News, Global Health, Public Health: Today is World AIDS Day
December 1, 2009
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Today is World AIDS Day 2009
33.4 million people in the world are living with AIDS
Image Credit: http://UNAIDS.org – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009
Following is a brief list of statistical or factual sources for HIV/AIDS information:
- CDC staff collects a wide variety of epidemiological statistics about HIV/AIDS in the United State. One useful page is a link to factual data for individual U.S. states…. as an example, click here to view the latest HIV/AIDS data for the state of Connecticut. For other HIV/AIDS state data, also see this site from CDC.
- This site, HIV Reality (from the UK), has a group of interviews with people living with AIDS.
- An excellent subscription resource available for UCHC library users, GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) provides an impressive list of HIV/AIDS related statistical sources for countries worldwide. Here is a link to a FAQ-handout on using GIDEON handout.
Finally, knowing one’s own HIV status is essential information. At HIVTest.org an interactive list of local testing or counseling resources from U.S. healthcare agencies can be assembled (by zipcode). The pop-up list will show which agencies will test for free.
A screenshot below (from HIVTest.org page) shows a list of current testing recommendations for those who are sexually active:
Image Credit: HIVTest.org – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009