General Information

A Guide to the Clinical Care of Women with HIV/AIDS, 2005 edition (Health Resources and Services Administration)
A comprehensive clinical manual that addresses the primary care needs unique to women with HIV infection. This guide is meant for clinicians who provide primary care to women as well as those seeking a more in-depth understanding of how to care for women with HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS and Women Overview (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Historically, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has affected more men than women, but women are being increasingly affected. This resource for both CDC’s prevention partners and the general public provides general information about women and HIV/AIDS and special prevention information aimed at women.

HIV/AIDS among Women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, with women of color especially affected. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV/AIDS and infection trends in women within the United States and information about prevention of HIV/AIDS in women.

HIV/AIDS Information: Women (National Library of Medicine, NIH)
This site from the National Library of Medicine’s Special Information Service (SIS) provides a listing of women-specific resources concerning HIV/AIDS, including General Resources, Pregnancy, and resources in Español/Spanish.

HIV Infection in Women (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
This resource provides a summary of women-specific issues of HIV infection and trends in women-specific research.

Resources: HIV/AIDS and Women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This resource provides access to resources from the CDC for and about women in regards to HIV/AIDS, including fact sheets, slide sets, MMRW reports and Podcasts.

Topical Microbicides Research (PDF - 653 KB) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
This publication discusses the role of topical microbicides in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS and research trends in the ongoing search for an effective microbicide.

Women and HIV (Food and Drug Administration)
This fact sheet provides basic facts and guidance for women about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment.

Women and HIV/AIDS (Office on Women's Health, HHS)
This resource provides comprehensive general information specifically for women about HIV/AIDS from the National Women’s Health Information Center.

Women and HIV/AIDS: Your Rights (Office on Women’s Health, HHS)
Unfortunately, as someone with HIV, you may face discrimination. Whether you're being refused housing, refused treatment from your gynecologist, or a school won't admit your child with HIV, there are things you can do in these situations.

Women: Answers About HIV Vaccine Research (PDF - 74 KB) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH) This information sheet discusses vaccine research and women, and the role vaccine research plays in ongoing efforts in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Women's Health in the United States (PDF - 249KB) (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH)
This publication on the research of health issues among women provides information on research specific to infections diseases, including HIV/AIDS.

Women and Pregnancy

AIDS and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine, NIH)
A collection of resources from NLM’s MedlinePlus specifically about HIV/AIDS and its effects on pregnant women and their babies.

HIV During Pregnancy, Labor and Birth, and After Delivery (PDF - 178 KB) (AIDSinfo)
This series of fact sheets is intended for women who are HIV positive and pregnant or have recently given birth. These fact sheets describe the steps an HIV positive pregnant woman can take to preserve her health and prevent transmission of HIV to her baby. En español (PDF - 68 KB)

Mother-to-Child (Perinatal) HIV Transmission and Prevention (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This fact sheet provides information regarding perinatal HIV transmission in children in the United States.

One Test. Two Lives. Prenatal HIV Screening Campaign (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
The “One Test. Two Lives.” campaign focuses on ensuring that all women are tested for HIV early in their pregnancy and provides quick access to a variety of resources for providers and materials for their patients to help encourage universal voluntary prenatal testing for HIV.

Pediatric, Adolescent and Maternal AIDS Branch (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH)
The PAMA Branch supports and conducts both domestic and international research into the epidemiology, natural history, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of HIV infection and its complications in infants, children, adolescents, pregnant women, mothers, women of childbearing age, and the family unit as a whole.

Perinatal Guidelines (AIDSinfo)
Guidelines for treating HIV infected pregnant women and interventions to prevent perinatal transmission, including information on drug regimens, safety and toxicity of medications, delivery options, and care of infants born to HIV infected mothers.

Pregnancy – HIV/AIDS Information (National Library of Medicine, NIH)
This site from the National Library of Medicine’s Special Information Services (SIS) provides general resources on AIDS and pregnancy including mother-to-infant transmission. Some resources are available in Español/Spanish.

Pregnancy and Childbirth (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
This resource for CDC’s prevention partners as well as the general public provides a collection of prevention information specific to pregnant women and perinatal mother-to-child transmission.

Women Who Have Sex with Women

For and About Lesbian Women (National Library of Medicine)
A list of resources compiles by the Specialized Information Services on health information for Women Who Have Sex with Women.

Gay and Lesbian Health (National Library of Medicine - MedlinePlus, NIH)
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have special health concerns besides the usual ones that affect most men and women. This resource presents information about these specific health issues.

HIV/AIDS & U.S. Women Who Have Sex with Women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Certain behaviors of women who have sex with women may put them at risk for HIV transmission. Whereas there are no confirmed cases of female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV in the United States, this fact sheet defines those risk-associated behaviors.

Lesbian Health (National Women’s Health Information Center, HHS)
This resource provides general health information for lesbian women, including information about sexual health and HIV/AIDS.

Last revised: 07/31/2008