Resources

CLASS RESOURCES
Patient Zero and the Early North American HIV/AIDS Epidemic is a class resource for college and university undergraduates and their instructors. This resource explores the emergence and the historical precedents of the enduring, popular misconception that the North American HIV/AIDS epidemic originated with a single, identifiable individual--Patient Zero. The exploration of the social, cultural, and medical responses to the emergence of the human immunodeficiency virus in the 1980s reveals how people misattributed the introduction of HIV/AIDS in North America to a single person after misreading an epidemiological term. Upon what historical precedents did this misconception draw? How did this misconception affect how people understood HIV/AIDS and subsequent epidemics?

Patient Zero and the Early North American HIV/AIDS Epidemic

NLM HEALTH INFORMATION

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends, produced by the National Library of Medicine, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

MedlinePlus: HIV/AIDS

Health Information

HIVinfo.nih.gov offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.

HIVinfo.nih.gov

Health Information
ClinicalInfo offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, an HIV drug database, a glossary of HIV-related terms, and resources related to HIV-related research for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.

ClinicalInfo.hiv.gov

HISTORICAL COLLECTION
Circulating Now, the blog of the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, features a number of posts highlighting HIV/AIDS-related, historical collection items.

Circulating Now

HISTORICAL COLLECTION
HIV/AIDS Web Archive is a collection of over 150 websites on the biomedical, clinical, cultural, and social aspects of HIV/AIDS in the early 21st century. The collection’s principal themes are HIV treatment, HIV prevention, biomedical research on HIV/AIDS, clinical care for HIV patients, living with HIV, and social-cultural responses to HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS Web Archive