Links to further reading
Below you will find links to further readings about HIV and Aids in English. Please remember that we cannot necessarily endorse external web sites over which we have no control.
The Global Network of People living with HIV and Aids (GNP+) is the only worldwide network representing all people living with HIV and Aids. As a network based on emancipation and self-determination, GNP+ nurtures the development of six fully independent regional networks of people living with HIV covering Africa, Asia, the Carribbean, Europe, Latin America and North America.
is a US based web site whose mission is to use the Web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians and to demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment. It also aims to improve patients` quality of life and foster community through human connection.
is a US based web site that targets the gay and lesbian community. Their pages are updated on news about HIV, treatment and medicin.
is the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations to the global AIDS response.
reporting focuses on the humanitarian, political, economic, cultural and regional contexts of the HIV/AIDS crisis. PlusNews employs a dedicated deputy editor funded by IRIN, and uses a mixture of local freelance journalists and field assignments by IRIN staff to provide a unique service that mixes colour features with in-depth analysis. These articles are available via both e-mail to direct subscribers, and the PlusNews website.
World Aids Day
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
International Aids Society (IAS)
is a worldwide force of professionals working together to prevent, control and treat HIV/Aids. How the IAS does that, can be grouped into three major concepts that form their core mission:
They connect. By convening the world`s largest meetings on HIV/Aids, the IAS provides critical platforms for presenting new research, sharing best practices and advancing the fight against Aids.
They promote. By promoting dialogue, education and networking, the IAS helps close gaps in knowledge and expertise at every level of the response.
They mobilize. By providing support services to their members, the IAS help them do what they do best: advancing the state of the art and expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment and impact mitigation.
The next IAS conference takes place in July 2017 in Paris, France.
The convening of the 21 st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, Australia, in July 2016 represents a tremendous opportunity to highlight the diverse nature of the African region’s HIV epidemic and the unique responses to it. Gathering in Durban, we will work together to strengthen our efforts across all regions and around the world, building on the momentum of recent scientific advances and the momentum from AIDS 2014.
The Kaiser Daily Health Reports draw information from more than 300 print, Internet and multimedia sources on stories related to health policy and HIV/AIDS. The reports aim to provide objective, balanced and complete coverage of media reports in these fields. Each weekday, beginning at 6 a.m., staff members scour these sources for information relevant to each publication`s audience, then excerpt and synthesize the stories, pulling out and summarizing the most important facts and quotes. The reports are published by the Kaiser Family Foundation along with the advisory board company.
The term "microbicide" refers to a range of products, potentially in gel, cream, film or suppository form, being developed to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections when applied topically. The Alliance for Microbicide Development is a global, non-profit organization whose sole mission is to speed the development of safe, effective, and affordable microbicides to prevent sexually transmitted infections, most critically HIV/Aids.
IAVI is an international nonprofit organization working to accelerate the development of preventive AIDS vaccines and assure that they will be available worldwide.
The Yoga Group is a Colorado non-profit organization providing free Yoga classes since 1988 to persons living with HIV/AIDS, and sharing related information with yoga teachers and the HIV+ community.
AEGIS (Aids Education Global Information System) is your best starting point for finding information about HIV or Aids. AEGIS is the largest HIV and Aids knowledgebase in the world, fully-indexed, cross-referenced, and keyword searchable.
Aids Action Europe
Aids Action Europe is a pan-European partnership of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). We aim to create a more effective response to the HIV and Aids epidemics in Europe and its neighbours.
The Aids Action Europe Information Clearinghouse is a central point where you can find best practices, lessons learned and assistance regarding various HIV/Aids-related topics on a European Level.
Code of Good Practice
The NGOCode of Good Practice was developed by NGOs, for NGOs, to help guide our work by providing a framework to which we can commit and be held accountable. Drawing on 20 years of knowledge and experience, the Code sets out key principles, practice and evidence base required for successful responses to HIV.
AIDS & Mobility Europe (A&M)
A&M is a network for the support of European organisations that provide HIV/Aids prevention and care to mobile and migrant populations. A&M pays special attention to young migrant people.
The Global Commission on HIV and the Law
interrogats the relationship between legal responses, human rights and HIV. The Commission focuses on some of the most challenging legal and human rights issues in the context of HIV, including criminalisation of HIV transmission, behaviours and practices such as drug use, sex work, same-sex sexual relations, and issues of prisoners, migrants, children's rights, violence against women and access to treatment. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law also developes actionable, evidence-informed and human rights-based recommendations for effective HIV responses that protect and promote the human rights of people living with and most vulnerable to HIV.
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