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World AIDS Day is December 1

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day is a global initiative to raise awareness, fight prejudice, and improve education about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.  Around the world, about 35 million people are living with HIV. In the United States, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV every year. It’s important that everyone ages 15 to 65 gets tested for HIV at least once. Some people may need to get tested more often. Learn how you can make a difference and spread the word. To access the toolkit go to


AIDSource: a Redesigned, Mobile-Optimized HIV/AIDS Information Website from the National Library of Medicine

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine’s web portal for HIV/AIDS information has been redesigned and given a new name. The new website, AIDSource, offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians.

Visitors to AIDSource will now be able to view the website content on their mobile device. The website is now automatically optimized for display across all device types, including desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. The new design of the website was constructed by user feedback received through a website survey in 2014. In addition to responsive design, the new AIDSource design also includes the following new features:

  • Addition of a slider feature that highlights resources of interest
  • Addition of images for topics
  • Improvements in website navigation, including a menu on all pages of the website that provides access to all topic areas

The mission of AIDSource is to serve as a reliable source for access to HIV/AIDS-related information from federal and non-federal sources. Resources included on the AIDSource website are organized by both topic of interest and audience, and information is available in English and Spanish.

NLM welcomes your feedback on the AIDSource website. Please send your comments to:

Go to AIDSource:

Want to see a demo of the site? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, on October 14 from noon -1pm ET for a webinar with the Project Manager.



New App Provides Access to National Library of Medicine HIV-information

Monday, August 31st, 2015

From HealthHIV:

“HealthHIV, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the launch of the Go2HIVInfo mobile application. HealthHIV created the Go2HIVInfo app to provide information about and direct access to NLM’s authoritative HIV-related websites to HIV providers, advocates, and people living with HIV/AIDS.The websites featured on the Go2HIVInfo app are:

More information:

October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

HIV can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender or age. However, certain groups are at higher risk for HIV and merit special consideration because of particular risk factors. Learn more about the prevention challenges Latinos face and find resources on the Centers for Disease Control page: HIV Among Latinos:

Best Practices in HIV Prevention

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

The Fenway Institute’s National LGBT Health Education Center has created a new resource. A multimedia education course that incorporates the findings from the white paper: “Best Practices in HIV Prevention: Translating Innovation into Action” is available free of charge. CME credit is also available. To learn more about reaching vulnerable populations, biomedical interventions for prevention, innovative technologies and more, see:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control have updated the prevention and treatment guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. These guidelines replace CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010.


Native VOICES Toolkit for Prevention

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

We R Native,, announces the release of Native VOICES, an evidence-based video designed to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The 23 minute video was designed to encourage condom use among heterosexual and LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer) American Indian teens, and young adults 15-24 years old. Watch the movie trailer online:

The Native VOICES Toolkit is available on request. Please send your name, tribe or organization, and mailing address to Tommy Ghost Dog Jr.,, to receive a free copy.

Circle of Life Multimedia Program HIV/AIDS Prevention

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

The Circle of Life program, from the U.S. HHS Office of Minority Health, is based on the Medicine Wheel to teach about mental, physical, spiritual and emotional wellness. The HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum is for middle school-aged students to learn about risks through multimedia and interactive tools, available at:

The (Positive) Power of Digital Storytelling

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015


We will soon be launching Positive Spin, an exciting new project that uses the power of digital storytelling, to raise awareness for those at risk for HIV and those providing HIV services about: the stages of the HIV care continuum; the steps people living with HIV (PLWH) can take to live longer, healthier lives; and the actions PLWH can take to reduce their risk of passing HIV to others.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: March 10

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual, nationwide observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, federal, national, and community organizations come together to offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower women and girls to learn the importance of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment. This year marks the 10th observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. To learn more about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day go to :