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Cause: AIDS is a stage of Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV. When the HIV virus causes so much damage to a person's immune system, that person has Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. Since 1981, more than 25 million people have died of AIDS, millions are still affected. Some are aware of it; others are clueless.
Hence the need to raise awareness: DECEMBER 1, WORLD AIDS DAY
For more facts, visit the following websites:
AIDS Alabama - Alabama-based organization whose mission is to help those with HIV/AIDS as well as prevent its spread.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation - basic information including myths vs facts.
Center for Disease Control - very current fact sheets on basic information, HIV prevention, and campaign.
HIV/AIDS Web Resources - list of resources that provide information about HIV/AIDS and their URL's ((National Institute of Health).
National Institute of Health - guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, fact sheets, education materials, and mobile resources.
Public Health - list of open access journals,open courseware, research organizations, professional organizations, and public awareness organizations related to HIV/AIDS. Links are provided.
WebMD - this link goes to their HIV & AIDS Health Center
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Alt Health Watch: This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full-text articles for more than 200 international, and often peer-reviewed, journals and reports.
PubMed: PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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These are a few of the books and e-books related to HIV / AIDS accessible to LWLC patrons (text & selections: FB / NF):