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International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
August 25, 2016

About the AIDS InfoNet

The AIDS InfoNet is an educational project of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). The AIDS InfoNet was founded by Bob Munk, PhD, in 1998.  In honor of Dr. Munk's legacy as an educator, and following his death in 2015, IAPAC assumed responsibility for the AIDS InfoNet and it is committed to continuing to provide HIV/AIDS treatment information in non-technical language in various languages. The primary audience for AIDS InfoNet materials includes people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their caregivers, particularly nurses and other first-line treatment providers. Through collaborative agreements with AIDS service organizations in various countries, the AIDS InfoNet is expanding the range of languages in which its materials are offered.

The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship between a patient/site visitor and her/his healthcare provider.

The AIDS InfoNet provides current information on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in English and 10 other languages. Click on the links below to view the categories of Fact Sheets in each language:

  Spanish HIV/AIDS Information     Russian HIV/AIDS Information    Bulgarian HIV/AIDS Information     Indonesian HIV/AIDS Information    Nepali HIV/AIDS Information

Indian HIV/AIDS Information Fact sheets are also available in several Indian languages: Bengali, Hindi, Manipuri,  Oriya, Tamil, and Telugu



AIDS InfoNet Fact Sheets

AIDS InfoNet treatment information is provided in the form of single-topic Fact Sheets.

  • Fact Sheets are updated frequently by the site's Medical Editor (Benjamin Young, MD, PhD, IAPAC's Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer) to reflect advances in HIV/AIDS therapies. The objective is to ensure that AIDS InfoNet users do not need to read multiple reports on a single topic. Each Fact Sheet is a comprehensive, updated summary. Please check the web site frequently to make sure you have the newest version of each Fact Sheet!
  • The Fact Sheet language is non-technical with most Fact Sheets written at the 8th or 9th grade reading level. Although these are not "low literacy" materials, case managers have reported that they are helpful as a focus for discussions with a wide range of clients, and as a "memory jog" for clients who have difficulty reading.
  • Most of the Fact Sheets can be printed out on a single-page to facilitate distribution and reading. The Fact Sheets can be read online by people with Internet access. However, many PLHIV lack Internet access. The AIDS InfoNet project uses the Internet as a means to distribute printable versions of the Fact Sheets. Links from each Internet page permit printing using Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat software.
  • Topics include both conventional and alternative/complementary therapies for HIV/AIDS.  
     


Statement of Objectivity

The AIDS InfoNet maintains strict objectivity and independence from its financial supporters in all aspects of topic selection, development and review of its educational offerings.

AIDS InfoNet educational content is under the sole control of International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC). 

Topics for new educational materials are suggested by InfoNet site users. During the existence of the AIDS InfoNet, no educational topics have been deleted. The AIDS InfoNet does not make any clinical recommendations regarding products or services of a commercial entity and does not sell or provide any products. Any comments or questions regarding the accuracy of InfoNet educational materials are carefully reviewed by project staff.

Edits to InfoNet materials are based on published evidence.

Financial supporters of the AIDS InfoNet are identified on this site at http://www.aidsinfonet.org/sponsors-advertising
 



InfoNet Global Reach

The AIDS InfoNet originally provided its materials in English and Spanish. Through collaborative agreements with AIDS service organizations and individuals in various countries, the InfoNet fact sheets are available in a growing range ot languages. The InfoNet gratefully acknowledges the efforts of our partners, who are involved in the selection of fact sheets, local medical review, translations, and updates, as well as the use of fact sheets in HIV/AIDS educational activities:

Bulgarian: 
Svilen Konov of the Plus and Minus Foundation, Varna, Bulgaria

Indian languages (Bengali, Hindi, Manipuri, Oriya, Tamil, and Telugu):
SAATHII  - Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India, Chennai, India

Indonesian: 
Spiritia Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia

Nepali: 
Sakriya Sath, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Russian: 
Svilen Konov of the Plus and Minus Foundation, Varna, Bulgaria 


 


International Association of Providers of AIDS Care

 

The AIDS InfoNet is a project of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.
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Page Revised August 14, 2016.


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