2 June 2002
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.
*UNAIDS (United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS)*,
20, avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
Tel: +4122 791 3666;
fax +4122 791 4187;
Hamlyn House, Macdonald Road,
Archway, London N19 5PG UK.
Tel: +44 20 7561 7561;
fax: +44 20 7272 0899;
9 White Lion St,
London N1 9PD, UK.
Tel: +44 20 7278 1111;
fax: +44 20 7278 0345;
*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;
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*,
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333 US.
Tel: +404 639-3534, 800 311-3435;
e-mail via website:
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.
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*,
Rue de la Tourelle, 39, Brussels, Belgium.
e-mail via the contact button on their website:
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;
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;
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;
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;
Spearheading a vigorous campaign for low-cost HIV/AIDS drugs for all South Africans.
*Naz Foundation International*,
241 King St, London, W6 9LP, UK.
Tel: +44 20 8563 0191;
fax: +44 20 8741 9841;
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;
One of first African AIDS groups to uphold the rights and responsibilities of persons and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.