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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is December 1st, 2007. Established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1988, the goal of World AIDS Day is to increase awareness and to focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has established a World AIDS Day website that contains a variety of resources such as fact sheets, websites and customizable posters designed to assist organizations to raise awareness and mobilize local communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has numerous HIV/AIDS health information resources including:

  • HIV AIDS Information from NLM’s Specialized Information Services division, a comprehensive HIV/AIDS information portal that contains links to resources including treatment and drug information, diagnosis and testing, statistics and vaccine development
  • AIDSinfo, a website that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends, health care providers, scientists, and researchers. A Spanish mirror site InfoSIDA is also available
  • MedlinePlus: AIDS, with links to information on the latest news, diagnosis, prevention, therapy, disease management, clinical trials and much more.

For more information on the World AIDS Day campaign and activities around the world, see: http://www.worldaidscampaign.info/

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