The Wisconsin HIV/STD/HCV Information & Referral Center
HomeAbout UsHIVSTDHepatitisFind Services Near YouContact Us  


HIV/AIDS Information Links
  General Resources
Statistics and Surveillence

Wisconsin Resources
Treatment and Research
Minority Populations and Information in Other Languages
For Service Providers and Health Professionals

General Resources
Information from the Federal government about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, research, and using new media in response to HIV/AIDS.

AIDS InfoNet
Easy-to-print single topic fact sheets featuring information on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatments and medicines, opportunistic infections, are easily accessible in both English and Spanish. Also offers long list of web links by topic. The AIDS InfoNet is a project of the New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center in the Infectious Diseases Division of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

AVERT is an international HIV/AIDS organization based in the UK, with the aim of AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide. The site emphasizes HIV/AIDS prevention, with a great section for young people, but also provides help for HIV-positive people, with pages on HIV treatment, stories from people living with HIV/AIDS, and a section on HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
The Body is an extensive HIV knowledge base containing information on over 550 topics surrounding HIV and AIDS. Also available in Spanish.

Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Business Responds to AIDS and Labor Responds to AIDS programs (BRTA/LRTA) help large and small businesses and labor unions meet the challenges of HIV/AIDS in the workplace and the community. This site provides information on HIV and the law, HIV in the workplace, developing AIDS policy, training managers and staff, and workplace tools including kits that can be ordered free of charge.

The CDC is responsible for public health surveillance, prevention research, and programs to prevent and control HIV infection and AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB).

HIV/AIDS Glossary - in English (also available in Spanish)

HIV InSite
This web site is a project of the UCSF Center for HIV Information. The site provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy for patients and the public. Includes information for the newly diagnosed, HIV basics, statistics, Q&A forums, and information for youth and other populations.

Website for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, a Federal program that provides HIV-related health services. The program works with cities, states, and local community-based organization to provide services to more than half a million people each year.

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization that focuses on issues of health care coverage, financing, access to care, and prevention, especially for women, people of color, and youth.

MEDLINEplus - Health Information - HIV/AIDS
Provides acces to extensive, accurate, and current medical information. AIDS section contains links to consumer health information and prevention items. Some resources available in Spanish. MEDLINEplus is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Specialized Information Services
This is the National Library of Medicine's collection of HIV/AIDS-related information sources for the public, researchers/scientists, health professionals, students and educators.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF)
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) is one of the largest and oldest AIDS service organizations in the country. The SFAF web site includes information on HIV treatment; public policy & advocacy; prevention; needle exchange; and related links. Also available in Spanish.

Central source of technical assistance and training for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Top of Page

Statistics and Surveillence

Wisconsin HIV/AIDS Statistics and Reports
The Wisconsin AIDS-HIV Program monitors reported cases of HIV infection and AIDS. It compiles epidemiologic information, including quarterly surveillance summaries, a review of HIV case surveillance data and an interactive map of county HIV case surveillance data.

U.S. HIV/AIDS Statistics and Surveillance
The CDC's surveillance system collects reports of cases of HIV and AIDS as they are diagnosed. This website provides basic statistics, surveillance reports, and other resources. Surveillance reports contain tabular and graphic information about U.S. HIV and AIDS case reports, including data by state, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age, and case definition category. This is the most accurate and comprehensive source of U.S. HIV/AIDS statistical information.

Global HIV/AIDS Statistics - UNAIDS Epidemiology Slides
The UNAIDS site provides the latest epidemiology data and statistics from the World Health Organization's (WHO) and United Nations AIDS' (UNAIDS) working group on global HIV/AIDS and STI surveillance.

Top of Page

Wisconsin Resources

AIDS Network
AIDS Network is an AIDS service organization providing AIDS care, counseling and prevention services to south central Wisconsin. AIDS Network has offices in Madison, Janesville, and Beloit.

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW)
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is a private, non-profit health and social service agency. ARCW provides a variety of services including HIV counseling, testing and referral; comprehensive services for people living with HIV including care & treatment, case management, dental, legal, housing assistance, mental health services and more; and HIV advocacy.

Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR)
Based at the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) is a multidisciplinary HIV prevention research center. CAIR faculty and staff are dedicated to the development, conduct, and evaluation of new strategies to prevent HIV among persons most vulnerable to the disease. CAIR's research also focuses on the prevention of adverse health and mental outcomes among persons living with HIV infection and their loved ones.

HIVictorious strives to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin and throughout the United States through education, advocacy, and community mobilization.

Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program
The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program is the lead agency in Wisconsin government responsible for coordinating the state's public health response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Update and Quarterly Surveillance Summary are available on this web site.

Top of Page

Treatment and Research

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)
ACRIA is a non-profit organization that studies new treatments for HIV/AIDS and related diseases, and conducts a comprehensive HIV health literacy program. Here you will find information on medical research, clinical trials, and HIV health literacy. Information also available in Spanish.

AIDSinfo: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research
AIDSinfo is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of AIDSinfo is to offer the latest federally approved information on clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for health care providers, researchers, and persons with HIV.

American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
amfAR is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP)
NATAP provides the latest in HIV/AIDS and hepatitis research and treatment information, news, conference reports, antiretroviral drug data, in-depth articles and other publications.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) - Division of AIDS (DAIDS)
DAIDS is a research division of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), formed in 1986 to address the national research needs created by the advent and spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Division's mission is to increase basic knowledge of the pathogenesis, natural history, and transmission of HIV disease and to support research that promotes progress in its detection, treatment, and prevention. Information on all of these topics can be found on this web site.

Project Inform: Information, Inspiration and Advocacy for People Living With HIV/AIDS
Project Inform is a national, non-profit, community-based organization working to end the AIDS epidemic. The site provides treatment information for HIV-infected persons, their caregivers, and their healthcare and service providers. The web site includes information on agency publications, outreach and education efforts, and hotline program. Also available in Spanish.

Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN)
This Chicago-based organization publishes Positively Aware magazine. The web site provides and online version of Positively Aware, HIV drug guide, related links and information in Spanish.

Top of Page

Minority Populations and Information in Other Languages

Asian Community AIDS Services
Non-profit community based organization providing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support services to the East & South East Asian communities. Contains HIV treatment, care and nutrition information in Asian languages including: Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog and English.

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
National advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Offering programs and resources including API HIV Capacity Building, API Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, prevention information, fact sheets, materials in English and API languages and more.

Balm in Gilead
The mission of Balm in Gilead is equipping churches to become leaders in the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

The Body en Espanol
The Body is an extensive and comprehensive HIV knowledge base containing information on over 550 topics surrounding HIV and AIDS.

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)
GMHC is a nonprofit AIDS organization, offering support services to individuals and families and education and advocacy nationwide. Special programs include the Institute for Gay Men’s Health and the David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention & Health Education. This web site contains: basic facts on HIV/AIDS, guides to self-care and safer sex, testing and treatment information, and a section en Espanol.

ASIAC provides culturally sensitive and language appropriate HIV and related services to Asians & Pacific Islanders (APIs) and their partners, family members, friends and service providers in the Philadelphia area.

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
National AIDS organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS.

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center’s mission is to address the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians through culturally appropriate advocacy, research, education, and policy development in support of healthy Indigenous people.

Office of Minority Health - HIV/AIDS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative aims at reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS on racial and ethnic minorities. This Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative Web page, administered by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) Resource Center, provides links to a wealth of HIV/AIDS related services and information, especially for minority communities.

Top of Page


Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)
The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) is an academic HIV prevention research center based at UC-San Francisco. This web site includes summaries of research activities; prevention programs; bibliographies of CAPS scientific articles and reports; prevention fact sheets; prevention news & newsletters; prevention resource materials; and an overview of behavioral research.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) HIV Prevention Fact Sheets
Fact sheets are prevention focused and are available in English and Spanish.

Harm Reduction Coalition
The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) is committed to reducing drug-related harm among individuals and communities by harm reduction education, interventions, and community organizing. HRC fosters alternative models to conventional health and human services and drug treatment; challenges traditional client/provider relationships; and provides resources, educational materials, and support to health professionals and drug users in their communities to address drug-related harm.

Managing Desire: HIV Prevention Strategies for the 21st Century
This site offers access to AIDS prevention knowledge in a non-clinical manner, resources for counselors and educators, information on testing and safer sex, and related links.

National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN produces, collects, catalogs, processes, stocks, and disseminates materials and information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB to organizations and people working in those disease fields in international, national, state, and local settings. All NPIN services are designed to facilitate sharing of information and resources on education and prevention services, published materials, research findings, and trends among users. This site is accessible in English or Spanish.

North American Syringe Exchange Network (NASEN)
NASEN is dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs as a proven method of stopping the transmission of blood borne pathogens in the injecting drug using community. Provides information on syringe exchange programs, related reports and literature, harm reduction and safer sex.


Top of Page


Advocates for Youth
Encourages efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, health care providers and educators, policy makers, youth activists, and the media. The organization promotes honest, accurate sex education, helps parents talk openly to their children, and encourages policy makers to craft policies based on the research highlighting effective programs. Resources include news, sections for teens and for parents, facts & figures, and recent publications.

