New Internationalist

Global AIDS action

Issue 346

A key word search on Google produces over eight million Internet references for AIDS, so consider the contacts below an eclectic and basic entry to an enormous range of information.

General contacts

UNAIDS (United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS),

20, avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.

Tel: +4122 791 3666;

fax +4122 791 4187;

e-mail: unaids@unaids.org>

Website: http://www.unaids.org>

ActionAid,

Hamlyn House, Macdonald Road,

Archway, London N19 5PG UK.

Tel: +44 20 7561 7561;

fax: +44 20 7272 0899;

e-mail: mail@actionaid.org.uk>

Website: http://www.actionaid.org>

Panos Institute,

9 White Lion St,

London N1 9PD, UK.

Tel: +44 20 7278 1111;

fax: +44 20 7278 0345;

e-mail: panos@panoslondon.org.uk>

Website: http://www.panos.org.uk>

The National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA),

PO Box 876, Darlinghurst NSW 1300, Australia.

Tel: +612 9281 2511;

fax: +612 9281 1044;

e-mail: admin@napwa.org.au>

Website: http://www.napwa.org.au>

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333 US.

Tel: +404 639-3534, 800 311-3435;

e-mail via website: http://www.cdc.gov>

www.AIDSchannel.org

A multimedia Web portal on issues relating to HIV/AIDS edited from OneWorld Africa in Zambia. Info and resources from civil society organizations, governments, research institutions and media. Gold mine of information.

E-mail: aids@oneworld.net>

www.thebody.com

A superb HIV/AIDS on-line information resource aimed at lowering barriers between patients and doctors, demystifying HIV/AIDS and its treatment, improving patients’ quality of life and fostering community.

Some organizations mentioned in this issue

Médecins Sans Frontières,

International Office,

Rue de la Tourelle, 39, Brussels, Belgium.

Tel: +32-2-280-1881;

fax: +32-2-280-0173;

e-mail via the contact button on their website: http://www.msf.org>

Known for its emergency medical assistance but also a key player in the drive to bring affordable AIDS drugs to the South.

Toronto People with AIDS Foundation,

399 Church St, 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M5B 2J6 Canada.

Tel: +416 506 1400;

fax: +416 506 1404;

e-mail: info@pwatoronto.org>

Website: http://www.pwatoronto.org>

A local AIDS agency focusing on practical ‘how-to’ information.

Partners In Health,

641 Huntington Ave, 1st Floor,

Boston, MA 02115, US.

Tel: +617 432 5256;

fax: +617 432 5300;

e-mail: info@pih.org>

Website: http://www.pih.org>

Non-profit organization which supports treatment and care for the poorest communities with focus on HIV and multi-drug resistant TB. Active in Haiti, Peru, Russia and the US.

Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication,

2nd Floor Park Terras, 33 Princess of Wales Terrace (Cnr Carse O’ Gowrie), Parktown, South Africa.

Tel: +2711 643 5852; fax: +2711 643 6253;

e-mail: soulcity@soulcity.org.za>

Website: http://www.soulcity.org.za>

A multi-media health project including TV, radio and print resources for health promotion and development, reaches more than 12 million South Africans.

Treatment Action Campaign,

PO Box 74, Nonkqubela, 7793, South Africa.

Tel: +27 21 788 3507; fax +27 21 788 3726;

e-mail: info@tac.org.za>

Website: http://www.tac.org.za>

Spearheading a vigorous campaign for low-cost HIV/AIDS drugs for all South Africans.

Naz Foundation International,

Palingswick House,

241 King St, London, W6 9LP, UK.

Tel: +44 20 8563 0191;

fax: +44 20 8741 9841;

e-mail: nazfounduk@compuserve.com>

Website: http://www.nazfoundint.com>

Regional Liaison Office,

9 Gulzan Colony, New Berry, Lucknow 266001, India.

Tel: +91 522 205781;

fax: +91 522 205783.

Provides organizational and financial support for groups working with gay and other men-having-sex-with-men communities in South Asia.

The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) Uganda Limited,

Kanyaya off Gayaza Road,

PO Box 10443, Kampala, Uganda.

Tel: +256 41 567637, +256 77 767637;

fax: +256 41 566704;

e-mail: tasodata@imul.com>

Website: http://www.taso.co.ug>

One of first African AIDS groups to uphold the rights and responsibilities of persons and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

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