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HIVEonline.org has become a comprehensive online resource for HIV-informed sexual and reproductive health. In September 2018, HIVE began a partnership with the National Library of Medicine aimed at improving online access to evidence-based, inclusive sexual and reproductive health information for people affected by HIV and the providers who care for them.
HIVEonline.org was carefully assessed page by page on a scale developed by HIVE team. The major updates include:
- Expanding online science-based content on pre-exposure prophylaxis, post-exposure prophylaxis, and treatment as prevention/undetectable equals untransmittable to deliver a comprehensive perspective on HIV prevention;
- Using preferred, person-centered language based on the Language Matters guidelines put forth by people living with and affected by HIV – including members of the HIVE team;
- Increasing HIVEonline.org retrievability, functionality, and accessibility by:
- Implementing section 508 compliance protocols to improve aesthetic and increase accessibility for persons of varying abilities. Many of these features can be accessed by clicking on the ? icon found in the upper left corner of any website page.
- Closely adhering to plain language principles using the Clear Writing Checklist by CDC to maximize readability of consumer-facing pages.
- Expanded, revised and new content including linkage to National Library of Medicine materials for the following resources:
- New web page Infant Feeding and Lactation was developed as a complement to the Perinatal Providers page.
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