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AIDS (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.

Internet Guides
Detroit Community AIDS Library
Gateway to HIV/AIDS Information for Detroit and Southeastern Michigan
Internet Bookmarks for AIDS
New Mexico AIDS Infonet Fact Sheet Number 999
Internet Sampler HIV / AIDS Resources
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region
MedWeb: AIDS and HIV
Emory University Health Sciences Center Library
Internet Sites
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 Health Statistics
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
The 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
UNAIDS: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS
World Health Organization: gloabl epidemic statistics and guidelines
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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 (IAPAC)
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
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Consumer Health Information
Caring for Someone with AIDS at Home
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Eating Defensively: Food Safety Advice for Person with AIDS
United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration
healthfinder, hot topics, AIDS
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Medem Medical Library HIV/AIDS
represents patient education information from our Medem's partner medical societies
National Library of Medicine
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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
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
MMWR Online
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an online journal of safe sexuality
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