Nam Aidsmap

Posted by Maria Codina on July 30, 2018 at 10:39 am

NAM works to change lives by sharing information about HIV and AIDS.

We believe that, wherever you are in the world, having independent, clear and accurate information is vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It enables individuals and communities affected by HIV to protect themselves, care for others, advocate for better services and challenge stigma and discrimination.

We produce useful information that you can trust, and make sure it is there for anyone who needs it.

For people living with HIV

We recognise that different people need different types of information at different times. For some people, finding out the basics about HIV is enough, whereas others want detailed information and read the same kind of things that their doctors are reading.

Whether you are newly diagnosed with HIV, have been living with HIV long term, or have questions about specific subjects such as starting treatment, having a baby or dealing with side-effects, then we have something to help give you a good understanding of the issues. The resources are designed to support your conversations with your healthcare team and help you better understand HIV so you can manage your diagnosis. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, why not contact us, so we know what information would be useful for you.

Overviews of HIV and AIDS, and frequently asked questions can be found here

Basic illustrated factsheets on the things you might need to know about when you are first diagnosed, booklets and factsheets covering key topic areas and NAM’s e-bulletins can be found here.

For professionals

For anyone working in HIV, you will know that it is a complex and changing field. It is a world where science meets society, politics, economy, medicine, culture, and law. Depending on your role, you might need information to give to your patients and clients, but also information to keep yourself up to date. Whether it is results from the latest research, new guidelines, new drugs or information about how other people are doing things, NAM produces a range of information to support you.

Daily news, conference reporting, in-depth content around key topic areas, searchable databases of organisations and drug listings, to find out more have a look round the website or at our resources page.

How do I find the information I need?

Recognising that words mean different things to different people we have tried hard to categorise content sensibly and avoid jargon. You can search on the website for information by topic as well as information by ‘resource’. There is a powerful search engine that will also help you, just type in a keyword. We have made sure that the search engine has lots of variations so even if the word doesn’t quite match the content, it should still return the information you want.

You will also find a mini grading system next to all of the resources, according to level of detail, ranging from basic to very detailed, to help you quickly identify the most appropriate information to answer your questions.

Visit our resources page to see the full range of NAM’s information resources.

We want to make sure these resources are easy to find – so if you can’t find what you are looking for let us know and we can do something about it.

NAM is committed to improving and developing its resources. Have these resources been useful to you? Could we do something better – we want to hear from you so do get in touch.

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