
- AIDS: the Agony of Africa
- Pulitzer Prize-winning series by Mark Schoofs from The Village Voice: " As the death toll from AIDS recedes in America, Africa is reeling from an epidemic of Biblical proportions. South of the Sahara, AIDS is worse than anywhere else in the world, and this catastrophe is transforming the continent forever.
This series explores AIDS in Africa. Based on hundreds of interviews conducted in nine countries over six months, the series covers the social, biological, and human ramifications of HIV:"
- Canadian HIV Trials Network
- facilitate HIV/AIDS clinical trial activity in Canada
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
- "This site houses the nation's largest collection of information and resources on HIV/AIDS, STD and TB prevention."
- HIV InSite
- University of California, San Francisco AIDS
Research Institute, San Francisco AIDS Program at San
Francisco General Hospital, Center for AIDS Prevention
Studies and the Harry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, funds
by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb
Company, Merck & Co. and Sun Microsystems: links to
medical, social, prevention resources includes access to the
AIDS Knowledge Base, a comprehensive textbook for
medical professionals and researchers
- "not-for-profit coalition of concerned health care
professionals committed to assuring access to high quality
oral health care services for adults, adolescents, and children
living with HIV disease"
- Links to Community-Based Organizations
- New York
Academy of Medicine's HIV/AIDS Information Outreach
Project: linked pages from community based organizations
in New York City
- Marty Howard's HIV/AIDS HomePage
- a comprehensive
site created by an individual living with HIV
- No Time to Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention
- Committee on HIV Prevention Strategies in the United States, Division of Health
Promotion and Disease Prevention, Monica S. Ruiz, Alicia R. Gable, Edward H.
Kaplan, Michael A. Stoto, Harvey Fineberg, and James Trussell; Editors, Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 2000.
- The Body: An AIDS and HIV Information Resource
- has as its mission education, rapid dissemination of
information, political action, connecting individuals, and
artistic and spiritual expression
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS
- World Health Organization: gloabl epidemic
statistics and guidelines
|Organizations, Associations, and Agencies|
- AIDSinfo: A Service of the United States Department of Health and Human Services
- "provides information on HIV/AIDS clinical trials and treatment. It is a merger of The AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS) and the HIV/AIDS treatment Information Service (ATIS)." Information on federally and privately funded clinical trials as well as federally approved HIV treatment and prevention guidelines.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- information on all communicable diseases: including HIV and AIDS information
- Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
- the United States
oldest and largest not-for-profit AIDS organization
- International AIDS Society (IAS)
- "overriding purpose is to
contribute to the control and management of HIV/AIDS
globally in co-operation with national and regional AIDS
Societies, UNAIDS, WHO and other international
organisations, including NGO networks"
- International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care
- a not-for-profit association of more than 6,800 physicians and other healthcare professionals in
43 countries. IAPAC's educational services aim to "expand access by HIV/AIDS-treating physicians and other healthcare professionals to
cutting-edge clinical management information related to HIV and other associated complications."
- National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
- prevent HIV infection and reduce
the incidence of HIV-related illness and death,
in collaboration with community, state,
national, and international partners
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
- Working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people
- National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS)
- vaccine and clinical trial information
- National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Information
- United Sates Food and Drug Administration HIV Infection and AIDS Activities
Database for Anti-HIV Compounds
Database for Anti-HIV Compounds
- The Division of
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS),
National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease: monitor developments in the chemotherapy of HIV and opportunistic infections (OI's)
- HIVdb: Drug Resistance Algorithm (Beta Test)
- Infer drug resistance to 16 available drugs using rules hyperlinked to data within the database subset of the Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database
- "Submit an HIV-1 pol-gene DNA sequence and obtain a sequence alignment to the reference strain HXB2, a list of mutations and different predictions of phenotypic resistance of the respective virus to 17 antiretroviral drugs"
- HIV Databases
- "data on HIV genetic sequences, immunological epitopes, drug resistance-associated mutations, and vaccine trials": Los Alamos National Labortaory, University of California, United Syaes Department of Energy, funded by the Division of AIDS of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
- HIV Protease Structural Database
- "an archive of experimentally determined 3-D structures of Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1), Human Immunodeficiency Virus 2 (HIV-2) and Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) Proteases and their complexes with inhibitors or products of substrate cleavage. It serves a global community of researches, educators and students"
- Stanford HIV Drug Resistance Database
- "A curated database containing nearly all published HIV RT and protease sequence: a resources for researchers studying evolutionary and drug-releted variation in the molecular targets of anti-HIV therapy."
- is a comprehensive database of organizations conducting HIV-related clinical research in the United States sponsored by HIV InSite