Saturday, June 03, 2006

A Quarter Century of AIDS - A Collection of News and Resources

Numerous news outlets have been supplying coverage marking the 25th anniversary of AIDS. On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a piece in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report publication describing 5 cases of Pneumocystis pneumonia among homosexual men in Los Angeles. These men were later recognized as the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States. The following are news items marking a quarter century of the epidemic and our progress towards controlling it, and consumer health websites providing information on the disease. This is a long list of resources, but they are well worth perusing, even if only a little at a time.

Goverment News & Resources:

Mass Media:

  • U.N. Strengthens Call for a Global Battle Against AIDS - New York Times
  • AIDS, at 25, Offers no Easy Answers - New York Times
  • The State of AIDS, 25 Years After the First, Quiet Mentions - New York Times
  • Spread of AIDS is Slowing, UN Report Finds - New York Times
  • Circumcision Studied in Africa as AIDS Preventative - New York Times
  • Fight AIDS at a Store Near You: New Products Among Funding Sources Discussed at U.N. Meeting - Washington Post
  • U.N. Group Sets Compromise on AIDS Policy
  • Progress for Some, Hopelessness for Many - ABC News
  • Viewpoints: AIDS 25 Years On - BBC News

  • 25 Years Into it, AIDS has a Face for Many of Us - Tennessean (Nashville)

  • AIDSAction
  • The AIDS Memorial Quilt
  • amFAR - The Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Black AIDS Institute
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
  • Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Global AIDS Alliance
  • Human Rights Watch - HIV/AIDS and Human Rights
  • International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
  • Latino Commission on AIDS
  • National AIDS Fund
  • National Minority AIDS Council
  • National Association of People with AIDS
  • National Catholic AIDS Network
  • Student Global AIDS Campaign
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women - Gender and HIV/AIDS

    Health Information:
  • National HIV Testing Resources - search for a testing site near you and get answers to frequently asked questions
  • MedlinePlus: AIDS
  • AIDS-related Cancers - National Cancer Institute
  • Women and HIV/AIDS - National Women's Health Information Center
  • AIDS and HIV Questions and Answers - Planned Parenthood
  • HIV and AIDS -
  • HIV/AIDS Questions and Answers - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • HIV Infection: The Basics - JAMA Patient Page
  • How to Use a Condom - American Social Health Association
  • How Do People Get AIDS? -
  • Living with AIDS - MedlinePlus
  • AIDS Medicines - MedlinePlus
  • AIDS and Infections - MedlinePlus
  • Your Rights as a Person with HIV Infection or AIDS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • AIDS Media Center: Global AIDS Resource for the Media
  • AIDS: The First 25 Years - AIDS Clinical Care journal
  • Face of AIDS: Global AIDS Film Archive
  • United Nations Development Programme: HIV/AIDS
  • World Bank: HIV/AIDS
  • Kaiser Network Daily HIV/AIDS Report
  • HIVInSite - current HIV/AIDS info
  • HIV and AIDS: History, Pictures, and Posters - AVERT
  • The History of AIDS
  • History of the AIDS Epidemic
  • AIDS clinical trials
  • HIV Infections clinical trials
  • HIV Vaccine clinical trials
  • Local HIV/AIDS Service Organizations in the U.S.
  • The HIV-AIDS Pandemic at 25: The Global Response - New England Journal of Medicine
  • AIDS at 25: The Timeline of an Epidemic - GlaxoSmithKline

    Note: Locally, Vanderbilt is conducting HIV vaccine research - Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Research Program

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    MeSH Tags: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; HIV; HIV Infections

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