NNLM Reading Club: HIV/AIDS Health
Share Health Information
Although library staff cannot answer specific questions about medical conditions or treatment options, they can guide their community members to trusted health information so that they can make educated decisions about their health and that of their loved ones.
To supplement any health program or event, download and share trustworthy and free resources from the National Library of Medicine, affiliated government agencies, and non-profit associations to help stop HIV stigma and promote testing, prevention, and treatment.
- HIV 101 (English and Spanish double-sided)
- HIV and AIDS: What's the Difference?
- Living with HIV: Steps to Better Health
- Three Things to Know About HIV Treatment
- You Can Safely Share
Programming for Libraries
- Let’s Stop HIV Together is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) campaign offering effective and culturally appropriate messages about HIV prevention and treatment.
- Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture is a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition. It explores the rise of AIDS in the early 1980s and the evolving response to the epidemic over the last 30 years. For schedule information, contact your NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator.
There's an NIH for that...and more
National Institutes of Health
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is the primary NIH organization responsible for research to understand, treat, and prevent HIV/AIDS.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the largest biomedical library in the world. It maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources.
- AIDSinfo Information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.
- HealthReach Easy access to free multilingual, multicultural HIV/AIDS information.
- NNLM HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Coordination Center is a resource for the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP), a competitive awards program offered by the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) to community-based organizations and libraries to improve HIV/AIDS health information access.
Department of Health and Human Services
HIV.gov provides access to U.S. Government HIV/AIDS information with support from the Minority HIV/AIDS Fund. Its mission is to expand the visibility of timely and relevant Federal HIV policies, programs, and resources to the American public and increase the use of new media tools to extend the reach of HIV knowledge, programs, and services to communities at greatest risk or living with HIV.
- HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator is a location-based search tool for finding testing services, housing providers, health centers, and other service providers. Embed the widget on your website.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Most of CDC’s HIV/AIDS prevention efforts are the responsibility of the Office of Infectious Diseases National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). Within this Center is the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), charged with the mission of preventing HIV infection and reducing the incidence of HIV-related illness and death
- Opioid and Health Indicators Database identifies counties at the highest risk of an HIV or a hepatitis C outbreak.
- HIV Risk Reduction Tool Learn about factors that increase or decrease the risks of transmitting or contracting HIV.
- HIV/AIDS Programs and Services (American Psychiatric Association)
- National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is a technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.
- The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program helps more than half a million people living with HIV who have no insurance or are underinsured find primary medical care and essential support services.