Persons with Disabilities (Persons with Disabilities Home)
& Persons with Physical and Mental Disabilities:
A Guide to Selected Resources, April 2000
This section presents select Internet sites, or links, that provide information about health issues, such as AIDS, affecting people living with disabilities. For Web sites for national, state, regional, and local organizations, refer to the Organizations section of this Pathfinder.
The sites listed here are intended to serve as a starting point in your exploration of the Internet as a source of information on HIV and AIDS. To find additional health information on the Internet, use search engines or directories of Internet sites, which search for terms you specify. Some search engines are:
Alta Vista: http://www.altavista.com
For additional sites and suggestions for conducting a thorough Internet search, refer to the NPIN Internet Pathfinder, which you can order by calling NPIN at 800-458-5231 (800-243-7012 TTY) and requesting document number B322.
AIDS in the Deaf Community
This site contains an interactive slide presentation on how to develop HIV/AIDS prevention programs for persons with hearing disabilities.
CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
The NPIN Web site is designed to share HIV/ AIDS, STD, and TB resources and information. It includes up-to-date news, related links, and a bulletin board forum of events. Featured at this site are online databases that can provide immediate information about local resources and services, funding opportunities, and educational materials.
Combined Health Information Database (CHID)
CHID is a database produced by health-related agencies of the federal government. The database provides information and resources on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB for a variety of audiences, including persons with disabilities.
D E A F Incorporated
This site, operated by the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens, contains valuable information for the deaf community concerning HIV/AIDS issues, including testing, treatment, and safe sex.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
This Web site offers general information for people with mental illnesses, including fact sheets on HIV/AIDS and other relevant health and medical information for persons living with mental illness and HIV/AIDS.
National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH’s Web site provides information about current research into mental health issues, including information about research into the psychosocial aspects of living with HIV/AIDS.
On a Roll: Talk Radio on Life and Disability
Broadcast over the radio and on this Web site, On a Roll presents information and resources that are applicable to the lives of people with physical disabilities. A recent feature was the Sexual Health Network, which provides informa-tion about sexuality and sexual health issues for people with physical disabilities.