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HIV & STD Testing Web Links Following are some web sites of interest with information on the various types of HIV tests and issues regarding HIV & STD testing. We provide a short synopsis of site content and who created and/or sponsors the site. We provide these links as an introduction to your search for information on the Web. Inclusion here does not indicate an endorsement of any site.
Please note that many sites you will find here (and by a search engine: try searching for "HIV testing" for instance) are sponsored by drug companies. This sponsorship does not mean the information is necessarily prejudiced in the companies' favor, but is a factor you should be aware of.
Some people believe some governmental sites (due to funding restrictions from the Feds) may be biased in favor of abstinence based risk/harm reduction and that may appear to be the case in prevention areas of a site. Even non-profit sites may be motivated by a certain philosophy. We encourage you to check out the origin and sponsorship of any web site you access for information; often at the very bottom of the main page will be a link to "who we are" or "about us" or "Content Policy" or "Sponsors" or "Our Mission and Team." Access these links to better understand the philosophy and nature of the site and the information you will be accessing.
Please contact us with any suggested sites for inclusion or an editorial on a site you accessed from this page or on your search engine.
PROJECT INFORM has been around since the beginning of the epidemic with its very useful HOTLINE staffed by supervised volunteers. PI has the latest information on treatment guidelines, treatment options and fact sheets on the various medications.
There is a vast array of information for everyone from the person just diagnosed with HIV to those with advanced AIDS. All the info is downloadable.
THE BODY is sponsored by just about every drug company we have heard of, thebody.com describes itself as "the complete HIV/AIDS Resource" and "your starting point for finding just about anything you need to know about HIV." The site is extensive and aside from the interesting ASK THE EXPERTS relies on an extensive list of links to organizations, articles, and current news on the various subjects related to HIV.
AIDS.GOV bills itself as THE GATEWAY TO ALL FEDERAL SITES and is the federally sponsored site that covers just about every subject related to HIV/AIDS and you will find a wealth of mainstream information.
UCSF'S HIV "insite" is a product of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). This site can get way too technical for most of us, but the box in the lower left hand corner FOR PATIENTS AND THE PUBLIC can guide you to a great deal of accessible information on care & treatment issues. And when you are ready to get more technical this is a very complete site.