Open Access Journals
Due to the urgent need to defeat the HIV/AIDS pandemic, several of the most influential journals in the field offer their content free of charge.
Founded in the early years of the pandemic, amFAR has invested millions into research and made numerous contributions to HIV/AIDs detection, prevention, and treatment.
International Journal of MCH and AIDS
Publisher: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
With the noble goal of disseminating the latest HIV/AIDS research related to children and disproportionately affected populations, this online journal offers all its content free-of-charge.
SAHRA-J: Journal or Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
While not as high-impact as other open-access journals in this list, SAHRA-J publishes interesting research into the social side of the AIDS epidemic, especially in Sub-Saharan African countries.
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Publisher: International AIDS Society
This online monthly publishes high-impact HIV/AIDS research from various disciplines, ranging from biomedical science to the humanities.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
The fourth most influential journal for infectious disease research, this monthly publication from the Centers for Disease Control has been disseminating key HIV/AIDS research for decades, as well as information on other infectious diseases.
BMC Infectious Diseases
With a respectable impact factor of 3.03, this open-access journal publishes research related to preventing and treating infectious diseases, including HIV.
While our understanding of the HIV/AIDS pandemic has increased dramatically over past decades, HIV/AIDS continues to be a profound and enigmatic phenomenon. Study up on the biology and social implications of this unprecedented disease with the following open course materials from top U.S. institutions.
Nano-Life: An Introduction to Virus Structure and Assembly
HIV is a virus. Understanding the fundamental workings of viruses is essential for any public health professional concerned with HIV/AIDS.
Web 2.0: Risks for STI/HIV: Opportunities and Prevention
The emergence of social networking and online dating poses a new challenge in the fight against STIs and HIV/AIDS. This course from Johns Hopkins examines this emerging relationship.
The Next Wave: HIV, Human Rights, and Men Who Have Sex with Men
HIV/AIDS has always had a particular impact on the male homosexual communities around the world. Through a symposium of international speakers, the epidemic's relationship with prejudice, stigma, and humans rights violations is examined.
Sexual Health, HIV/STI, and Human Rights
These video lectures from Johns Hopkins university examine the complex relationship between the HIV virus and human rights violations.
Evaluating Therapies in Observational Studies: HAART to Heart Lessons from HIV/AIDS
For those interested in research and clinical practice, these online audio lectures offer a review of new HIV/AIDS treatments and observational studies.
AIDS and Poverty in Africa
This course from MIT offers a telling look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic across various African countries, and its profound relationship with poverty.
Massive research efforts have transformed HIV/AIDS from a certain death sentence to a manageable condition, but the pandemic is far from over. Over 8,000 people die from HIV/AIDS each day. The following research organizations remain on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Forum for Collaborative HIV Research
With the abundance of HIV/AIDS research taking place, this public/private partnership at the University of California, Berkeley aims to coordinate all the relevant organizations to quickly identify and address impediments to research progress.
Harvard School of Public Health AIDS Initiative
Harvard University's research program puts considerable focus on addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa with projects in Nigeria, Botswana, and Senegal and research into mother-to-child transmission.
NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This flagship government research institute supports the Division of AIDS (DAIDS), which provides millions of dollars in funding for promising treatment and prevention research. The NIAID marshals an annual budget of nearly five billion dollars toward research grants, education, and clinical trials.
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Through work with partner organizations in 25 countries, this nonprofit identifies and promotes promising research toward the elusive vaccine for HIV/AIDS.
The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
Based in New York City, this is the largest private HIV/AIDS research organization in the world, conducting fundamental research that can be used for better treatments and an eventual vaccine.
AIDS Research Alliance
While there are around 30 antiviral drugs on the market for treating HIV/AIDS, this research organization aims to cure the disease entirely and develop a vaccine.
A virtual army of public health professionals struggle in direct care and in laboratories each day to contain the HIV/AIDS pandemic. These organizations represent all the professionals involved in the effort.
American Academy for HIV Medicine
Provides ongoing training and credentialing to various American medical professionals involved in treating HIV/AIDS.
HIV Medicine Association
An international professional organization representing doctors in specialties related to HIV/AIDS, members receive subscription to the organization's two journals and continuing education support.
International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
With its 17,000+ members from over 100 different countries, this professional organization brings together physicians and other health professionals in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
With nearly a million U.S. citizens living with HIV/AIDS, there is an urgent need for knowledgeable nurses. With 46 local chapters, this is the preeminent professional organization for professional caregivers working against the disease.
International AIDS Society
With a truly international membership of around 14,000 professionals, and all sorts of disciplines represented, this organization offers networking, discounts, and professional updates.
Public Awareness Organizations
The life-saving advances in HIV/AIDS would not have been possible without the advocacy and mobilization efforts of public awareness organizations. These groups continue that effort today with the goal of a cure.
This independent charity has directly funded more than $75 million in HIV/AIDS efforts targeted at addressing the epidemic in the United States.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
This leading private charity established by Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, donates millions each year toward providing desperately needed antiviral treatments around the world.
World Health Organization
As a leader in the global effort against the pandemic, the WHO HIV/AIDS program provides monitoring, direction, and treatment guidelines around the world.
The Kaiser Family Foundation
A leading private global health institute based in California, The Kaiser Family Foundation gathers the latest data on U.S. public health to assist government policymakers and other organizations.
The official United Nations organization targeted at addressing the global HIV/AIDS pandemic through monitoring, advocacy, and global strategy.
PEPFAR: The United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
This is the flagship organization for the U.S. government's part in the global HIV/AIDS struggle. PEPFAR will spend 46 billion over the next five years helping governments and organizations around the world to contain the epidemic.
The Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
This nonprofit started with the goal of being the global "war chest" for HIV/AIDS funding. It has since helped provide antiviral treatments to millions of people around the world.