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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:AidsInfo
Web address:http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/
Mirror address(es):http://infosida.nih.gov
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct199721
Date of initial review: 24 Jun 2005
Validity of certificate11 Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
OAR coordinates the scientific, budgetary, legislative, and policy elements of the NIH AIDS research program.
  (15 Feb 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 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.
  (15 Feb 2012) - Link

... for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public.
  (15 Feb 2012) - Link

Purpose of the website
AIDSinfo services and staff cannot replace direct communication with your health care provider(s). The staff cannot respond to specific medical questions, offer medical advice, give second opinions, or make recommendations about specific therapies.
  (15 Feb 2012) - Link

3. Confidentiality
AIDSinfo is committed to protecting the privacy of our Web site visitors. Our privacy policy is outlined below. Please contact us if you have any questions about our policies.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Names and qualifications of the health professionals who provided the information can be found on each document.
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
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The pages containing health or legal information are dated.
Site updated: February 14, 2012
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Telephones, emails and mailing address are provided.
Contact us
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) project sponsored by the following U.S. Federal government agencies:
  (15 Feb 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
The AIDSinfo project is 100% federally funded. AIDSinfo neither allows advertising on our Web site nor endorses any company or products.
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