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AIDSinfo is a central resource for current information on federally and privately funded clinical trials for AIDS patients and others infected with HIV. AIDS clinical trials evaluate experimental drugs and other therapies for adults and children at all stages of HIV infection -- from patients who are HIV positive with no symptoms to those with various symptoms of AIDS. Find a wide range of resources on HIV/AIDS research, clinical trials, prevention, and treatment information.

Review Date: June 22, 2011

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

THE CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is the U.S. reference and referral service for information on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). NPIN is a next-generation clearinghouse that collects and disseminates data and materials to support the work of prevention organizations and workers in international, national, state, and local settings. Our services are designed to facilitate program collaboration in sharing information, resources, published materials, research, and trends among the four diseases.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States. CDC's Mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC is composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Center for Global Health, and five Offices, including Public Health Preparedness and Response; State and Local Support; Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services; Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health; and Infectious Diseases. CDC employs more than 15,000 employees in more than 50 countries and in 168 occupational categories.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health is the focal point for issues related to women’s and men’s reproductive concerns. The Division's mission is to promote optimal reproductive, maternal, and infant health and quality of life by influencing public policy, health care practice, community practices, and individual behaviors through scientific and programmatic expertise, leadership, and support. Activities and programs provide support to organizations and institutions, as well as providers and consumers, across the U.S. and around the world.

Review Date: July 19, 2011

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FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is one of five product-oriented centers of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The mission of CFSAN is to promote and protect the public health and economic interest by ensuring that the food supply is safe, nutritious, wholesome, and honest and that cosmetics are safe and properly labeled. In order to accomplish its mission CFSAN ensures that consumers are fully informed about the food and cosmetic products they buy; protects the public health through scientific research in food and nutrition; ensures accurate labeling of food; and educates consumers about diet and nutrition.

Review Date: July 27, 2012

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Health Resources and Services Administration - HRSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers, and through its grantees, health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. HRSA trains health professionals to improve systems of care in rural communities, and oversees organ, bone marrow and cord blood donation. It supports programs that prepare against bioterrorism, compensates individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice and health care waste, fraud and abuse.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center

The HRSA Information Center provides publications, information, resources, and referrals about health care services for medically underserved individuals and populations. Live, online assistance is available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, by accessing the HRSA Information Center’s (IC’s) Live Help service. Through the Information Center, health care professionals, policymakers, researchers, and members of the public can obtain material on HRSA-supported public health programs including maternal and child health, oral health, HIV/AIDS, community health, minority health, rural health, health professions training and the planning, development and delivery of high quality ambulatory health care in medically underserved areas. Information specialists provide information and referrals and the web site contains searchable databases of community health centers and health related organizations. Spanish-speaking information specialists are available.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

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HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) provides leadership and resources to assure access to and retention in high quality, integrated care and treatment services for vulnerable people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. HAB administers the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which is the largest Federal program focused exclusively on HIV/AIDS care. The program is for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with the disease. HAB's Global HIV/AIDS program focuses on improving HIV/AIDS care and treatment, increasing health manpower and institutional capacity, and enhancing data collection and evaluation.

Review Date: June 14, 2011

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National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) aims to detect, prevent, and control infectious diseases from spreading, whether they are naturally occurring, unintentional, or the result of terrorism. With a focus on diseases that have been around for many years, emerging diseases (those that are new or just recently identified), and zoonotic diseases (those spread from animals to people), NCEZID's work recognizes the vital interconnectedness of microbes and the environment, and involves many scientific disciplines to attain better health for humans and animals and improve our environment. Each of the center’s seven divisions works with partners to protect and improve the public’s health in the United States and worldwide.

Review Date: July 18, 2011

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National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention maximizes public health and safety nationally and internationally through the elimination, prevention, and control of disease, disability, and death caused by HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB. Center staff work in collaboration with governmental and nongovernmental partners at community, State, national, and international levels, applying well-integrated multidisciplinary programs of research, surveillance, technical assistance, and evaluation.

