Act Against AIDS is a 5-year national campaign to combat complacency about HIV/AIDS. The Act Against Aids Web site provides resources for campaigns targeted to the general public, at-risk populations, and health care professionals, including the following:
- Campaigns targeted to the public
- Let’s Stop HIV Together: raising awareness and fighting stigma
- Reasons: encouraging Latino gay and bisexual men to get tested
- Testing Makes Us...
This Web site offers a collection of information and resources on HIV testing from the New York Department of Health AIDS Institute. The resources, for health care professionals, include reports, toolkits, forms, training, and health screening information.
The tools and resources are organized into the following sections:
- Public health law
- HIV testing algorithm
- Consent forms
- HIV/STD testing sites
The REALtalkDC campaign is geared towards young people in the District of Columbia (DC). The campaign reaches youth by providing sexual health information online and through a text messaging service that allows users to text “REALtalk” to 61827 to get information on where to get tested in DC. The REALtalkDC Web site also includes an interactive quiz for consumers and various resources for health care providers.
Resources cover the following topics:
ACTS (Advise, Consent, Test, Support) is a user-friendly system of Implementation Guidance for routine HIV testing and Streamlined Counseling that is proven to facilitate significant improvements in HIV testing in both clinical and community-based settings. This package of materials and tools can help to familiarize providers, administrators, trainers and other clinic staff with this approach to making HIV screening a part of routine health care in a variety of clinical settings.
This tool provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.
It addresses the following questions:
- What is HIV and should I be tested?
- What is viral hepatitis and should I be tested?
- What are sexually transmitted diseases and should I be tested?
- What puts me at risk for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and STDs?
This tool helps users find an HIV testing site and provides information about HIV testing.
For each site, this tool provides the following information:
- Name of organization
- Approximate distance
- Testing services provided
This tool also provides the following information:
- What you need to know
- The basics on HIV infection and AIDS
- Staying HIV negative
- Living with HIV/AIDS: Staying healthy, protecting others...