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AIDS in the digital age

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:246
  1. Lisa Garbus,
  2. Laurence Peiperl, editors,
  3. Manju Chatani, program manager
  1. HIV InSite (, San Francisco
  2. Health & Development Networks (, Accra, Ghana

    Is the internet relevant to addressing HIV/AIDS in India or Africa?

    To combat the AIDS pandemic it is necessary to deliver timely, credible, and multisectoral information about HIV. It has to reach not just clinicians and scientists, but a huge array of others, such as behavioural specialists, policymakers, donors, activists, and industry leaders.

    It must also, of course, be accessible to affected individuals and communities, many of whom live in the world's poorest, least wired countries. The G8 Digital Opportunity Task Force estimates that low income countries account for about 60% of the global population, but only 5% of the world's internet users.

    HIV and AIDS: online resources

    • UNAIDS:

    • aidsmap:

    • HIV InSite:

    • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

    • Development Gateway:

    Treatment oriented
    • HIV InSite Knowledge Base:

    • Johns Hopkins AIDS Service:

    • Medscape:

    Treatment access
    • Global Treatment Access Campaign:

    • Treatment Action …

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