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For Young Adults
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HIV/AIDS Information and Services
Research
Hepatitis
Health Search Engines


General STD Information

Alan Guttmacher Institute
A web page which provides the latest statistics, policy papers, and special reports about youth and different sexual health topics such as sexual behavior, pregnancy, contraception, abortion, and STDs.

American Social Health Association
A web site for patients and providers that provides comprehensive patient information about the most common STDs (chlamydia, hepatitis B, herpes, HIV, and genital warts), links to additional resources for people with herpes and genital warts, and an on-line catalog of ASHA's publications.

California Department of Health Services STD Control Branch
The homepage of California's STD control branch, Department of Health Services. Get statewide surveillance reports or find training resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of STD Prevention
Provides disease information about certain STDs. Also provides national statistics and STD treatment guidelines. Discusses the role of STD testing and treatment in HIV prevention.

National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Provides general overview of the most common STDs. Explains diagnosis, treatment, and complications of chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, syphilis, and vaginal infections. Also provides national statistics about STDs and recent research studies results.

Planned Parenthood Federation Association
Provides information about various reproductive and sexual health issues such as abortion, birth control, parenting and pregnancy, STDs (HIV/AIDs, chlamydia, herpes, genital warts), and other women's health issues. Some information is available in Spanish. Also allows site users to search for a local Planned Parenthood clinic.


For Young Adults

Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

Go Ask Alice!
A health question and answer Internet site produced by "Alice!," Columbia University's Health Education Program. It provides factual, in-depth, and nonjudgmental information to assist readers' decision making about their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. "Alice" answers questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health.

I Wanna Know
Created by the American Social Health Association, this site offers information on STDs, basics about what's going on with your body, and advice on how to deal with peer pressure.

It's Your (Sex) Life
This site provides reliable, objective sexual health information for young adults. The It's Your (Sex) Life campaign is part of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Teen Wire
This site from Planned Parenthood gives great information on young men's and women's bodies, how to avoid sex (if you don't want it), safer sex, and dealing with breaking up. It also gives referrals to local clinics.

YouthResource
YouthResource, a web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people 13 to 24 years old, takes a holistic approach to sexual health by offering support, community, resources, and peer-to-peer education about issues of concern to GLBTQ young people. YouthResource has four focus areas: health, advocacy, community, and issues in our lives.


For Clinicians/Providers

California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
Provides information on numerous training opportunities for health professionals in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. Trainings include diagnosis, treatment and management of STDs, including HIV, behavioral interventions and partner counseling.


HIV/AIDS Information and Services

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
AHF is the largest provider of specialized HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. Search this site to find out about AHF's healthcare centers, pharmacies, and HIV testing sites.

AIDS Project Los Angeles
One of the nation's largest AIDS service organizations, APLA provides direct services to more than 10,000 men, women, and children in L.A. County. Services include prevention education, a food bank, professional dental care, housing assistance, mental health counseling, women's services and case management.

AltaMed Health Services
AltaMed provides innovative healthcare and human services for under-served communities in the Los Angeles area. It operates several medical clinics, as well as offering HIV/AIDS services, youth services, and drug treatment programs.

Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
APAIT is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS services to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Southern California region. Culturally- and linguistically-appropriate services include case management, treatment education, mental health counseling, HIV education and prevention, and support groups.

Bienestar
Bienestar is a community-based AIDS service organization with numerous sites serving Latino communities throughout Southern California. Check out the web site to find a location near you.

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic
LGBT-sensitive, high-quality HIV/AIDS treatment regardless of financial situation.



Research

California STD Initiatives
Provides information about a public-private partnership supported by the California HealthCare Foundation that combats STDs. Also provides additional resources on STD statistics, STD diagnosis and treatment guidelines, clinical information, health education opportunities, and many other resources.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Prevention Information Network
The CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) is a national reference, referral and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All of NPIN's services are designed to facilitate the sharing of information and resources among people working in HIV, STD, and TB prevention, treatment, and support services.

CenterWatch
Provides a variety of information on clinical trials for both patients interested in participating in the clinical trials and for research professionals.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Web site which presents information on the latest studies and programs conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, an independent health care philanthropy which focuses on four main areas: health policy, reproductive health, HIV policy, and health and development in South Africa.

HIV InSite
The HIV InSite website is a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. The site has an extensive collection of original material, including the HIV InSite Knowledge Base, a complete textbook with extensive references and related links organized by topic.


Hepatitis

Hepatitis B Foundation
Provides educational information about hepatitis B transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and management. Also discusses new treatments, clinical trials, and provides a list of liver specialists. Educational materials are also available for ordering through the web site.

Hepatitis Foundation International
Provides educational information about hepatitis including transmission, symptoms, vaccination, treatment, and management of chronic infections. Also included are recent research articles, the "Hepatitis Alert Newsletter," and upcoming events. The site is multi-lingual (English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese).


Health Search Engines

HealthFinder
HealthFinder is a web site developed by the U.S. Department of Health Services which provides consumer health and human services information. It has a search engine to find selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

Medscape
An interactive, multi-specialty, commercial web service for clinicians and consumers. It contains numerous medical articles that can be downloaded for free. Provides free access to MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, and TOXLINE, free drug information search, updated medical news, and materials or resources for patients.

 

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