Review Date: August 10, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.

Review Date: June 26, 2014

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NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - NICHD

The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NICHD has primary responsibility for conducting and supporting basic, translational, and clinical research in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences related to child and maternal health, in medical rehabilitation, and in the reproductive sciences. Information specialists are available to answer your calls Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., EST.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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Office of Health and Constituent Affairs

The Office of Health and Constituent Affairs provides internal coordination on FDA activities related to patient advocacy, health professional organizations, consumer groups, state organizations and industry groups on high-priority topics such as serious and life-threatening diseases, imminent public health needs and other special health issues.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

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Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), advises the Assistant Secretary for Health and senior U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials on: the appropriate and timely implementation and development of policies, programs, and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, other infectious diseases of public health significance, and blood safety and availability.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

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Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of the Surgeon General, under the direction of the Surgeon General, oversees the operations of the 6,500-member Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and provides support for the Surgeon General in the accomplishment of her other duties. The Office is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General serves as America's Doctor by providing Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury.

Review Date: August 24, 2011

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Office of Women's Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Office of Women's Health works to promote and protect the health, safety and quality of life of women at every stage of life.

Review Date: February 16, 2011

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Advocates For Youth

Advocates for Youth, formerly The Center for Population Options (CPO) is a national organization that focuses on adolescents as the critical group to reach with information on reproductive health and family planning options. Advocates works to increase the opportunities for and abilities of youth to make healthy decisions about sexuality. It runs a number of projects toward its ends: Media Projects; International programs; HIV prevention education programs; condom availability clearinghouse; adolescent pregnancy prevention clearinghouse; school-based health centers; and support centers. Advocates for Youth also operates the International Clearinghouse on Adolescent Fertility, which disseminates information in English, Spanish, and French on adolescent fertility and childbearing worldwide. Finally, the Advocates' Public Education and Resource Center contains a unique collection of over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles and monographs relating to adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Advocates for Youth is supported by grants and contributions from corporations, institutions, and individuals.

Review Date: November 21, 2008

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AIDS Treatment Data Network

A national, not-for-profit, community-based organization, The Network provides treatment education and counseling services for men, women and children with AIDS and HIV that are supported by extensive, comprehensive and up-to-date informational databases about AIDS treatments, research studies, services, and accessing care. Information from these databases is available to the general public via The Network's Internet web site, some in Spanish, and a nationwide toll-free number -- (800) 734-7104.

Review Date: December 03, 2008

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Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association

The mission of the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) is to be a key collaborator within the state of Alaska in the provision of supportive services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families and in the elimination of the transmission of HIV infection and its stigma.

Review Date: January 05, 2009

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American Foundation for AIDS Research

AmFAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research (both basic-biomedical and clinical research), AIDS prevention, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. To fund its research, advocacy, and public information programs, AmFAR mobilizes the good will, energy, and generosity of caring people everywhere to unite in support of the research effort that ultimately is the only means through which a solution to the epidemic of HIV/AIDS will be found. Since 1985, AmFAR has invested more than $140 million to support its programs, primarily through grants to more than 1,700 research teams.

Review Date: April 10, 2012

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Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

The Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center (A&PIWC) is a nonprofit organization in North America focusing on A&PI communities around sexual health and HIV/AIDS services. To meet the needs of its clients who are mostly immigrants or refugees, A&PI Wellness Center staff speak many Asian languages. The mission of the organization is to educate, support, empower and advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander communities – particularly A&PIs living with, or at-risk for, HIV/AIDS.

Review Date: September 22, 2011

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Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is a policy center dedicated to reducing HIV/AIDS health disparities by mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront the epidemic in their communities. BAI is the only national HIV/AIDS think tank focused exclusively on Black people. The Institute interprets public and private sector HIV policies, conducts trainings, offers technical assistance, disseminates information and provides advocacy mobilization from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view.

