Every day 8,000 people die from Aids around the world, according to the home page of the EU's largest development agency concerned with the disease, the International HIV/Aids Alliance.
Its relaunched website tries to keep track of the Aids catastrophe and its own work in developing community responses. The site includes news, case studies, a frequently asked questions list, a large photo gallery and details of publications and resources on its work in more than 20 countries.
The site is well structured, with clear divisions on the home page, a rolling news ticker, case studies and links to other pages. There is also a clear statement of direction about interactivity: the alliance says its discussion board is just the start of a range of new initiatives, such as sending out e-bulletins.
There's a lot to admire on the site and much useful content. One thing that seems a bit odd is the photo gallery. Some of the shots are informational, whereas others just seem a bit arty.
The alliance says
"Our site is being developed as a knowledge centre for community action on HIV/ Aids, drawing on the formidable experience of the alliance and our partners. The site will also play a key part in our external communications work."
- Site Visit is by technology writer Gary Flood