resources - HIV/AIDS
ActionAID’s vision is a world without poverty in which every
person can exercise their right to a life of dignity. ActionAid
is a member of the Stop AIDS Campaign UK.
Africa Action fights for Africa’s Right to Health. Its Campaign
aims to end the injustices that gave rise to and now perpetuate
the AIDS pandemic and remove international obstacles that deny Africans
the resources they need to respond effectively.
Africa Alive Youth Initiative (AAYI)
The AAYI highlights, supports and empowers youth to effectively
respond to the HIV/AIDS challenge facing their generation.
Services Committee (ASC)
The mission of African Services Committee is to improve the health
and self-sufficiency of the African community through provision
of direct health, housing, social and legal services to African
refugees and immigrants in New York City, and AIDS advocacy, policy
work, and technical assistance benefiting African NGOs in both the
US and Africa.
AID FOR AIDS is a non-profit organization committed to improving
the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in Latin America
and the Caribbean and to empower them and their caregivers by providing
access to medications, medical monitoring and treatment/prevention
education and by promoting leadership and capacity building.
Coalition to Unleash Power New York (ACT UP New York)
ACTUP is an activist organization of diverse, nonpartisan group
individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end
the AIDS Crisis.
AFEW is an international, non-governmental, humanitarian, public
health organization whose mission is to make a major contribution
to the reduction of the impact of HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and
for Microbicide Development (AMD)
The Alliance is a global coalition of representatives from
biopharmaceutical companies, nonprofit research institutions, and
health advocacy groups who support microbicide development. The
Alliance is an educator about the public health potential of microbicides,
and advocate for the resources needed to develop them.
International’s HIV/AIDS Program (AI)
Amnesty International takes a human rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS
that starts from the premise that human rights abuses contribute
to the spread of HIV and undermine attempts to protect people from
becoming infected, and once infected, from receiving needed treatment
and care. The promotion and protection of human rights must therefore
be at the center of all aspects of an effective response to HIV/AIDS.
Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC)
The AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC) is a community and consumer
based organization, founded in December 1995 to accelerate the ethical
development and global delivery of vaccines against HIV/AIDS. AVAC
provides independent analysis, policy advocacy, public education
and mobilization to enhance AIDS vaccine research and development.
AIDS Institute (BAI)
The Black AIDS Institute is the first Black HIV/AIDS policy center
in the US dedicated to reducing HIV/AIDS health disparities by mobilizing
Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront the epidemic
in their communities. BAI’s motto describes a commitment to
self-preservation: "Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution."
BAI offers leadership training to HIV-positive individuals in and
outside the US.
to End AIDS (C2EA)
The Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA) is a diverse, exciting new coalition
of people living with HIV/AIDS, their advocates and their loved
ones. C2EA is demanding that leaders exert the political will to
stop the epidemic, in the U.S. and abroad, once and for all. In
small towns and big cities across America, C2EA is mobilizing to
ensure the best treatment and care for all HIV-positive people,
and HIV prevention methods backed by good science.
for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)
CHANGE is a Washington-DC non-profit organization that focuses
on gender and health equity. CHANGE plays a watchdog role in documenting
the impact of international and US national AIDS policies on women
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency
in the United States government for protecting the health and safety
of all Americans and for providing essential human services, especially
for those people who are least able to help themselves.
HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
The Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP) is a national initiative
building a powerful community-based movement bridging HIV/AIDS, human rights,
and struggles for social and economic justice. In an era in which HIV rates
are rising and prevention efforts are under concerted attack, CHAMP mobilizes
people living with HIV, community activists, researchers, academics and
policy advocates in our country, and links them with allies around the
Trade Africa (DATA)
DATA is an organization that raises awareness about and ignites responses
to the crises swamping Africa including unpayable debts, uncontrolled spread
of AIDS, and unfair trade rules which keep Africans poor.