Review Date: October 04, 2011

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Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

The mission of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies is to conduct research to prevent new HIV infections, improve health outcomes among those infected, and reduce disparities. CAPS provides core support for multidisciplinary and high-impact HIV research, enhances the excellence of research projects, trains a new generation of HIV scientists, and assists implementing partners.

Review Date: January 06, 2012

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Center for Women Policy Studies

The Center for Women Policy Studies, founded in 1972, works with state legislators in the USA and Members of Parliament worldwide on a range of women’s policy issues, including: women and HIV/AIDS, reproductive rights and health, international trafficking of women and girls into the USA and globally, access to college for low income women in the context of TANF, violence against women and girls, women’s health decision making.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

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Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation

The Children's Blood Foundation (CBF) was founded in 1952 as a philanthropic organization to support the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center is the sole beneficiary of CBF's committed efforts. Major emphasis is on blood diseases affecting children: leukemia, thalassemia, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, platelet disorders, retinoblastoma, and AIDS. CBF trains physicians and hematology nurse clinicians in the treatment of blood diseases. Other CBF activities include a hemophilia home care program, group discussions for parents and patients, genetic counseling and screening, and public education.

Review Date: February 20, 2009

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. Foundation-supported research efforts around the world seek to improve the prevention, care, and treatment of pediatric HIV infection, train international research leaders to respond to the virus in children, and pursue the development of a pediatric HIV vaccine. The Foundation works with partners to provide accessible prevention, care, and treatment services for children, women, and families; researching and identifying better technologies and interventions for those in need; and documenting models that can be replicated throughout the world. The foundation is a global nonprofit organization with a global staff of nearly 1,300, more than 90 percent of whom are in the field.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

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Family Health International

FHI is a global health and development organization whose science-based programs bring lasting change to the world's most vulnerable people. Among the organization’s worldwide staff of 2,500 are leading physicians, scientists, and technical experts in health, development, and management. FHI’s work is global in scale yet country-focused, with international offices staffed by local professionals. Since 1971, FHI has worked with 1,400 partners in 125 countries, forging strong relationships with governments, diverse organizations, the private sector and communities. By applying science to programs, FHI is helping countries make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions.

Review Date: June 09, 2011

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Global Health Council

The Global Health Council (GHC), formerly the National Council for International Health, is a private and voluntary organization of concerned groups and individuals working together to promote more effective United States involvement in international health programs. Founded in 1971, the Council works to gather, coordinate, and disseminate new ideas and technological resources among private and public agencies oriented toward international health; enhance the effectiveness of private and voluntary sector organizations involved in international health activities through training, education, planning, and networking; and channel the technical assistance resources of the United States, particularly via domestic private sector groups, to improve basic health services in the developing world. The Council offers technical support in the form of international conferences, training courses, consultation, and networking (communication and manpower exchange among private and public sector and national and international organizations).

Review Date: August 27, 2008

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Gynecologic Cancer Foundation

The mission of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) is to ensure public awareness of gynecologic cancer prevention, early diagnosis and proper treatment as well as supports research and training related to gynecologic cancers. GCF advances this mission by increasing public and private funds that aid in the development and implementation of programs to meet these goals. All members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) are members of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF). They are financially separate although they jointly fund some projects. The SGO works primarily with physicians and other health professionals, whereas the GCF's efforts are directed toward the public. They are viewed as complementary organizations.

Review Date: May 04, 2009

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

This independent health care philanthropy group is focused on four main areas: health policy, reproductive health, HIV policy, and health and development in South Africa. Grants are awarded annually--over $26 million in 1995--and the Foundation's staff review grant applications on a continuing basis. The Foundation also maintains a special interest in health policy and innovation in its home state of California.

Review Date: December 03, 2008

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HIV/AIDS Ministries Network

The HIV/AIDS Ministries Network is a network of United Methodists and others who care about the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and those whose lives have been touched by it.

