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    HIV/AIDS Resources

    For more information on HIV/AIDS, consult these websites:

    AIDS 2014. The 20th international AIDS conference July 20-25 in Melbourne, Australia, is arranged by the International AIDS Society, with partners including several governments and organizations. Its website offers an extensive fact sheet on HIV/AIDS basics, medical developments and global and regional trends.

    AIDS Info. The U.S. government consolidates information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research. The site includes information on drugs, clinical trials and guidelines for testing and treatment.

    Elton John AIDS Foundation. The international nonprofit organization funds direct patient care services and disease-prevention education. It has offices in London and New York.

    Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). The New York-based international nonprofit organization, co-founded by late actress Elizabeth Taylor, supports research and prevention and lobbies on public policy.

    International HIV/AIDS Alliance. The British-based alliance of 40 civil-society organizations promotes action on HIV, health care and human rights.
    International AIDS Society. The world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals, based in Geneva, Switzerland, organizes the international AIDS conference.

    Kaiser Family Foundation. The California-based nonprofit organization focuses on health policy analysis and health journalism. A 2013 report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic looks at its scope, prevention, treatment and responses, including government actions and funding.   

    UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. The U.N. partners with various organizations, from the World Bank to the World Health Organization, in collecting data and developing effective strategies, policies and resources to combat the epidemic.

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The federal government provides guidelines and recommendations for preventing, screening, diagnosing, treating and managing HIV infection and related diseases. It offers statistics and other resources.

    U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). A federal initiative to prevent and alleviate suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world, it’s the largest piece of the Global Health Initiative. The plan supports prevention, care and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. 

    World Bank HIV/AIDS. The institution, which pioneered global HIV and AIDS financing early in the emergency, set a goal to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015. It supports prevention, care, treatment and mitigation services.

    World Health Organization. The organization leads the global health sector’s response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Its priorities include treating HIV and tuberculosis co-infection and, with UNICEF, working to prevent HIV transmission from mothers to children.

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