Vaccine, Testing & CARE
HIV/AIDS is powerless against a well-informed person making the right decisions. The following resources will help as you seek information on the impact of HIV/AIDS, vaccine research, testing, or the Ryan White CARE Act.
If you're interested in volunteering to participate in HIV vaccine research
clinical trials, this site will show what steps you should take:
ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about Federally
and privately supported clinical research on human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov
gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations,
and phone numbers for more details. For information specifically about
HIV/AIDS clinical trials conducted by the NIAID Intramural AIDS Research
Check throughout the observances sites to check on the current testing activities being conducted.
HIV testing is critical in fighting the spread of HIV. If a person tests
positive, early detection of the disease allows for early treatment, which
can prolong and improve an individual's quality of life. If negative,
it reminds the participant to practice responsible behavior that reduces
the risk of infection. For more information on HIV testing, or to find
a testing location in your area, visit:
The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act is
Federal legislation that addresses the unmet health needs of persons living
with HIV (PLWH) by funding primary healthcare and support services. The
CARE Act was named after Ryan White, an Indiana teenager whose courageous
struggle with HIV/AIDS and against AIDS-related discrimination helped
educate the nation. To learn more about CARE Act programs and initiatives,
HHS has developed several fact sheets that provide current statistics and other information on the impact of HIV/AIDS. The sheets can be downloaded and used as educational materials.
The fact sheets contained here are in English/HTML version. The accompanying English/PDF version and the Spanish/HTML and PDF versions will be published soon.
HHS has produced several reports and publications providing information on HIV/AIDS research, treatment, and care, among them:
Call 1-800-444-6472 to speak to an information specialist
about HIV/AIDS Observance Days.