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ActionAID

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

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.

The Africa Alive Youth Initiative (AAYI)

The AAYI highlights, supports and empowers youth to effectively respond to the HIV/AIDS challenge facing their generation.

African 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

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.

AIDS 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.

AIDS Foundation East/West (AFEW)

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 Central Asia.

Alliance 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.

Amnesty 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.

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.

Black 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.

Campaign 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.

Center 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 globally.

Center for 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.

Community 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 world.

Debt AIDS 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

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.

Friends 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.

Elizabeth 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.

Global 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.

Global 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.

Global 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 prevention methods.

Global Exchange

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.

Global Justice

The Global Justice movement aims to end international policies that bring poverty, misery, environmental destruction, and wars worldwide.

Global 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.

Health 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 of HIV.

HIV i-Base

HIV i-Base is an HIV-positive led activist group based in the UK that produces treatment information for positive people & health care professionals.

Hope 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 AIDS-related illnesses.

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.

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

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.

International 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.

International 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 AIDS.

International 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.

International 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 services.

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 and HIV.

Jubilee 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 groups.

National 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.

National Minority 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.

Pan African 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

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 ill.

POZ Magazine

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

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.

Student 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.

Treatment 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.

UNAIDS

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.

The 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 Africa.

The Well Project

The Well Project is a health resources facility for women diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

Women’s 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.

World Health Organization

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.

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