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Disease Outbreak News
From WHO Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response.
Infectious Disease News
Featuring online compendium of AIDS articles.
Infectious Diseases Society of America
IDSA represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases and strives to improve health by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention.
International Society for Infectious Diseases
(ISID) The society's mission to improve the care of patients with infectious diseases, the training of clinicians and researchers in infectious diseases and microbiology, and the control of infectious diseases around the world.
ProMed-mail
Global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases, open to all sources. Homepages in English, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
MicrobeWorld
Site serves as a portal for three microbiology websites for specific audiences: the general public, teachers, and children. Provided by the American Society for Microbiology.
Weekly Epidemiological Record
(WER) Rapid and accurate dissemination of epidemiological information on cases and outbreaks of diseases worldwide. Subscription information for bilingual English/French bulletin in print, electronic, or email formats. Provided by the WHO.
WHO Infectious Diseases Information Resources
Information on infectious and tropical diseases.
Fungal Diseases
Aspergillus Website
From The Fungal Research Trust, designed to provide information on pathogenic Aspergilli for clinicians and scientific researchers (free registration required).
Doctor Fungus
Physician-oriented site on medical mycology.
Overview of Fungal Infections
In: The Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals.
Hepatitis
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
(AASLD) A nonprofit member organization whose goal is to meet the educational and scientific needs of nearly 2,300 physicians, researchers, and scientists worldwide.
American Liver Foundation
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of hepatitis and other liver diseases through research, education, and advocacy on behalf of those at risk of or affected by liver disease.
CDC Viral Hepatitis Web Site
Information on five types of viral hepatitis (A through E) from the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Hepatitis C Program
Hepatitis C information for providers and patients from the VA's National Hepatitis C Resource Centers.
HCV Advocate
Website of the Hepatitis Support Project, whose goal is to offer support to those who are affected by hepatitis C and related coinfections. Information and education is provided, as well as access to support groups.
Hepatitis B Foundation
A nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life of those affected by hepatitis B worldwide through research, education, and patient advocacy. Features information in English, Chinese, Korean, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Hepatitis Foundation International
Information, education and training, and advocacy for all types of viral hepatitis worldwide.
HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C Nightline
Hotline providing support for people with HIV or hepatitis C and their caregivers during the evening and nightime hours. 1-800-273-AIDS or 415-434-AIDS; 5 pm - 5 am Pacific time. Also offers Spanish-language hotline at: 1-800-303-SIDA or 415-989-5212.
HIV and Hepatitis.com
Information on HIV, hepatitis B and C, and HIV/hepatitis coinfections. Features extensive conference reporting.
Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition runs a program called Hepatitis B Coalition that promotes hepatitis B vaccination for all children, hepatitis screening for all pregnant women, testing and vaccination for high-risk groups, and education and treatment for people who are chronically infected with hepatitis B.
Herpesviruses
American Herpes Foundation
AHF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and clinical education about genital herpes and other herpesvirus related diseases. Site contains information on the prevention, diagnosis and management of HSV-1 and HSV-2, Epstein-Barr virus, CMV, varicella zoster virus, and HHV-6 and HHV-8 infections in affected patients.
Certified Nursing Assistant.org
Website provides numerous patient resources, including a herpes fact sheet.
Herpes Resource Center
A service of the American Social Health Association (ASHA).
International Herpes Alliance
International nonprofit association of patient support organizations and health professionals. Includes material in Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.
International Herpes Mangement Forum
Guidelines for the management of human herpesvirus infections, online Herpes journal, links, and more.
Malaria
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Malaria Information
Information for health care providers and the public, as well as related CDC journal articles.
Global Health Reporting: Malaria
A collection of news items, statistics, reference libraries, and other resources for health journalists, researchers, policymakers, and nongovernmental organizations. A project of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Global Health Watch
Web site for PBS' "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" Global Health Unit, which examines efforts to address HIV/AIDS, the increase of HIV/tuberculosis coinfections and the impact of HIV/AIDS on children.