Doctors Without Borders is an international humanitarian aid organization
providing emergency medical aid in more than 80 countries. Doctors
Without Borders delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict,
epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who
lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.
of the Global Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Friends of the Global Fight encourages public leadership to support
the global fight, particularly the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis
and Malaria. Created in 2002, the Global Fund is the central financing
engine of international efforts to fight the three diseases, with
$4.8 billion in grants across more than 130 countries to thousands
of public and private recipients around the world.
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
EGPAF creates a future of hope for children and families worldwide
by eradicating pediatric AIDS, providing care and treatment to people
with HIV/AIDS, and accelerating the discovery of new treatments
for other serious and life-threatening pediatric illnesses.
AIDS Action Network (GAAN)
GAAN is a small, autonomous project of the Tides Center that exists
to provide information to the American AIDS community on global
AIDS issues. GAAN serves as out-of-house support and strategic planner
for American AIDS groups seeking to be involved in global AIDS issues.
AIDS Alliance (GAA)
The mission of the GAA is to mobilize the political will and financial
resources needed to slow and ultimately stop the global AIDS crisis
and to reduce its impacts on poor countries that have been hardest
hit by the pandemic. We combine media outreach and public education
with coalition-building and grassroots mobilization in order to
raise awareness and inspire activism—all in support of hard-hitting
advocacy to implement a comprehensive response to the pandemic.
Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS
The GBC unites businesses in their response to HIV/AIDS. In last
three years, the Coalition has grown from 17 companies to include
over 200 companies worldwide that are dedicated to meeting the challenges
of the AIDS pandemic through access to the business sector's unique
skills and expertise.
Global Campaign for Microbicides (GCM)
The GCM is a broad-based, international effort to build support
among policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public for
increased investment into microbicides --products used by women
to block sexual transmission of HIV -- and other user-controlled
Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights
organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental
justice around the world. Since its founding in 1988, Global Exchange
has successfully increased public awareness of root causes of injustice
while building international partnerships and mobilizing for change.
The Global Justice movement aims to end international policies
that bring poverty, misery, environmental destruction, and wars
Network of People living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+)
GNP+ is a global network for and by people with HIV/AIDS. The mission
of GNP+ is to work to improve the quality of life of people
living with HIV/AIDS.
GAP (Global Access Project)
We are an organization of U.S. based AIDS and human rights activists,
people living with HIV/AIDS, public health experts, fair trade advocates
and concerned individuals who campaign against policies of neglect
and avarice that deny treatment to millions and fuel the spread
HIV i-Base is an HIV-positive led activist group based in the UK
that produces treatment information for positive people & health
for African Children Initiative (HACI)
HACI is community-based, pan-African effort created to address
the challenges faced by children who have been orphaned by the AIDS
pandemic in Africa and those whose parents are sick or dying of
The Health Action AIDS Campaign (HAAC)
HAAC mobilizes the health professions to support a comprehensive
AIDS strategy and advocate for the funds needed to combat the disease.
It is developing ways for health professionals in the US to support
health workers and activists around the world.
HRW is the largest human rights organization based in the United
States. HRW researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into
human rights abuses in all regions of the world. HRW then publishes
those findings in dozens of books and reports every year, generating
extensive coverage in local and international media.
AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
IAVI is a global not-for-profit organization working to speed the
search for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. Founded
in 1996 and operational in 23 countries, IAVI and its network of
partners research and develop vaccine candidates. IAVI also advocates
for a vaccine to be a global priority and works to assure that a
future vaccine will be accessible to all who need it.
Community of AIDS Services Organizations (ICASO)
ICASO is an international network of AIDS Service Organizations
that helps support the activity of agencies working in HIV/AIDS,
particularly those run by HIV-positive individuals. ICASO promotes
the critical role of HIV-positive individuals in the fight against
HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance)
The mission of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance is to reduce
the spread of HIV and meet the challenges of AIDS. The Alliance
is committed to preventing HIV infection; improving access to treatment,
care and support; and lessening the impact of AIDS.
Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW)
ICW is an international network of HIV-positive women that advocates
for the needs and issues facing women living with HIV and their
families and communities. ICW provides a public voice for women
with HIV to speak out, and offers resources, training and other
International Treatment Preparedness Campaign (ITPC)
The ITPC is an online community of treatment activists and allies
who are organizing a global grassroots advocacy response to AIDS
USA Network (Formerly Jubilee 2000)
Jubilee USA Network is a group of organizations including labor,
churches, religious communities and institutions, AIDS activists,
trade campaigners, and individuals that come together in response
to the international call for debt cancellation.
Mobilization Against AIDS International (MAAI)
MAAI is a San Francisco-based organization that advocates for a
stronger global response to HIV/AIDS. MAAI works in partnership
with local NGOs and helps support the activities of nascent grassroots
Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA)
NAPWA is a leading US organization of people living with HIV/AIDS
that advocates for HIV-positive individuals. NAPWA provides services
and programs and helps organize major US conferences that bring
together front-line agencies, providers and target communities.
AIDS Campaign (NMAC)
NMAC's Public Policy Division works to promote sound national HIV/AIDS,
health and social policies that are responsive to the needs of the
diverse communities of color impacted by HIV/AIDS and to increase
the participation of people of color in policy making bodies.
The ONE Campaign
The One Campaign is a new effort to rally Americans to fight the
emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.
Treatment Access Movement (PATAM)
PATAM is an African-wide social movement of activists campaigning for
access to anti-retroviral drugs and other essential medicines.
Partners in Health's mission is to provide a preferential option
for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships
with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners
In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the
benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them
and to serve as an antidote to despair. We draw on the resources
of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and
on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest
communities. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral.
It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When our patients
are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals,
scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well—just
as we would do if a member of our own families—or we ourselves—were
POZ Magazine is a monthly magazine published in the United States
that is aimed at the HIV-positive community in the US and globally.
POZ offers updated reports on treatment, news, and views about HIV.
Project Inform is a national organization working whose mission
is to inform people living with HIV, their caregivers, and their
healthcare and service providers about the treatment and monitoring
of HIV disease.
The Stop AIDS Campaign
The Stop AIDS Campaign works to raise awareness in the UK about
global HIV/AIDS epidemic and campaign for urgently scaled up UK
and international action.
Society of Women Against
AIDS in Africa (SWAA)
SWAA in Africa was formed in 1990 and has grown to be a federation
of grassroots organizations that promote women’s leadership
role in combating HIV in Africa. SWAA has provided a voice for HIV-positive
African women to speak out and provide visibility at the community,
national and global level.
Global AIDS Campaign
The Student Global AIDS Campaign is a national, student-based campaign
dedicated to ending the HIV and AIDS pandemic in the United States and
around the world. We pressure politicians, civil society, and corporations
to address and help end this crisis. We use advocacy, direct action and
the media to fight for increased funding for HIV and AIDS programs, access
to medications, for people living with HIV and people living with AIDS,
comprehensive HIV prevention, and full debt cancellation.
Action Campaign (TAC)
TAC’s main objective is to campaign for greater access to
HIV treatment for all South Africans, by raising public awareness
and understanding about issues surrounding the availability, affordability
and use of HIV treatments.
Treatment Action Group (TAG)
TAG is a US-based organization that focuses on HIV research, treatment,
and policy issues. TAG has spearheaded community advocacy work on
HIV and tuberculosis.
The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS is the main
advocate for global action on the epidemic. It leads, strengthens
and supports an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission
of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of
individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact
of the epidemic.
Washington Office on Africa (WOA)
The WOA is a church-sponsored not-for-profit advocacy organization
seeking to articulate and promote a just American policy toward
The Well Project is a health resources facility for women diagnosed
with HIV and AIDS.
Equity in Access to Care and Treatment (WE-ACTx)
WE-ACTx is an international grassroots project that supports accelerated
access to HIV support, care, treatment and education for women and
girls, particularly in resource-limited settings. WE-ACTx focuses
on the link between HIV and gender-based violence. In Rwanda, WE-ACTx
runs a grassroots HIV treatment program to help genocide and rape
survivors, in partnership with the government and local Rwandan
NGOs and survivor’s networks.
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized
agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective,
as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples
of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's
Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social
well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.