|For Adults : AIDS
- ACTIS is a Public Health Service (PHS) project provided collaboratively by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Library of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The AIDS Reader
published by Medscape carries some articles about
vaccines. If you're a registered Medscape reader, you can get free access here to the National Library of Medicine's HIV/AIDS-specific
database of medical abstracts from select MEDLINE journals and published proceedings of
top AIDS meetings.
Vaccines are covered in some detail at the website of The Body, a commercial multimedia AIDS
and HIV resource. The information is findable from the front page only by using the search
mechanism; fortunately, the page is readable without loading the fairly heavy graphics.
AIDS Vaccines page of the NIH's NIAID website provides a comprehensive overview of
AIDS vaccine discovery and development. It is kept quite current, which unfortunately is a
rarity among websites carrying "news."
- AVAC is the AIDS Vaccine
Advocacy Coalition. The subhead of the organization's website, "Because the world
could have an HIV vaccine," just about tells its story, but visit their pages anyway
for an example of a very usable content-rich site.
Area Vaccine Effort (CAVE) is a volunteer panel of individuals from the general public
and from the diverse communities affected by AIDS in the metropolitan DC area. CAVE is
organized to assist and advise AIDS vaccine trials in the nation's capitol.
- HIVNET Information Server
in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, contains valuable information on HIV and/or AIDS, in Dutch
and in English. It also carries links to Aegis and Fidonet discussion groups, in those two
languages, plus French, German and Spanish.
- The International
AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), a non-profit organization founded in 1996, has now
laid out a blueprint
for a scientific program to speed up AIDS vaccine development efforts worldwide. The goal
is to identify an AIDS vaccine as soon as possible. The website is rich in information
about vaccines against AIDS.
- UNAIDS, the Joint
United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is the official source of international information
about the disease. Sponsored by UNICEF, UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund), UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank, the website carries links to the AIDS
pages of each.
Advocates (formerly called VACTUP) seek accelerated development efforts towards a
safe, effective and affordable HIV vaccine(s), accessible globally to at-risk populations.
The site is rich in information, but somewhat sparse in links to additional information.