The Sonke Gender Justice project tries to address the social aspects of the HIV epidemic, with a particular focus on gender issues. South Africa.
SWAA is a pan-African women's organization dedicated to women and their families in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It has 39 branch offices in Africa.
Gender AIDS Forum (GAF) is a Durban-based South African Non Governmental Organisation committed to enabling a deeper consciousness in women and men about the links between gender and HIV and AIDS.
Zanempilo delivers holistic primary health care services to disadvantaged peri-urban and rural communities in the Western Cape through Community Health workers. South Africa.
AMREF is an Africa’s indigenous health charity, and in partnership with local communities, governments and donors, has worked to research and alleviate Africa’s health problems. Kenya.
NGO sites
Aasra Parivar
An association for scientific research on the addictions. It is a mutual self-help, peer led therapeutic community in Tihar Prison, India.
Action Health Incorporated (AHI)
Organization dedicated to the promotion of adolescent health and development. Nigeria.
It was established to facilitate exchange of information between different networks active in health research for development in anglophone Africa.
Agua Buena
Human Rights Association created in response to the crisis surrounding the AIDS epidemic in Central America, with a focus on access to medical treatment for People who Live with AIDS. A parallel focus of the Association involves the situation of sexual minorities in Central America. Costa Rica.
AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is a regional alliance of 14 non-governmental organisations working together to promote and build capacity around a human rights based response to HIV/AIDS in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
AIDS Consortium
Network of over 300 organisations, many community-based, and over 200 individuals (link to membership database). The Consortium provides access to information on any aspect of HIV/AIDS and lobbies for a human rights-based response to the epidemic. South Africa.
Aids Law Project - ALP
Organisation works to help people with HIV/AIDS to deal with these problems. The ALP researches many of the difficult social, legal and human rights issues around AIDS. South Africa.
Alliance for Youth Development
The organization liaises with other individuals and other institutions to offer scholarships to HIV orphans, street children, and needy students to continue their education. Ghana.
African Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls, which evolved from the need for a coordinated Pan-African effort to consolidate the skills, knowledge and institutional resources of groups and individuals active in the field of sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and women's rights.
Founded to educate the public about sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS, and to provide assistance to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families. Guatemala.
Asia-Pacific Council of AIDS Sevice Organization (APCASO)
APCASO is a network and community-based organisations that provide HIV/AIDS services within the Asia Pacific region.
Association for Health and Environmental Development (AHED)
AHED is an Egyptian Non-Governmental Organization striving to assist in the development and implementation of alternative policies and systems -in the areas of Health, Environment and Disability - which are capable of responding to the needs and rights of Egyptian society as a whole, and the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups in particular.
Awareness group on AIDS prevention - AGAP
AGAP-Awareness Group on AIDS Prevention, is a non-governmental organization based in Kenya, whose primary purpose is to sensitize the people of East African countries especially the rural youth of Kenya, to the threat of HIV/AIDS virus.
Black Sash
They work to ensuring the recognition and protection of citizens´ human rights. Black Sash began as women´s anti-apartheid movement opposed to the gross human rights violations practised under apartheid in South Africa.
Caribbean Regional Network (CRN) of People Living with HIV/AIDS
It is committed to empowering and supporting persons affected and infected with HIV/AIDS through advocacy, research, partnership, capacity building and resource mobilization. Trinidad and Tobago.
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UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic 2010
Fri Dec 03 2010 - Source: UNAIDS
The 2010 edition of the UNAIDS Report on the global AIDS epidemic includes new country by country scorecards on key issues facing the AIDS response. Based on the latest data from 182 countries, this global reference book provides comprehensive analysis on the AIDS epidemic and response. For the first time the report includes trend data on incidence from more than 60 countries.
Zambia: intolerance threatens health, rights
Mon May 24 2010 - Source: HRW
Recent homophobic statements by religious leaders and government authorities risk undermining Zambia's fight against HIV/AIDS Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Zambian leaders.
People living with HIV stigma index
Wed May 12 2010 - Source: HIV/AIDS Alliance
The Index, part of a global initiative driven by civil society organizations and UNAIDS provides a tool that will measure and detect changing trends in relation to stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV.

Patents and medicines - Fri Sep 10 2010
The 18 to 23 July International AIDS Conference held in Vienna this year, subtitled ‘Rights Here, Right Now’ was a platform to raise, yet again, the values-based universal and indivisible human rights and the political commitments that inform our response, globally, to the unacceptable level of new HIV infection and mortality from AIDS. At the same time the shrinking provision of aid to low income countries and persistence of avoidable inequities globally in the progressive realisation of these rights starkly raises the reality of the competition between social rights to health, and private rights to intellectual property.
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