HIV/AIDS Information Links
One of the biggest resources on the web that is dedicated to AIDS. It is updated regularly.
The Body covers every aspect of HIV and AIDS from the medical to the social, and hosts over 40 top AIDS groups. Free interactive Q&A with experts.
A non profit worldwide AIDS organization harnessing the power of the Internet in the battle against HIV. AIDS Treatment News, fact sheets, discussion groups, link library, news, bookstore, conferences
The Eldis HIV/AIDS resource guide summarises and links to free online research and manuals on HIV/AIDS. It also provides regular features outlining current issues and listing key readings and details news and announcements. An email bulletin is also sent out free to around 3000 subscribers around the world. The Eldis Gender and HIV/AIDS dossier is a comprehensive source of information on those issues and the linkages between them.
An African HIV/AIDS news service which produces in-depth reports and analysis on a range of issues related to HIV/AIDS, as well as Country Briefs, interviews and focus pieces on local HIV/AIDS organisations and initiatives.
Features a comprehensive database of HIV/AIDS-related organisations and individuals.in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa and frequently updated news about HIV/AIDS. The site includes regularly updated listings of international funding opportunities and a comprehensive Events Diary of HIV/AIDS conferences and events. Our discussion forums offer a platform wherein you can discuss your experiences as a caregiver, HIV+ individual, HIV/AIDS researcher and have your say on the latest HIV/AIDS news or advances.
The HIV/AIDS Network shows you the most relevant HIV/AIDS internet search tool! WEB PORTAL to 1,000,000 pages. Free Submission! Education and Prevention Organizations, HIV Testing Locations, Needle exchange, POZ Forum, HIV chat support groups, up to date HIV NEWS world wide on vaccines and new drugs, legal clinics, etc. Find information about the symptoms and risks of HIV/AIDS. Other langages too (French, Spanish, Russian)! Get the daily AIDS NEWS updated hourly!
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance) is an international development non-governmental organisation which was set up in 1993 by a consortium of international donors. The Alliance was established to respond to the need for a specialist, professional intermediary organisation which would work in effective partnership with non-governmental and community-based organisations in developing countries, as well as with national governments, private and public donors and the UN The Alliance's mission is to support communities in developing countries to play a full and effective role in the global response to AIDS.
An electronic discussion group dedicated to uniting health practitioners and communities with knowledge to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. This webpage provides up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS.
Living with HIV Links
The “Does HIV Look Like Me?” campaign, produced by Hope's Voice International is expanding to communities and countries around the world. The campaign ambassadors, YPLHIV/A are between the ages of 15 and 29, are human rights leaders standing up to flight misconception, stigma and inequality with their faces, voices and individual stories.
Vitamins, Nutrition, Research on Vitamins and Helpful Tips for Getting and Staying Healthy with Vitamins.
Complete and easy-to-read information on treating HIV & AIDS, including guided treatment lessons, info on drugs, recent news, community forums, great links, and more.
HIV & Education Link
Higher Education Against HIV/AIDS is South Africa's first nationally coordinated programme designed to improve the capacity of higher education institutions in preventing, managing and mitigating the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation is a private grant making foundation which funds projects in South Africa and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa that support orphans and vulnerable young children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The emphasis is on community mobilisation and psycho-social support. On the website you can read about the projects we support and download several working papers we have published recently about young children and HIV/AIDS.
DramAidE is an exciting AIDS, life-skills and sexuality education programme that has been operating in KwaZulu Natal since 1991.
The HIV/AIDS Impact on Education Clearinghouse at the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP/UNESCO) is an interactive portal dedicated to collecting and disseminating information on the impact of HIV/AIDS on education and related areas. It is designed as a tool for ministries, educational institutions, international agencies, consultants and other organisations to disseminate their own research and learn from the research of others.
The Office for Institutional HIV Coordination (OIHC) coordinates work aimed at the realisation of Stellenbosch University’s shared vision for 2012: No new infections on campus.
Higher Education South Africa (HESA) strives to be the unified body of leadership in a transforming, dynamic and diverse system of higher education in South Africa.
Gender & HIV Links
United Nations Development Fund For Women (UNIFEM)
Sonke Gender Justice Network - HIV/AIDS, Gender Equality, Human Rights
The Centre for Gender studies co-ordinates and initiates seminars, projects and research on gender and gender related issues. It is constantly facilitating gender awareness at the University of Pretoria and in South Africa.
People Opposing Women Abuse(POWA) was established in 1979 as a response to the high levels of violence against women experienced in the community. POWA has thus, effectively been operational for the past 25 years. The Organisation is a registered non-profit Section 21 Company-Registration No.2001/003984/08. POWA was primarily initiated by volunteers and offers services to women who experienced domestic violence, sexual harassment, rape and adult survivors of incest. The Organisation has a strong gender sensitive stance and seeks to empower women through the process of counselling, education, advocacy and lobbying.
ICRW is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in poverty, advancing equality and human rights, and contributing to broader economic and social well-being.
