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Global AIDS action

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: Website:

*ActionAid*, Hamlyn House, Macdonald Road, Archway, London N19 5PG UK. Tel: +44 20 7561 7561; fax: +44 20 7272 0899; e-mail: Website: *Panos Institute*, 9 White Lion St, London N1 9PD, UK. Tel: +44 20 7278 1111; fax: +44 20 7278 0345; e-mail: Website: *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: Website: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333 US. Tel: +404 639-3534, 800 311-3435; e-mail via website: [*www.AIDSchannel.org*](http://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:

[*www.thebody.com*](http://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: 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: Website: 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: Website: 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: Website: 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: Website: 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: Website: 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: Website: One of first African AIDS groups to uphold the rights and responsibilities of persons and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.

New Internationalist issue 346 magazine cover This article is from the June 2002 issue of New Internationalist.
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