Malaria: An On-Line Resource
Prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment information for medical practitioners and laboratory scientists from the Division of Laboratory Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital. Site in English, French, and Spanish.
Malaria Foundation International
Nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate the development and implementation of solutions to the health, economic, and social problems caused by malaria.
Malaria Vaccine Initiative
A focused vaccine development program of PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) whose mission is to accelerate the development of promising malaria vaccine candidates and ensure their availability and accessibility for the developing world.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Alan Guttmacher Institute
(AGI) Nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education. Publications include Family Planning Perspectives, International Family Planning Perspectives, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy and special reports on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
American Social Health Association
(ASHA) Authority on STD education and patient advocacy, ASHA's mission is to stop sexually transmitted diseases and their harmful consequences to individuals, families, and communities. Site features facts and answers about STDs, and information on ASHA and CDC hotlines.
International Planned Parenthood Federation
(IPPF) Links national autonomous family planning associations in over 180 countries worldwide and is the largest voluntary organization in the world to be concerned with family planning and sexual and reproductive health.
International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections
(IUSTI) Organization whose objective is the achievement of international cooperation in the control of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection.
Lesbian STD Home Page
A project of the University of Washington in Seattle whose goal is to provide information and resources regarding sexually transmitted diseases in women who have sex with women and to further knowledge about lesbian STDs through research.
National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, site features STD treatment guidelines and other information and resources.
National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (PTCs)
CDC-funded network dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. The National Network provides health professionals with a spectrum of state-of-the-art educational opportunities, including experiential learning with an emphasis on prevention.
Planned Parenthood
Information on STDs and safer sex from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Royal Adelaide Hospital, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Services
Well organized Australian site with information on numerous STDs.
San Francisco City Clinic
Information and fact sheets on STDs and related topics, as well as an ask-the-doctor feature.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.
(SIECUS) Nonprofit organization that develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?
Collection of pictures of sexually transmitted diseases, from The Body.
Tuberculosis
CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination
Tuberculosis guidelines, surveillance reports, study modules, and more.
CDC National Prevention Information Network: Tuberculosis Resources
Tuberculosis training and education resource guide, FAQs, and listserv.
Evidence-Based Tuberculosis Diagnosis
A comprehensive resource for evidence syntheses, policies, guidelines, and research agendas on TB diagnostics
EuroTB
Funded by the European Commission, EuroTB is a WHO collaborating center that conducts surveillance of tuberculosis in all 51 countries of the WHO European Region.
Francis J. Curry National Tuberculosis Center
Creates, enhances, and disseminates state-of-the-art resources and models of excellence to control and eliminate tuberculosis nationally and internationally. Site features information on provider training, education, and distance learning; surveillance and clinical consultation; and institutional tuberculosis control.
Global Alliance for TB Drug Development
A nonprofit, public-private partnership whose goal is to accelerate the discovery and development of cost-effective new drugs for tuberculosis.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The purpose of the Fund is to attract, manage, and disburse resources through a public-private partnership that will make a sustainable and significant contribution to mitigating the impact caused by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in countries in need.
Global Health Reporting: TB
A collection of news items, statistics, reference libraries, and other resources for health journalists, researchers, policymakers, and nongovernmental organizations. A project of the Kaiser Family Foundation. Includes Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian and Spanish versions.
Global Health Watch
Web site for PBS' "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" Global Health Unit, which examines efforts to address HIV/AIDS, the increase of HIV/tuberculosis coinfections and the impact of HIV/AIDS on children.
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to the prevention and control of tuberculosis and lung disease in low- and middle-income countries.
Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research
Information on epidemiology and natural history, tuberculosis drugs and treatment, and a question-and-answer forum.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Tuberculosis Research Activities
NIAID's Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases is a leader in research on the basic science, prevention, and treatment of tuberculosis.
New Jersey Medical School National Tuberculosis Center
Education and training center that conducts state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment, and prevention programs.
Stop TB Initiative
Public-private partnership coordinated by the World Health Organization and dedicated to global action to stop tuberculosis.
World Health Organization TB Page
Information on strategy, operations, monitoring, and evaluation of tuberculosis programs.