On-Line Resources

1UP HEALTH - http://health.allrefer.com/health/aids-info.html - Discover the risks, symptoms, and signs. Learn safe sex behaviors and prevention of HIV transmission.
A POSITIVE LIFE - http://www.apositivelife.com/hi5index.htm - Provides information and resources for people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.
ABOUT AIDS - http://health.allrefer.com/health/aids-info.htm - A comprehensive site that provides information for those living with the disease and those who care about them.
AIDSINFO - http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/ - Education and resource center for patients, general public and health care providers. (English and Spanish)
AIDS MEDS - http://www.aidsmeds.com/ - Easy to read information on treatment, understanding blood test results, medication interactions and more.
AIDS RESOURCE LIST - http://www.specialweb.com/aids/ - This site offers links to regional, national and international HIV and AIDS sites.
THE BODY - http://www.thebody.com - A complete HIV/AIDS Resource
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL NATIONAL CENTER FOR HIV, STD & TB PREVENTION - http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.htm - This site offers AIDS and HIV information, including publications, a wide range of HIV/AIDS documents, statistics and links.
CENTER FOR VISION LOSS - http://centerforvisionloss.org/ - The Center for Vision Loss will provide a comprehensive set of preventative, rehabilitative, support and social services enabling blind and visually impaired clients to achieve their personal goals and restore quality of life consistent with those goals.
DOLLAR ENERGY FUND - http://www.dollarenergy.org - Provides help with paying energy costs
FACT (FIGHTING AIDS CONTINUOUSLY TOGETHER) - http://www.factlv.org/ - A Lehigh Valley-based organization of concerned people committed to raising money to assist individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
THE FREE LIBRARY - http://www.thefreelibrary.com/ - The Free Library has offered free, full-text versions of classic literary works from hundreds of celebrated authors, whose biographies, images, and famous quotations can also be found on the site.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN - http://www.hrc.org/ - Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
INFECTIOUS DISEASE NEWS - http://www.infectiousdiseasenews.com/ - A comprehensive source for HIV/AIDS news
IT GETS BETTER - http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ - Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting them know that "It Gets Better."
NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE - http://thetaskforce.org/ - We bolster the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide. We build grassroots political muscle at every level by training activists, strengthening the infrastructure of local and state allies and organizing broad-based campaigns creating public support for full equality of LGBT people.
LEPCO - http://www.lepoco.org/ - The Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern is a non-profit citizens group of more than 500 members, primarily in the Lehigh Valley area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
PENNSYLVANIADEPARTMENTOFHEALTH - http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/department_of_health_home/17457 - HIV/AIDS facts, testing sites and statistics.
STOP HIV - http://www.stophiv.com/ - State-of-the-art information on education and prevention topics, health care services, support groups, screening and testing, financial assistance and transportation services.
THE WELL PROJECT - http://www.thewellproject.org/en_US/ - A website created by and for women living with HIV/AIDS offering the latest information on managing the disease. The site includes fact sheets, a resource directory, a physician network and confidential discussion boards.
THE SANCTUARY OF PA - http://www.thesanctuarypa.org - The Sanctuary Of PA is a community resource that enriches the lives of residnet animals and members of the community in an environmentally sound facility by: Promoting programs the encourage interaction between people and animals to the benefit of both. They offer programs for you to have an animal even if you're ill.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION - www.who.int/health-topics/hiv.htm - WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


On Line Magazines

A&U - http://www.aumag.org/ - A magazine created for the HIV-affected community celebrating people living with AIDS. Includes features, news and reviews.
HIVPlus - http://www.hivplusmag.com/ - Well-written articles addressing research, treatment and living with HIV/AIDS.
QueerAmerica - http://www.oasisjournals.com/ - Oasis Magazine - Produced by OutProud, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, with over 5,000 entries on GLBT community centers, support organizations, PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians And Gays) chapters, queer youth groups, and more
POZ - http://www.poz.com/ - This magazine was founded primarily to get information to HIV+ persons for whom it could extend or improve the quality of their lives.




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Post Exposure Prophylaxis

I think I was exposed to HIV. Is there anything I can do about it now?

Yes. After having a known exposure to HIV, such as being topped by an HIV+ guy and then the condom breaks -- a guy can start PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, which is a combination of anti-HIV medications.

The important thing is that these medications have to be started as soon as possible, within 72 hours after exposure. Most emergency rooms and doctors know about PEP and can prescribe it. It's not one dose -- you have to take meds for a month and they can make you ill -- so we don't recommend it except in real emergencies. And we certainly don't recommend anyone thinking of PEP as a 'morning after pill.'

PEP is usually not provided to people who have been exposed to HIV through oral sex. Oral sex carries a very, very low risk of HIV transmission.



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