Review Date: November 14, 2008

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Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is the first center in the United States - perhaps the world - to combine the disciplines of basic science, epidemiology and clinical research in a concerted effort to speed the discovery of diagnostics and therapeutics for a wide variety of chronic and deadly viral and immune disorders - most notably HIV, the cause of AIDS. The Institute, with its various laboratory and patient care facilities, is uniquely housed in a 100,000-square-foot building located in the center of Baltimore and our nation’s HIV/AIDS pandemic. IHV creates an environment where multidisciplinary research, education and clinical programs work closely together to expedite the scientific understanding of HIV/AIDS pathogenesis and to develop therapeutic interventions to make AIDS and virally-caused cancers manageable, if not curable, diseases. IHV's more than 300 employees include 73 faculty whose research efforts are focused in the area of chronic human viral infection and disease. At present, more than 75 percent of the Institute's clinical and research effort is targeted at HIV infection, but also includes the Hepatitis C virus, herpes viruses and cancer research.

Review Date: April 10, 2012

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International Association of Providers of AIDS Care

The International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) represents clinicians and lay persons providing HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. Its mission is to improve the quality of prevention, care, and treatment services delivered to people at risk for and those living with HIV/AIDS and comorbid conditions, including viral hepatitis. The mission is advanced through educational, technical assistance, advocacy, and other initiatives spearheaded by IAPAC members.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

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National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

This organization provides an innovative forum for collaborative partnerships of public and private organizations, employers, policymakers and consumers to promote and improve culturally and linguistically appropriate, community based services that foster healthy mothers, healthy babies and healthy families. From its inception, HMHB has focused attention on raising public awareness of the basic components of prenatal care--early care, good nutrition, avoidance of drugs--including not drinking and not smoking, and promotion of breastfeeding.

Review Date: February 02, 2011

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National Minority AIDS Council

The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), established in 1987, is the premier national organization dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.

Review Date: December 10, 2008

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National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

Founded in 1987 by American Indian and Alaska Native activists, social workers and public health professionals, the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) is the national leader in addressing HIV/AIDS issues that impact Native communities. NNAAPC seeks to address these issues through its work in the areas of public health, community advocacy and mobilization, training and technical assistance, and communications/media. The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) helps organizations that serve Native communities to plan, develop and manage HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, care and treatment programs.

Review Date: October 05, 2011

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National Network for Youth

Founded in 1975, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has been serving the youth of America for more than 30 years by championing the needs of runaway, homeless and other disconnected youth through advocacy, innovation and services. The National Network provides support to member organizations, community-based organizations that provide street-based services, emergency shelter, transitional living programs, counseling, and social, health, educational and job-related services to over 2.5 million youth each year. NN4Y was the architect of the federal Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) and continues to be the lead national organization dedicated to ensuring the Act’s continuation. NN4Y’s HIV prevention partnership with the CDC, the Prevention Plus Project (P3), addresses the disparities in HIV outcomes for runaway and homeless youth.

Review Date: January 19, 2012

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Project Inform

Project Inform represents HIV-positive people in the development of treatments and a cure, supports individuals to make informed choices about their HIV health, advocates for quality health care to respond to HIV and related conditions, and promotes medical strategies that prevent new infections. Working at the local, state and national levels since 1985, Project Inform lends an independent voice to ensure a thoughtful, compassionate response to the epidemic by government, academia, industry and the community, and we empower all individuals living with HIV to make fully informed health decisions in order to build quality of life.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

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Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention

The major focus of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) is the promotion of HIV/STD prevention in rural America, with the goal of reducing HIV/STD incidence. The RCAP develops and evaluates educational materials and approaches, examines the behavioral and social barriers to HIV/STD prevention which can be applied to prevention programming, and provides prevention resources to professionals and the public. The Center, which began operations in 1994, is headquartered at Indiana University and is a joint project of Indiana University, Purdue University, and Texas A&M University.

Review Date: December 16, 2008

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