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Acute Retroviral Syndrome/Primary HIV Infection
Cardiovascular Disease
Dementia (AIDS Dementia Complex)
Depression
Dermatologic Conditions
Fatigue
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Lipid Metabolism Abnormalities/Lipodystrophy
Neuropathies
Pain
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Psoriasis
Renal Disease/HIV-Associated Nephropathy (HIVAN)
Rheumatic Conditions
Sinusitis
Wasting Syndrome/Weight Loss
See Also
HIV InSite Knowledge Base
Symptom Management Guidelines
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Infections
Malignancies
Acute Retroviral Syndrome/Primary HIV Infection
Acute HIV Infection and Early Disease Research Program
(AIEDRP) A program of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Options Project
UCSF research program for acute and early HIV infection.
Cardiovascular Disease
American College of Cardiology
Professional society of more than 24,000 cardiovascular physicians and scientists from around the world. Free registration is required.
American Heart Association
Education and information on fighting heart disease.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
(NHLBI) One of the National Institutes of Health.
Dementia (AIDS Dementia Complex)
Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium
Supported by the NIH to design and implement studies of HIV-associated neurologic disease.
Depression
The Body's Mental Health Page
Articles from HIV newsletters on depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, and other mental health issues.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Education concerning the nature and management of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses. Formerly the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Grassroots, self-help and family advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.
Dermatologic Conditions
American Academy of Dermatology
Professional and patient information.
DermIS
A project of the University of Heidelberg and the University of Erlangen, DermIS features extensive online atlases of dermatology images.
DermNet
New Zealand Dermatological Society. Information on numerous skin conditions.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
(NIAMS) One of the National Institutes of Health.
Fatigue
CancerSymptoms.org
Includes tips on managing cancer-related fatigue (and fatigue in general). From the Oncology Nursing Society.
CDC Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Homepage
Information on fatigue management strategies.
CFIDS Association of America
Non-profit organization dedicated to Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS). Information on fatigue management strategies.
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Platelet Disorder Support Association
Information on ITP and treatments, as well as discussion for people with platelet disorders.
Lipid Metabolism Abnormalities/Lipodystrophy
FacialWasting.org
Site on HIV-related facial wasting and options for its treatment, from nonprofit community-based organization.
Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV
Lipodystrophy conference information.
YAHOO POZHEALTH LIST. Moderated email list to discuss HIV-related metabolic complications. To subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PozHealth .
Neuropathies
Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium
Supported by the NIH to design and implement studies of HIV-associated neurologic disease.
The Neuropathy Association
Information and care & support referrals for neuropathy. Registration (free) is required.
The Neuropathy Trust
UK-based neuropathy information and support organization.
Pain
American Academy of Pain Medicine
Organization for physicians practicing the specialty of Pain Medicine in the United States.
American Pain Society
A multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain.
Pain.com
Commercial site with professional and patient resources. Ask questions of pain doctors, get news, search pain library.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
See Sexually Transmitted Diseases links.
Psoriasis
National Psoriasis Foundation
(U.S.) Information on psoriasis and psoriasis treatments.
Renal Disease/HIV-Associated Nephropathy (HIVAN)
American Association of Kidney Patients
Exists to serve the needs, interests and welfare of all kidney patients and their families.
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks Forum
Liaisons between the federal government and the providers of ESRD services.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(NIDDK) One of the National Institutes of Health.
National Kidney Foundation
Research, public policy, and advocacy organization that seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
United Network for Organ Sharing
(UNOS) Nonprofit organization that maintains the organ transplant waiting list in the United States. Site includes information on renal transplant issues.
United States Renal Data System
Collects, analyzes, and distributes information about end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States.
Rheumatic Conditions
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
US national organization dedicated to addressing the problem of autoimmunity.
American College of Rheumatology
Professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals.
International League of Associations for Rheumatology
Information on numerous rheumatic conditions, worldwide links to regional associations, and more.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
(NIAMS) One of the National Institutes of Health.
Sinusitis
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
An organization of physicians dedicated to the care of ear, nose and throat disorders. Includes sinus information for patients.
American Rhinologic Society
Promoting excellence in clinical care, investigation, and education in the field of rhinology and sinusology.
Patient Information on Sinusitis
Wasting Syndrome/Weight Loss
Medibolics
Website devoted to preserving weight and lean body mass in people with HIV. Includes extensive information on use of anabolic steroids for HIV wasting.
Program for Wellness Restoration
(PoWeR) Information-based treatment and research advocacy organization which disseminates information to patients and physicians about a comprehensive, state-of-the-art approach to AIDS wasting management, prevention and reversal.
FacialWasting.org
Companion site on HIV-related facial wasting and options for its treatment.