The following sites contain further information about HIV transmission, prevention, treatment, and psychosocial issues. You will find current news, fact sheets, and frequently asked questions and answers.
AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS INFORMATION SERVICE
AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS UNIT (ACTU) – UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
AIDS LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA
AIDS TREATMENT INFORMATION SERVICE
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL DIVISION OF HIV/AIDS PREVENTION
GAY MEN’S HEALTH CRISIS: HIV and AIDS INFORMATION
JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HIV/AIDS INFORMATION CENTER
THE BODY: A MULTI-MEDIA HIV/AIDS INFORMATION RESOURCE
AVERT HOME PAGE
The focus of this website is on HIV/AIDS education, including statistical information and resources for people who have HIV/AIDS.
ALAN GUTTMACHER INSTITUTE
This site contains current news releases, articles, and statistical information on a variety of sexual health issues, including abortion, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, and sexual behavior.
AMERICAN SOCIAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
This site contains frequently asked questions and answers about sexually transmitted diseases, as well as a list of support groups for people living with genital warts and herpes. ASHA’s quarterly newsletter is also available online at this website.
A beautiful, new, easy-to-use website devoted to helping you find the right birth control method for you.
CAMPAIGN FOR OUR CHILDREN
Campaign For Our Children integrates media advertising, public relations and in-school programs to influence attitudes and behaviors about sexuality.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION – SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This is the CDC’s page devoted specifically to Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Get trustworthy, up-to-date facts about prevention, transmission, testing, symptoms, and treatment about every STD. The CDC is a federal agency run by the Department of Health and Human Services; it sets the standard for statistics and information about disease in the United States.
CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE LAW AND POLICY
CRLP is a non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the reproductive rights of all women. Search for publications, read CRLP’s monthly newsletter, and investigate the status of reproductive rights around the world and in the United States on this website.
THE FAMILY PLANNING COUNCIL
The Family Planning Council ensures access to high quality, comprehensive, reproductive and related health and prevention services to primarily low-income individuals and families. The Council develops, manages, and promotes programs that are innovative, research-based and responsive to women, men and adolescents. This site contains information about reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, men’s health issues, mature women’s health and teen’s health.
NATIONAL ABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ACTION LEAGUE (NARAL)
NARAL is a non-profit organization which advocates to protect and preserve the right to choose abortion, while promoting policies and programs to improve women’s health. Their website contains data about congressional voting records on reproductive choice, fact sheets about abortion and the law, and information about ways you can support NARAL and the right to choose.
NOT 2 LATE, EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION
Everything you ever wanted to know about emergency contraception: facts, frequently asked questions and answers, and provider sites.
Pennsylvanians for Responsible Sex Education is comprised of organizations and individuals dedicated to the instruction of age-appropriate, comprehensive, evidence-based sex education for all Pennsylvania youth. We support sex education that provides instruction on both abstinence and ways to protect against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in an effort to help teens make healthy decisions if they do decide to have sex. We believe that only through a comprehensive approach to sex education can we lower the incidence of unintended teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted STIs and increase positive health outcomes for teens.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA
This site contains research and information about sexual health, including legislative updates. Search for a local health center near you and get information about how to make a donation. Resources in English and Spanish.
TALKING WITH KIDS ABOUT TOUGH ISSUES
“Children Now is the leading, nonpartisan, multi-issue research, policy development, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California and creating national media policies that support child development.” On the “Talking With Kids” page of the Children Now website, there are tips and resources for parents about talking with children about tough issues, including sex and HIV/AIDS. Resources available in Spanish, also.
UNSPEAKABLE: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT STDs
Made specifically for young people, this site has lots of information and resources about STDs and prevention. Has links to testing sites and providers only in Idaho. A project of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. English and Spanish.
ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies which help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health.
Like biology? This site has diagrams of the HIV virus and how it enters the body and cells. Interesting site for the scientifically-inclined.
COALITION FOR POSITIVE SEXUALITY
This is the website of the Coalition for Positive Sexuality, an organization dedicated to informing teens about their right to complete and honest sex education. Take a quick and easy online tour through the most important topics for teens who are sexually active (or thinking about it).
I WANNA KNOW
This is a fun, interactive site which includes games and articles about sex, decision-making, puberty, STD’s, peer pressure, and more. A website of the American Social Health Association (www.ashastd.org).
OutProud is the official website for The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. This site contains a wide range of resources for youth and educators.
This website, created by teens for teens, is a place for teens to talk about the important issues that they face, including sex, race, and their rights. Produced by the Network for Family Life Education.
This bilingual (English/Spanish) website provides honest, non-judgmental information for teens by teens about sexuality and relationships. Created by Planned Parenthood Federation of America (www.ppfa.org).
YOUTH AIDS INITIATIVE
This international website focuses on the non-judgmental education of teens around the world about HIV and AIDS.