Websites containing quality and reliable health information can provide patients with valuable support and resources. You can follow the updates and news of these sites easily with RSS as described in this video.
If you don't want to deal with using RSS, PeRSSonalized AIDS and HIV, a free, simple, multi-lingual Webicina service that features the latest news of the most relevant social media resources focusing on medical conditions and specialties, is created for you.
This video shows how it works:
You can insert the term "AIDS and HIV" into the custom Pubmed feed box to receive the latest peer-reviewed publications focusing on AIDS and HIV automatically.
We collected the best sites focusing on AIDS and HIV-related support and information below. Please let us know if you have suggestions.
Description: "HIV and AIDS information from the Federal government about prevention, testing, treatment, research."
Quality: "AIDS.gov provides access to Federal HIV/AIDS information through a variety of new media channels, and supports the use of new media tools by Federal and community partners to improve domestic HIV programs serving minority and other communities most at-risk for, or living with, HIV."
Description: "For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people."
Quality: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is also accredited by HONcode.
Description: "The latest HIV News & AIDS News articles published daily. Includes news on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), antiretrovirals, awareness, preventive measures, treatment options and co-infections, including Tuberculosis.."
Quality: The most comprehensive medical news site. More than 2 million unique visitors every month.
Description: "ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience."
Description: "MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news."
Description: "Health24 content is educational, relevant, and medically reviewed. The aim of the editorial is to enable readers to make informed decisions about their health.
The site covers a wide range of topics, such as in-depth information on common medical conditions, diet, fitness, pregnancy, parenting, men's and women's health. It is continually being updated by a team of medical specialists and journalists."
Description: "MedicineNet.com is an online, healthcare media publishing company. It provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site."
Quality: Since 1996, MedicineNet.com has had a highly accomplished, uniquely experienced team of qualified etexecutives in the fields of medicine, healthcare, Internet technology, and business to bring you the most comprehensive, sought after healthcare information anywhere.
Description: "The WebMD content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. Our esteemed colleagues at MedicineNet.com are frequent contributors to WebMD and comprise our Medical Editorial Board. Our Independent Medical Review Board continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness."
Description: "We want to break down the "medical language barrier" between the doctor and the patient. Critical medical information must be presented in a clear and understandable language so that the patient fully understands his or her choices and decisions. Ultimately, it is the patient who must make the critical health choices."
Description: "The Web's largest source of HIV and AIDS information. Read, listen or watch the latest HIV/AIDS news, research and resources. Learn about HIV prevention, HIV testing, HIV symptoms, HIV/AIDS treatment and HIV/AIDS-related health issues, as well as first-person stories from HIV-positive people."
Quality: The mission statement is clear, the advisory board features medical professionals, and contact information is also shown.
Description: "AVERT.org provides AIDS & HIV information, including information about HIV/AIDS infection, HIV testing, prevention, global and African information, AIDS treatment, statistics and personal stories."
Quality: AVERT.org is the most accessed HIV & AIDS web site in the world.
Description: "AVAC is an international non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy, and community mobilization to accelerate the ethical development and eventual global delivery of AIDS vaccines and other new HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic."
Quality: "AVAC was founded in 1995 as the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition by a few volunteers with experience of treatment activism at ACTUP/NY. Their stated mission was to speed the development of preventive HIV vaccines by analyzing obstacles to HIV vaccine development and advocating to remove them, without taking resources away from basic research, treatment, or prevention."
Description: "MyHIVLife.com is about "living" with HIV, in every sense of the word."
Quality: "This website covers advances in treatment and disease monitoring tools that have not only allowed HIV-positive people to live longer and healthier lives, but also to focus on issues beyond the virus, such as quality of life and feeling and looking their best. In addition, this site provides resources and useful tips to help people living with HIV discuss HIV-related issues with their healthcare providers."
Description: "We aim to create and disseminate iformation resources rooted in the experience of those most affected, enabling individuals and communities to take action and control in responding to HIV and AIDS."
Description: "Everyday Health is for consumers who need to manage their conditions daily, get answers to their most important health-related questions, or find thorough information about how to get and stay well."
Description: "The New York Times presents a comprehensive library of medical topics, including in-depth articles on diseases, conditions, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries. The encyclopedic reference is frequently updated and reviewed by doctors, medical writers and editors."
Quality: The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
Description: "As consumers increasingly migrate online to self-manage their health, Healthline Networks has realized the importance of delivering rich, easy-to-understand health information to help people make better decisions about their health."
Description: "Health information for the whole family."
Quality: "Familydoctor.org is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP". It is also accredited by HONcode.
Description: "AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers."
Quality: "All of the information from the AIDSinfo staff, Web site, and other project resources is from federal government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and others." It is also accredited by HONcode.
Description: "The PhysOrg.com™ staff mission statement is to provide the most complete and comprehensive daily coverage of the full sweep of science, technology, and medicine news. Sci-tech readers will find coverage of relevant and interesting current events. We strive to bring our readers a large assortment of stories, catering for scientists, researchers, engineers, academia, tech geeks, students, and graduates alike. With a highly educated and sophisticated readership and target audience, PhysOrg.com stories go beyond mere catchy jargon. We find out the who, the what, the where, the how, and the why of a story - and the why not. Our job is to find the interesting science and technology stories, uncover the details, and give our readers their daily dose of news at a single source."
Quality: "PhysOrg.com™ is a leading web-based science, research and technology news service which covers a full range of topics. These include physics, earth science, medicine, nanotechnology, electronics, space, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics and other sciences and technologies. PhysOrg publishes approximately 100 quality articles every day, offering some of the most comprehensive coverage of sci-tech developments world-wide."
Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.
StumbleUpon helps you discover and share great websites. As you click Stumble!, we deliver high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended by your friends or one of 6 million+ other websurfers with interests similar to you.
Diigo: If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.
Click here to see all the AIDS/HIV-related sites submitted on Diigo.com.