Public health and HIV/AIDS
- By: Irina Haivas
Few subjects in medicine have so many websites dedicated to them as HIV/AIDS, so the daunting task is not findinga website but choosing from the selection.
On the public health side, one of the umbrella websites is www.unaids.org, the website of the Joint United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS. This site gives recent overviews of the epidemic; reports from a specific area or country; information on the current global policy; and links to many programmes, organisations, resources, and events. The site also has a useful search engine, organised by topic, country, and organisation. For a similar point of view, information, and structure, you can visit also the AIDS sections in the World Health Organization's website (www.who.int/hiv/en), or in the World Bank's (www1.worldbank.org/hiv_aids).
Gateway to AIDS Knowledge (www.hivinsite.ucsf.edu) is a project of the University of California in San Francisco and an all round AIDS information website, including documents on epidemiology, prevention, and