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Multilingual HIV/AIDS Patient Handouts

[Editor Flahiff’s note: This is listing is not exhaustive! If you cannot locate a handout in a needed subject area/language, please email me at jmflahiff at I will at the very least reply within 48 hours, hopefully with a great resource for you. Any/all suggestions for additional multilingual resources are most welcome.]

Healthy Roads Media now has 16 HIV/AIDS online patient handouts in English, Karen, Nepali, and Somalia.
Topics include overviews, basics, signs/symptoms, and treatment.

Healthy Roads Media has patient handouts in other areas, as asthma, cancer, dental health, diabetes, immunization, mental health, pregnancy, sexual health, smoking, and tuberculosis.

A Few Additional Multilingual Health Information Resources

Health Information in Multiple Languages (MedlinePlus)

Patient Education Handouts (EthnoMed) — As of Dec 2010 languages included Amharic, Chinese, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese

Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) As of Dec 2010 languages included American Sign Language, Arabic, Cambodian/Khmer, Chinese, French, German, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese

Multilingual Health Information (Stanford) As of Dec 2010 the site included nearly 50 languages
Health Materials in Languages other than English

Sources(with additional links)
Multicultural and Multilingual Health Information (University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library), including Health Websites in Other Languages (Binghampton University Libraries)

October 6, 2010 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Health Education (General Public)

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