Certificate of compliance

AfroAIDSinfo, an HIV/AIDS portal for southern Africa

is in compliance with the HONcode

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9 Years

Certificate validity 13 Sep 2012 - Sep 2014

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Date of initial review:

18 Nov 2002

Certificate validity

13 Sep 2012 - Sep 2014

Date of last visit:

04 Oct 2012
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Editorial board
An editorial board, consisting of experts in their respective fields, assesses the scientific validity of material submitted via the category managers/editors. Their main aim is to protect the image of the MRC as a credible scientific research organisation and the image of AfroAIDSinfo as a credible source of HIV- and AIDS-related information. The material is submitted via a listserv to the members of the board, who are required to comment on the material within two weeks of it being submitted.
If any member of the editorial board feels that the subject matter req...

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AfroAIDSinfo does not aim to prescribe, diagnose or offer medical advice. It must also be emphasized that information provided should not replace medical consultation.

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Information provided by an individual, either by submissions or through the registration process, will be treated privately and confidentially. The AfroAIDSinfo consortium will only use registration details for further development of this initiative.

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

* Anon, HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health | UNDP. Available at: www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/hiv-aids/hiv-and-the-law--risks--rights---health.html [Accessed July 10, 2012a].
* Anon, Reports | Global Commission on Drug Policy. Available at: www.globalcommissionondrugs.org/re...

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Last updated: 2 August, 2012

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Latest article
The link between antiretrovirals and hormonal contraception

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Contact details

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Our funders and collaborators
Initial funding was provided by the International AIDS Society (IAS); Bristol-Myers Squibb HIV/AIDS Research Institute "Secure the Future"; and the South African Medical Research Council. Individual projects are now funded through collaborations with the Protea Education Development Project that includes IrishAID and the Human Dignity Foundation as well as our collaboration with the Sexual Violence Research Initiative.

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The AfroAIDSinfo portal does not carry advertisements.

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The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site’s certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

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