The International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW), a registered UK charity, is the only international network run for and by HIV positive women. ICW was founded in response to the desperate lack of support, information and services available to women living with HIV worldwide and the need for these women to have influence and input on policy development.
Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Center is part of a Ford Foundation grant-making initiative, "Global Dialogue of Sexual Health and Well Being" aimed at giving visibility, depth and legitimacy to the field of sexuality. The goal of the center is to promote more informed and affirming public dialogue on human sexuality and to contribute to positive changes in the emerging field of sexuality by creating mechanisms for learning at the regional level.
Behind the Mask - A Web Site on Gay and Lesbian Affairs. Dealing with gay, lesbian and distinctly African affairs. Information on glbt Africa, homosexuality in Africa, queer Africa, black homosexuality, gay Africa, and gays and lesbians in Africa.
OUT was started in 1994. It is one of the oldest gay and lesbian organisation in South Africa. The work of OUT takes place in Tshwane, Gauteng and nationally. Work is divided under three focus areas: direct services, research and mainstreaming of gay and lesbian issues. OUT works within a human rights framework, underscored by values of non-racism, non-sexism and social justice for all.
Data ranging from survivors stories, to how to prevent rape, what to do during and after a rape, types of rapists, how the husbands and fathers of women and girls raped can cope, how to push the police investigation and cope with the court case were researched and put together by rape survivors and experts from Johannesburg to Canada, California to Kimberley in fields as diverse as sexology, criminology, pharmacology, psychology and policing.
HIV & Human Rights Links
Discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS undermines society's efforts to prevent HIV infection and limit the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on our society. Discrimination is also contrary to internationally accepted principles of human rights. The AIDS Law Project operates according to the principles set out in the United Nations International Guidelines on HIV and Human Rights.
The Centre for Human Rights of the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, is one of the most active human rights institutions on the African continent. The primary focus area of the Centre is human rights law in Africa. Highlights in its history since the Centre was established in 1986 include the involvement of members of the Centre in the writing of the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the contribution the Centre has made to legal education in respect of human rights on the continent through its academic programmes and research outputs.
The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) was launched on 10 December 1998, International Human Rights Day. Its main objective is to campaign for greater access to treatment for all South Africans, by raising public awareness and understanding about issues surrounding the availability, affordability and use of HIV treatments. TAC campaigns against the view that AIDS is a ?death sentence?.
HIV Prevention Links
The Global Campaign is a broad-based, international effort to build support among policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public for increased investment into microbicides and other user-controlled HIV prevention methods. Through advocacy, policy analysis, and social science research, the Campaign works to accelerate product development, facilitate widespread access and use, and protect the needs and interests of users, especially women.
The South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) was formed in 1999 as a lead programme of the Medical Research Council (MRC) of South Africa. Primary funding was received from the Department of Health (DoH), and of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST) and Eskom. SAAVI was established to co-ordinate the research, development and testing of HIV/AIDS vaccines in South Africa.
IAVI.org is the website of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is a global organization working to speed the development and distribution of preventive AIDS vaccines, the world's best hope for ending the AIDS epidemic. IAVI's work focuses on four areas: mobilizing support through advocacy and education; accelerating scientific progress; encouraging industrial participation in AIDS vaccine development; and assuring global access.
The Three Amigos is an animated series of 20 PSAS (Public Service Announcements) featuring three lovable condom characters: Shaft, Stretch and Dick. The series is a Canadian South African co-production and is currently running on SABC 1 in South Africa. The project is an entirely volunteer effort and tapes are to be provided to broadcasters, NGOs, CBOs and education institutions free of charge. This comedic HIV/AIDS prevention strategy is supported by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The Three Amigos is a comedic intervention which speaks to the sexually active, primarily young people, in a humorous and non moralistic tone about the dangers of unprotected casual sex.
LoveLife is the largest effort ever launched to positively influence adolescent sexual behaviour with the aim of reducing teenage pregnancy, the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young South Africans.
Soul City: The Institute for Health and Development Communication is a multi-media edutainment health project
Staying Alive is a multi-tiered campaign to promote awareness about and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the international youth community. A partnership between MTV Networks International, YouthNet spearheaded by Family Health International, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
HIV Research Links
Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation
Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of KwaZulu-Natal
IAEN is a Web site developed to provide resources on the Economics of HIV/AIDS to researchers, economists, and other people and organisations working to understand the Economics of AIDS globally. The site is sponsored jointly by the World Bank, USAID, UNAIDS, and the European Union.
The Perinatal HIV Research Unit is a Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand, situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. The Perinatal HIV Research Unit has been involved in research, training, policy formation and advocacy in issues concerning HIV-positive women and their children.
The Reproductive Health and Research Unit (RHRU) core focus is sexual & reproductive health and HIV for research, training and programmatic service delivery.
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Fact sheets on HIV/AIDS
Universal Access Report
The IAS recently issued the report Universal Access: Right Here, Right Now which documents the principal debates around universal access during the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010).
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IAS 2011 eUpdate (Edition 1 - November 2010)
6TH IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis,Treatment and Prevention
17 - 20 July - Rome, Italy 2011 Visit our online magazine www.ujcares.co.za