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Woman from IndiaAlthough research and teaching have helped make significant advances in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, it continues to be a global epidemic.  UNAIDS estimates the total number of people living with HIV in 2010 is 33.3 million.  Just over half of individuals living with HIV are women and girls.  In 2009, an estimated 370 000 children contracted HIV during the perinatal and breastfeeding period.  Although treatment has improved, close to 10 million people living with HIV eligible for treatment under the WHO guidelines are still in need.  A total of 1.8 million people  died from AIDS or AIDS-related infections last year alone.   

The Johns Hopkins CCGHE wants to continue its efforts to improve these statistics by providing health care workers with updated and practical HIV/AIDS clinical training suited for resource-limited settings.  CCGHE has provided an in-country "train-the-trainer" nursing program for HIV/AIDS care. Since 2005, Johns Hopkins faculty have presented over 1900 educational presentations, training an estimated 8000 providers and technicians in ~20 countries.  In HIV, telemedicine training programs include a series of clinical case-based lectures and interactive discussions. (See our India HIV Case Discussion and Ethiopia HIV Case Discussion archives)  Grand Rounds from the Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases are live webcast to centers around the world, and are recorded and archived for viewing on demand. 

Relevant Links

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Useful HIV treatment documents for download to your PDA.

Selected lectures (in spanish only) from a Workshop on ART Resistant HIV Genotype

For conference coverage of the 4th International Aids Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, see:     Clinical Care Options HIV   and   AidsMap

Also available: CME Course:  Treatment Issues in Resource-Limited Settings
Faculty presenters: Richard E. Chaisson, MD, Hoosen Coovadia, MBBS, MD, FCP & Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD

Comprehensive In-Depth HIV/AIDS Sites

UNAIDS - the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

World Health Organizations (WHO) /HIV Infections

HIV InSite - a project of the University of California San Francisco

AIDSinfo - US National Institutes of Health (NIH) website of HIV/AIDS resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) HIV/AIDS

e-HAP - Information from CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

NAM Aidsmap.com - includes completely searchable databases of HIV treatment and care, worldwide HIV organization listings, and one of the most comprehensive ranges of patient information available on the web

HIV Clinical Resource – Clinical Guidelines, Best Practices, Quality of Care, and Clinical Education: a collaborative effort between the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, Office of the Medical Director, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.

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HIV Epidemiology

UNAIDS/WHO AIDS Epidemic Update Report 2006

CDC HIV/AIDS slide sets - HIV epidemiology and testing are regularly updated

CDC Global HIV/AIDS Program - featured guidelines and programs by country

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HIV Care and Treatment

CDC MMWR Volume 68 April 27, 2012 Guildlines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children.

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection - The Pediatric Antiretroviral Guidelines Working Group, July 29, 2008
     Supplement: Pediatric Antroviral Drug Information

Johns Hopkins Poc-IT HIV Guide - HIV Pocket Guide written by Dr. John G. Bartlett, Johns Hopkins University, Division of Infectious Diseases, 2008-09 - Online version

Johns Hopkins Pocket Guide to Adult HIV/AIDS Treatment- 86-page HIV Pocket Guide written by Dr. John G. Bartlett, Johns Hopkins University, Division of Infectious Diseases, 2008-09 - Full text version

Building Blocks: Guidelines for Antiretroviral Treatment in Adults for Latin American and Caribbean Countries
This guidebook is based on the recommendations of a PAHO advisory group (August 2001) as well as on the document, "Expansion of Antiretroviral Treatment in Low-Resource Settings" (WHO, 2002).

NIH AIDS Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents - 146-page downloadable PDF file - updated November, 2008

NIH AIDS Mobile Resources & Tools- Offers an antiretroviral toxicity tool, drug database, guidelines and HIV/AIDS glossary optimized for display on mobile devices.

HIV Drug Interactions Website - an informative and educational HIV pharmacology resource by the University of liverpool

HIV Drug Resistance Database - from Standford University, a public database to represent, store, and analyze the divergent forms of data underlying HIV drug resistance

HIV Drug Resistance Mutations Figures Pocket-sized folding cards - form for requesting cards from IAS-USA

Family Health international HIV/AIDs -  tools and guidelines for HIV care and management in resource-constrained regions

International HIV Care, Treatment, and Prevention Guidelines

Women, Children and HIV  - A comprehensive website for HIV prevention and care of women and children

Specific links within the above site include:
Clinical guidelines for HIV care of women and children organized by topic

AIDS-Images.ch - The AIDS Images Library is a searchable free online library of AIDS-related images, illustrations, and tables for medical professionals organized by disease

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HIV Prevention

CDC MMWR Volume 58 - Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Children.

Sahaya International - Cartoon-based flip charts providing simple and basic facts about HIV/AIDS

HIV InSite - prevention basics 

Women, Children, and HIV - resources for prevention and treatment

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Country-specific Information

SAATHI (Solidarity & Action Against the HIV Infection in India) - A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support organizations at the frontlines of the HIV/AIDS response in India

HIVInSite Countries and Regions - A comprehensive list of regional and country-specific resources related to HIV prevention, treatment, policy, and education

UNAIDS  - information by country and region

Family Health International - mission to improve lives worldwide through research, education, and services in family health


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