Children’s HIV Association of UK and Ireland (CHIVA)
The Children’ HIV Association of UK and Ireland (CHIVA) have just launched a new website with the British HIV Association website.
The site includes articles and protocols relating to care of children and adolescents living with HIV including information on testing, treatment, immunisation, adherence and pill swallowing.
It also contains patient factsheets for individual drugs used in paediatric care.
Websites for women living with HIV
The Well Project
A new website aimed to fulfill the need for an online, comprehensive, woman-specific HIV resource. The site offers the latest information on living with and managing HIV for HIV-positive women, health care providers, and advocates. This includes fact sheets, data sets, summary slides, a searchable clinical trials database, a resource directory and a physician network for expert discussion on treatment.
Additionally, members will be able to participate in confidential and secure discussion boards, read about real people living with and successfully managing HIV, download advocacy tools, and receive a regular e-mail newsletter highlighting the most up-to-date information about women and HIV.
The site is conceived, developed, and administered by HIV-positive women and those who work with them.
Women, children, and HIV
This site contains a library of practically applicable materials on mother and child HIV infection including preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT), infant feeding, clinical care of women and children living with HIV infection, and the support of orphans. The goal of this site is to contribute to an improvement in the scale and quality of international HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programmes for women and children by increasing access to authoritative HIV/AIDS information
HIV InSite’s site for young people
The goal of this site is to provide straightforward, unbiased, nonjudgmental, accurate, and timely information about HIV/AIDS to young people who are searching for answers on the Web.
The site was developed by the faculty and staff of The Center for HIV Information (http://chi.ucsf.edu), which is based at the University of California San Francisco.
UK trials on-line
The studies are divided into three sections:
- Treatment naive studies
- Treatment experienced studies
- Other studies including switch, intolerance, intensification, co-infection, opportunistic infection, observational and GUM.
Patient information and consent sheets are provided as pdf files for each study, together with contact details for research nurses responsible for each trial.
The Royal Free Hospital in London has a web page for studies run by their research department at the Ian Charleson Centre.
Each study listed links through to summary of the study provided on the aidsmap website.
These should help doctors and patients in the UK identify studies that may not be available at their own clinic. Arranging shared care in order to join these studies should be straight forward in the UK.