HRSA-HIV/AIDS Bureau-HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) was formed in August 1997 to consolidate all programs funded under the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act. HAB is the largest single source (next to the Medicaid and Medicare programs) of federal funding for HIV/AIDS care for low-income, un- and underinsured individuals. Each year at least 533,000 individuals are touched by the Ryan White CARE Act by receiving one or more services from providers that are funded by the Act.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare/Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP)-The SPBP is a program for low and moderate income individuals and families that helps pay for specific drug therapies used for the treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS or a DSM IV diagnosis for schizophrenia. Please note that the HIV/AIDS side of the SPBP is usually called AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) in other states.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health Research and Information Clearinghouse-Operates as the information clearinghouse and referral center for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In a statewide effort to reduce substance abuse and to promote healthy lifestyles for all Pennsylvanians, PADOHRIC's mission is to serve as a resource center and provide a wide range of information regarding drug, alcohol, substance abuse and other health-related issues
stophiv.com- Maintained by the Pennsylvania Prevention Project of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania Resources (by county, pharmaceutical benefit program, community prevention plans, Quarterly AIDS Statistical summaries); Community Planning Committee (reference material, current membership, newsletter); Events (links to HIV/AID events and fundraisers); HIV Myths and Facts; links to HIV/AIDS Data Bases and Primary Prevention information.
HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS)-The HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service is the central resource for federally approved treatment guidelines for HIV and AIDS. Glossary of HIV/AIDS Related Terms
City of Philadelphia/Department of Public Health (PDPH)-AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO)- The AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) administers federal, state and city funded HIV/AIDS programs in Philadelphia through collaborative service contracts with community-based organizations. In addition AACO coordinates HIV/AIDS planning and policy activities throughout the PDPH; conducts AIDS surveillance activities in accordance with federal, state and county laws and requirements; oversees PDPH epidemiological activities related to HIV/AIDS, including publication of quarterly reports; and conducts HIV/AIDS education and training for professional, civic and community groups.
Office of HIV Planning-Supporting the Philadelphia region’s community health planning for HIV care and prevention.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation-HIV/AIDS Public Policy
30 Years of HIV/AIDS - June 5, 2011, marks the 30th year since CDC reported the first cases of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). From just five cases in the initial publication of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, AIDS has grown into a global pandemic that has resulted in the deaths of more than 33 million people around the world. It is estimated that over 1.7 million people in the United States have been infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). To date, nearly 600,000 men, women and children with HIV in the United States have died, and more than 1.1 million people are estimated to be living with the disease today.