By the end of 2004, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS. The year also saw more than three million deaths from AIDS, despite recent improvements in access to antiretroviral treatment. You can see theWorld HIV & AIDS Statistics here. In the United States, the CDC estimates there are 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and 24-27% of the people were undiagnosed or unaware they had HIV.
Books for Adults
The Guide to Living with HIV Infection: Developed at the Johns Hopkins AIDS Clinic
by Bartlett, John G.
New edition (2001) discusses tests, choosing a doctor, treatment options, and prevention of virus transmission,
Books for Teens
Pedro and me : friendship, loss, and what I learned
by Winick, Judd
In graphic art format, describes the friendship between two roommates on the MTV show "Real World," one of whom died of AIDS
More books for:
"In Their Own Words" (http://aidshistory.nih.gov/animation.html)
AIDS history in the United States since 1981, in words and images, by researchers at the National Institutes of Health
Caring Connections (http://www.caringinfo.org)
From the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Caring Connections helps to improve care at the end of life. Some of the topics it helps with are Advance care planning, Caregiving, Pain, Financial Issues, Hospice and palliative care, and Grief and loss. A valuable resource!
HIV/AIDS Treatment Information (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/hiv/treatment.html)
From the National Library of Medicine - Specialized Information Services Detailed information in PDF files (requires Acrobat Reader) for all age groups. Includes "How to Find Reliable HIV/AIDS Treatment Information on the Internet."
The AIDS Quilt (http://www.aidsquilt.org/)
Dramatic photographs and news about the quilt.
UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (http://www.unaids.org/en/default.asp)
Global perspective on the disease.
AFAN: Aid for AIDS of Nevada (http://www.afanlv.org/)
A nonprofit local organization providing support and advocacy for individuals and families in southern Nevada since 1984. Information source for care coordination and disease prevention.
2300 South Rancho Drive, Suite 211
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Clark County Coalition of HIV/AIDS Services Providers (http://www.atdn.org/access/states/nv/nv.html)
Treatment and Care Resource Information or Providers. Access Project.
Southern Nevada Health District (http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/hiv-aids/index.php)
625 Shadow Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89106
AIDS Office: 702-759-0702
or en Espanol: 1-800-342-SIDS (1-800-342-7437)
Your central resource for information on HIV/AIDS clinical trials and current therapy.
Latest news releases on treatment; information on the disease; statistics; clinical trials, and other primary information from research institutes throughout the nation.
National Institutes of Health - Office of AIDS research (http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/)
Describes efforts in therapy, vaccines, microbiocides, prevention, and international research to combat AIDS.
A service of the National Library of Medicine, it provides citations and abstracts to over 12 million journals from 1966 to date.
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