A Guide to Treatment Information Resources
In our HIV treatment education work at ACRIA, one of our responsibilities is to become familiar with a multitude of topics and the many resources available that address them. We spend as much time gathering information and verifying its accuracy as we do explaining what we've learned to other people. Over time, we've gathered hundreds of information resources, the most useful of which we'd like to share with you.
For example, a few months ago, someone called to discuss his concerns that his cheeks were getting thinner and thinner. He asked if we knew of any useful Web sites about facial wasting. Thankfully, we knew of a few. Several weeks later, he called back to discuss some of the information he'd found on the sites. He let us know what he'd learned, and we talked through several surgical options he was considering, including the pros and cons of each.
This experience reminds us of the power that these various resources can provide. We hope that you find that this issue of ACRIA Update is both useful and empowering.
This article was provided by AIDS Community Research Initiative of America. It is a part of the publication ACRIA Update. Visit ACRIA's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.