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Updated AIDSinfo Consumer Fact Sheets Offer an Overview of HIV
The updated AIDSinfo consumer fact sheets provide an introduction to HIV, including the basics of HIV transmission and treatment. Each fact sheet includes a summary of key points and links to additional information and resources.
View the updated fact sheets:
- HIV/AIDS: The Basics
- The HIV Life Cycle
- The Stages of HIV Infection
- What is a Latent HIV Reservoir?
- HIV Testing
- FDA-Approved HIV Medicines
- What is an Investigational HIV Drug?
- What is a Therapeutic HIV Vaccine?
- What is a Preventive HIV Vaccine?
- HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials
Visit infoSIDA to view the fact sheets in Spanish.
AIDSource Provides HIV-Related Information in Multiple Languages
Treatment, transmission, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are just a few of the many HIV-related topics with resources available in various languages through HealthReach, via the Multiple Languages search on AIDSource. HealthReach is a National Library of Medicine program that offers multilingual and multicultural public health information to those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency. Use the search to find HIV-related educational materials in a variety of languages and formats (e.g., brochures, audio recordings, and videos).
September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The following facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight the continuing importance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:
- Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States.
- Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men made up an estimated 2% of the population but 55% of people living with HIV in the United States in 2013.
Recent HIV News from CDC and NIAID
- September 19, 2017: 5 African Countries Approach Control of Their HIV Epidemics as U.S. Government Launches Bold Strategy to Accelerate Progress
- September 20, 2017: Three-in-One Antibody Protects Monkeys from HIV-Like Virus