Online Research Advocacy Training Resources
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The AIDS InfoNet promotes treatment literacy by distributing reliable patient education materials in several languages. The materials are available for download as convenient, easy-to-read, single page fact sheets. Materials are available in English, Spanish, and several other languages. On the InfoNet main page you can sign up for our monthly update e-mail that lists all changes to the InfoNet fact sheets during the previous month.
AIDSmeds.com is dedicated to providing people living with HIV, along with their care providers, the necessary information needed to make empowered treatment decisions. The founder and some of the writers of this web site are living with HIV, and we know first hand the challenges of learning how to fight this virus. By offering complete, but not complicated, up-to-date information, AIDSmeds.com seeks to help those that are both new and old to this challenge, and to remain a powerful resource for years to come.
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
The AVAC website is a global source for updates, advocacy, and information on biomedical HIV prevention. See below for links to key resources:
- AIDS vaccines: http://www.avac.org/vaccines
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): http://www.avac.org/prep
- Treatment as prevention: http://www.avac.org/treatmentasprevention
- Microbicides: http://www.avac.org/microbicides
- Medical male circumcision: http://www.avac.org/malecircumcision
- tyle="font-size: small;">Cross-cutting topic areas: http://www.avac.org/bytopic
- Global map of ongoing HIV prevention research: http://www.avac.org/globalmap
- Timeline of expected efficacy trial results: http://www.avac.org/timeline
Research Advocacy for HIV Prevention: Skills and Challenges for AIDS Activists
CHAMP, in partnership with AVAC, TAG, amFAR and SFAF, led several day-log workshops for People Living with HIV/AIDS and community activitsts. These workshops armed communities impacted by AIDS in the United States with the information and skills to be effective prevention research advocates. Workshops offered a unique opportunity for leaders in research, policy and grassroots communities to come together to share information and perspectives on HIV prevention research, examined within a social justice framework.
CHAMP's Strategy Lab on HIV Prevention Policy links activists, researchers and policy analysts in a decentralized think tank , and holds monthly strategy calls. Strategy Lab supports policies that will ensure HIV prevention justice, including comprehensive and effective HIV prevention research and programs.
HIV primary care providers and fiscal managers working in HIV organizations can now take advantage of two new web-based trainings on cultural competency in healthcare (available in both English and Spanish) and on fiscal management. These webinars are part of a growing library of online trainings and CME accredited case studies developed by HealthHIV to advance and expand HIV treatment, care and support. Online trainings also are available examining patient panels and healthcare workforce management, as well as CME accredited case studies covering medical case management and HIV diagnosis and clinical management.
The Microbicides Essentials Course is available free of charge! This course is designed for advocates, clinical trial staff, researchers and all those involved in the field of HIV prevention research.
The course goes beyond basic factsheets to provide in-depth content on:
- The science of HIV and microbicides
- Access and introduction
- Need, use, and impact
- History and players in the field
- Pre-clinical research and clinical trials
- Rectal microbicides
All users will earn a certificate upon successful completion of the course. Health Care providers in the United States can receive continuing medical education credits for this activity.
i-Base is an HIV-positive led treatment activist organisation based in the U.K. that produces resources for HIV-positive and advocacy community as well as healthcare professionals.
RITA covers trends and major developments in HIV research and clinical care. Written with health professionals in mind, RITA has been in publication since 1995. It's available online for free in pdf from.
Treatments Alerts is a biannual publication covering major HIV science conferences. Written for the layman in friendly, easy-to-follow language, Treatment Alerts does more than report on HIV-related news; it tells you how the news applies to you. You can get it online, for free, from http://www.centerforaids.org/publications/alerts.php
Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent AIDS research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, a vaccine, and a cure for AIDS. TAG’s programs focus on antiretroviral treatments, HIV basic science and immunology, vaccines and prevention technologies, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. TAG publishes TAGline, a research and policy newsletter, as well as many special topic reports available for download or e;">request hard copies by mail.
Positively Aware is an internationally known and respected magazine devoted to HIV treatment, wellness, and optimum quality of life for those living with HIV, as well as those who care for them. Positively Aware has a circulation of 85,000, and is published bi-monthly by Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) in Chicago. Since 1989, PA has provided and continues to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on HIV treatment, research and news. The annual HIV Drug Guide is an invaluable resource for consumers and providers alike. PA also provides profiles and commentary relevant to those living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS.