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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) is a portal to detailed information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding these diseases. There are many links to additional resources and an extensive list of downloadable fact sheets about adolescent health, sexual health, disease prevention, sexual orientation, and health disparities.

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Review Date: 11/7/2018

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Ease of Use

The homepage presents visitors with tiles that link to the site's four main topics. Each one is easy to explore with further investigation. There are few images, but users will find infographics and interactive tools to enhance the browsing experience. The site's search bar is not specific to this subsection of the CDC website, but otherwise the site is easy to sue and browse.

Visual Design

Like other CDC subsections, the landing page is full of colors and appealing images. But as users move further into the content, that visual appeal disappears.

Quality

This site has excellent content for those for those seeking information about HIV/AIDS, STDs, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, and other deadly infections. Inconsistent referencing of fact sheets, and the variable quality of external sites linked here may impact the reliability slightly. However, the data and resources available here are among the best online today related to these topics.

Credibility

Without identification of authors, editors, or other contributors, users will need to trust that the CDC has done its best to ensure credibility. The good news is that the CDC has a great track record for highly credible information. Users can be confident they are getting an accurate message.

Pros

  1. Access to a wide range of detailed information related to HIV/AIDS, STDs, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis
  2. Audience-specific research including adolescent health, sexual health, sexual orientation, at-risk populations, etc.
  3. Reliable and current information from an authoritative government website

Cons

  1. Many links may need to be explored to find relevant information or resources

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: News, interactive data, downloadable fact sheets

Languages: English

Contact: ADPolicy@cdc.gov