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Dr.Discuss: The Friendly Medical Community

is in compliance with the HONcode

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Certificate validity 07 Apr 2013 - Apr 2015

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HONcode identification number:

HONConduct188817

Date of initial review:

23 Mar 2013

Certificate validity

07 Apr 2013 - Apr 2015

Date of last visit:

05 May 2013
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Editorial Board
This is a list of the current staff members, editors, and writers on the Dr.Discuss team, there roles on the website, and any qualifications they may have.
Dr. Ahmed Elwidaa (Widaa): Administrator/Editor in Chief/Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Rollybooz: Forum Moderator/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Writers:
Lavinia Tauro: Medical Writer and Editor/Masters (MS) in analytical chemistry
Girish Katayal: Medical Writer
 

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

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Terms for Forum Posts, Blogs, and Comments
Authority
Our forum is moderated on a weekly basis at minimum.
The moderators and administrators are volunteers, paid moderators and otehr staff members will be clearly mentioned in our Editorial Board page. Staff members use the following aliases: Widaa (Administrator), Rollybooz (Moderator.)
Our blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. Moderators are volunteers. Internet users posting comments on this blog should not be considered as health professionals.
Moderators Reserve the right to erase, without notification, any comment they would judge inappropriate without notifying the author. In cases of abuse, the moderators reserve the right to ban a member of the forum. In both instances, an explanation will be provided if user requests.

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

Dr. Discuss is a community intended to serve as an educational resource for doctors and students. Although there are health professionals within our staff, the materials published here are not intended to be an alternative to medical advice, recommendations, or management by your attending physician.
Correct medical management requires thorough history, examination, and investigations, all of which can not be substituted by online resources.
 

(25 Mar 2013) - Link

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Complementarity
The information provided on this forum is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.
Comments and other posts made on the DrDiscuss blogs should also be designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

DrDiscuss also stores and reads cookies to and from your computer.
DrDiscuss will not sell, transmit or distribute any data held without your prior permission or consent, unless required to do so under relevant United States legislation.
The DrDiscuss website currently uses Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please click here.
 

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

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Confidentiality
We remind you that any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all.
You do not have the option to delete your messages. However, under exceptional circumstances, you can contact the moderators to do so.

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

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References:
U.S. lays out plan for achieving worldwide AIDS-free generation
U.S. Draws Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation
UNAIDS welcomes new United States Global Health Diplomacy Office
 

(25 Mar 2013) - Link

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We invite you to provide resources (references, links, sources) on health/medical claims when possible and relevant.

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

This page was last updated on April 1st 2013 at 1129 GMT time.
 

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04-01-2013, 11:13 AM

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This principle is not applicable to this site 

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Internet users submitting forum posts or commenting/posting on blogs must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

Contact form provided

Contact Us
 

(25 Mar 2013) - Link

Funding This website is not funded by a third party organization or individual. All running costs are paid for by the administrator/s of this website. The funding invested into the Dr.Discuss website is for promotion and advertising costs, fees for medical writers.
 

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

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Our blog is moderated occasionally and posteriorly. Moderators are volunteers.

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

Ads by Google
 

(07 Apr 2013) - Link

Dr.Discuss does not control the Google ads content and cannot be held responsible for the content in pages appearing in adverts.
Our editorial content is not influenced by the funding sources
 

(05 May 2013) - Link

The DrDiscuss website uses Google adsense ads on the wesbite, which may appear on one of three positions: The site header, footer, or after the first forum post. The ads either display an "Ads by Google" label for link ads, or an AdChoices label for banners, and can be clearly differentiated from other content on the website.
 

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Internet users may not post any commercial/advertising comment.

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