Impact so far
Last year NAM’s website, aidsmap, received over 6 million visits. More than 98% of respondents to the aidsmap website user survey agreed that aidsmap provides them with useful information. 95% of visitors said that they would recommend aidsmap to people similar to themselves and 78% of the HIV-positive visitors to the site agreed that the information they get from aidsmap helps them to live better with HIV.
Here are just some of the comments that users of the services have shared:
Many information and news site and bulletins use the learning they gain to disseminate among others, including to HIV support services and groups: “I use information from the bulletins) as a means of ensuring I have all the up to date information to ensure I provide the best possible Peer mentoring journey for those I mentor.”
Information helps to ensure that dialogue between patient and healthcare providers is informed and up to date: “These days it gives me valuable insights into what's coming over the horizon in treatment and prevention - I need to be almost as well informed as my clients (or sometimes better!)”
NAM acts as a platform to ensure that clear, accessible information reaches those who need it most: “The fact that someone with expert HIV knowledge has reviewed new publications and summarised them is just brilliant!”
Providing information, in itself, can help to reduce feelings of isolation: “It is good to read HIV update because apart from my HIV consultant, who I only see every 4 months, I have no other contact because HIV is still not openly discussed like other topics.”