Awake is a factual information source on HIV, STDs, condoms, safer sex, body art, needle safety and much more. AWAKE (Adolescents Working toward Awareness, Knowledge, and Empowerment) is a health education and risk reduction program directed at the community level. Available in English and Spanish.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to pediatric HIV/AIDS research. The site offers research, news, updates, education, and links to other resources for pediatric AIDS patients.

I Wanna Know
Addresses questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases. Provides information on sexually transmitted disease basics, prevention, and puberty, frequently asked questions, a section for parents, and more. Sponsored by the American Social Health Association..

LIFEbeat: Music Fights HIV
LIFEbeat is dedicated to reaching America's youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention. LIFEbeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and to provide support to the AIDS community.

National Pediatric AIDS Network (NPAN)
NPAN is a resource for information on HIV/AIDS from preconception through adolescents. Provides access to information about such topics as: treatment; clinical trials; services for children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS; conferences; educational resources; publications and other information resources.

Scarleteen – Sex Education for the Real World
Provides information on all aspects of sexuality, including birth control, safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases, anatomy, sexual orientation, sexual and romantic relationship and communication tools, and more. They offer a nonjudgmental and unbiased attitude of tolerance and understanding for teens, whether they choose to be sexually active or abstain; tools to encourage celibacy from any sexual activities until reasonable readiness for them, and to do so from a standpoint of embracing safe sexuality, rather than anti-sex approaches, misinformation, scare tactics or shaming; encouragement to know as much as possible, and from an educated standpoint, to make sound choices based on personal ethics and values gleaned from family, role models and the individual teen self.

Sex, etc.
Information and articles for teens, written by teens, on various subjects relating to sex, STDs, teen pregnancy, birth control and other topics. Sex, etc. is funded by Rutgers University Foundation and operated by the Network for Family Life Education.

Planned Parenthood - Info for Teens
Sexual health web site for teens committed to providing the facts about sex so teens can use information to make their own responsible choices. Provides honest and nonjudgmental information about sexuality in language teens can understand with the hope that they will use this knowledge to reduce their risk of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Youth and HIV/AIDS: Resources for Educators, Policymakers, and Parents
A directory of selected national, state, and local resources and an annotated resource listing of audiovisual, print and other educational materials for AIDS education and HIV prevention. This resource document is designed to provide information about technical assistance resources and educational materials that can guide the development, implementation and evaluation of HIV and other STI prevention education programs for school-age youth. The document is divided into two sections: a resource directory and an annotated resource list.

Top of Page

For Service Providers and Health Professionals
Information from the Federal government about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, research, and using new media in response to HIV/AIDS.

AIDSinfo: Offering Information on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention, and Research
AIDSinfo is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The mission of AIDSinfo is to offer the latest federally approved information on clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for health care providers, researchers, and persons with HIV.

Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care is a non-profit professional nursing organization committed to fostering the individual and collective professional development of nurses involved in the delivery of health care to persons infected or affected by the HIV and to promoting the health, welfare, and rights of all HIV infected persons.

The Body Pro: The HIV/AIDS Resource for Healthcare Professionals
The Body Pro is an online resource dedicated to the needs of HIV/AIDS healthcare professionals. Topics on this site cover: HIV prevention & testing, treatment, conferences, AIDS policy, and professional development. The Body Pro also offers free continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits.

Website for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, a Federal program that provides HIV-related health services. The program works with cities, states, and local community-based organization to provide services to more than half a million people each year.

International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC)
The IAPAC web site provides technical information for clinicians on management of HIV infection; conference summaries; reprints of select articles from the Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, and related links.

National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center
A UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital-based AIDS Education and Training Centers clinical resource for health care professionals. Services provided include three hotlines: The National HIV/AIDS Telephone Consultation Service (Warmline); The National Clinician's Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline); The National Perinatal HIV Consultation and Referral Service (Perinatal Hotline).

Central source of technical assistance and training for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Women, Children, and HIV Resources for Prevention and Treatment
The goals of this site are to provide: clinical information and training resources on mother-to-child transmission of HIV, perinatally acquired pediatric HIV infection, and related topics; and to communicate the best practices in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and caring for infected children.

If you don't find the information you are looking for on this website, the
Wisconsin HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center
hotline can provide information about STDs.
Please call us toll free in Wisconsin

Or call CDC INFO at

Disclaimer | HIV/AIDS Content Notice | Site Map


© 2003 The Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center. All rights reserved.