PATIENTS WITH HIV/AIDS will be looking for practical advice and support, so let them know about these online resources. These sites can provide patients seeking information with fact sheets, easy-to-read information, and support groups available in their area.
This site, sponsored by the U.S. government, provides visitors with basic information about the disease, federal resources, podcasts, and a searchable testing center and services locator. An informative blog with new posts daily is integrated with social media to help promote issues related to HIV/AIDS.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services runs this site, which offers medical practice guidelines, educational materials, and information about HIV- and AIDS-related clinical trials and drugs. Nurses can take advantage of reference documents such as lab testing procedures and HIV counseling and referral guidelines to help patients.
One of the earliest charities to get involved with AIDS education and support, this U.K.-based organization offers a global perspective on HIV/AIDS. Using this site, patients and other visitors can access a wealth of information about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, fact sheets, and quizzes to test their knowledge, as well as share their stories with others throughout the world.
World Health Organization: HIV/AIDS
This comprehensive page provides information on a wide range of topics relating to HIV/AIDS, including prevention, news and events, new therapies, and the latest worldwide statistics. Publications are available for download or purchase.