Over the past number of years there have been a number of publications and books on the subject of HIV, covering a wide variety of subjects from personal stories to the latest developments in treatment. @KPS is limited in the amount of information it is able to pass on to our local community. Mainly, due to the financial resources available.
However, there is a wealth of information out there, if you know where to go. Free subscription professional publications such as NAM Publications (HIV information and Treatment specialists). Baseline Magazine, The Positive Nation and PlusVE monthy magazines are probably the most well known for informative and excellent news items, that cover a wide range of information about HIV, and in a language that is easy to understand, rather than some of the more technical and mind-blowing terminology that has even the professionals confused. Lets take a look at these magazine publications in particular. You can their Websites and NAM Publications by clicking on the buttons adjacent or alternatively, clicking on the graphic logos below.
Joint Website of the National AIDS Manual (NAM) and the British HIV Association. This website is an extensive information resource. NAM produces the Treatment Updates that are available online to download and print.
BASELINE a popular and widely available publication as is produced and circulated quarterly. It is also available online from Baseline's informative and up-to-date information resource website. The Baseline Magazine is not just read by or aimed at people with HIV. Baseline's readership and 'writership' includes gay men, Africans, drug users, families - anyone touched by the impact of HIV. It includes clinicians and HIV specialists who read Baseline to find out what positive people and their friends really think. It includes policy makers and politicians in the UK and abroad. You can subscribe by contacting Baseline on their website.
Positive Nation was first published in October 1995 and has since reached 50,000 people every issue, 10 times a year. Positive Nation is the one of UK's very few HIV and sexual health magazines. It was originally published by the UKC - the UK Coalition of People Living with HIV and AIDS. Positive Nation is now produced by Talent Media.
Positive Nation is not just read by or aimed at people with HIV. PN's readership and 'writership' includes gay men, Africans, drug users, families - anyone touched by the impact of HIV. It includes clinicians and HIV specialists who read PN to find out what positive people and their friends really think. You can subscribe to PN by contacting them at Positive Nation, Talent Media, Studio 37 - The Riverside Building, 64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JW. Tel: 0207 001 0754.
Plusve magazine’s first issue was launched in January 2001. Plusve is specifically aimed at people affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis. Also, family, friends, carers, doctors and everyone else connected. Plusve has been produced to address the main point of HIV and Hepatitis - one that very few publications appears to realise, the fact that we are now LIVING with HIV.
The African Eye Voice is a new HIV Treatment publication for African communities living in the UK, a partnership between AHPN, iBase and NAM. The African Eye Trust, Suite 107, Maddison, 226 High Street, London CR9 1DF.
As you read through these magazines, you will notice reading these publications the language has been kept simple. At the end of the day, these publications want everyone from pensioners to primary school pupils to understand what they are reading and to learn from it. All the baffling terminology is simplified, acronyms explained, information made understandable and questions answered.
These publications contain such things as; feature interviews with celebrities and ordinary people living with HIV. Hard-hitting features, on the fight against HIV and the health of the nation. Accessible and accurate information on the latest treatment advances and drugs from around the world. Listings, and art events related to HIV. News and opinions. These publications are FREE to individuals living with HIV and AIDS, you can also pick up the Baseline Magazine and Positive Nation in some clinics, HIV centres and community organisations.