Listed below are links to additional websites and resources that may provide useful information for women living with HIV, their caregivers and healthcare professionals.
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The links are grouped into the following categories:
Advocacy - International
An international network of individuals and organizations focused on advancing gender equity and human rights in the global response to HIV/AIDS.
A coalition of HIV-positive women, Canadian and international HIV/AIDS organizations, and women’s and reproductive rights groups advocating for better prevention, services and support for women and girls affected by HIV/AIDS.
Support gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts of policymakers and practitioners by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice with accessible and diverse gender information.
The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) represents all people living with HIV and AIDS. It comprises six fully independent regional networks covering Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and North America.
An organization which generates health and population policies, programmes, and funding that promote and protect the rights and health of girls and women worldwide, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
A global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
An international network comprising eight institutes which promotes the participation of poor and marginalized people in national and international development debates, including discussion of HIV/AIDS.
A dynamic network that seeks to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination by catalysing action and commitment locally, regionally and globally through knowledge sharing, dialogue and partnerships.
A tool that will measure and detect changing trends in relation to stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV.
A worldwide alliance of civil society groups, networks or women living with HIV, women’s organizations, AIDS service organizations, and the United Nations system, committed to strengthening AIDS programming for women and girls.
An international coalition of organizations and networks committed to women's health and human rights in the struggle to address HIV and AIDS and end all forms of violence against women and girls.
A global organization of 25 million women and girls in 122 countries working to mobilize women's leadership locally and globally in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Advocacy - Country
A pan-European partnership of non-governmental organizations that aims to create a more effective response to the HIV and AIDS epidemics in Europe and its neighbours.
A patient-led European network of nationally-based activists who represent and defend the treatment-related interests of people living with HIV and AIDS in Europe.
The Alliance aims to prevent the spread of HIV, meet the challenges of AIDS, and build healthier communities in developing countries through global partnership of community-based organisations.
A national network of women living with HIV in the UK whose aim is to influence future policy, practice and services.
A community based, member-driven agency that provides free and confidential support and advocacy to HIV-positive women throughout Ontario, Canada.
Support & Education
Support & Education - International
ICRW seeks to promote a world free of poverty in which women and men, girls and boys have equal opportunities to achieve their potential and realize their rights. Its focus is on research, education and advocacy.
IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. It is an international movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals.
Lifeboat is an international media project about motherhood with HIV.
Women in Europe (WECARe+) aims to highlight the issues facing women living with HIV across Europe and Central Asia. This network was officially launched at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, July 2010.
Support & Education - Country
Provides information and support for people living with HIV and AIDS in Portugal.
A French association which aims to mobilize people who are directly or indirectly affected by AIDS and to provide them with resources and information.
Provides HIV and AIDS information specifically targeted to Canadian Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) living with the disease.
Provide a woman-centered vision of health and wellness. One of the issues they discuss is HIV/AIDS.
Umbrella organization of the German AIDS self-support system. It provides information and support for people living with AIDS, carries out prevention campaigns for men who have sex with men, women, and migrants.
Provide information and resources to women in France living with HIV and AIDS.
Aims to increase access to, and dissemination of, prevention information and education in order to foster social commitment to prevention education and to raise public awareness of HIV and AIDS in Argentina.
A nationwide network of women with HIV/AIDS in Germany.
A Russian non-governmental organization that implements programmes and consulting on HIV in the Russian Federation and in the CIS.
Swedish association of women living with HIV/AIDS.
The German section of Lifeboat, the international media project about motherhood with HIV.
A coalition of international foundations working in HIV/AIDS prevention and aims to tackle the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, and related issues of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, among South Africa’s young people.
A network of HIV-positive people who are active in the field of prevention, awareness, information and psychosocial support for HIV/AIDS issues, at both regional and national levels within Italy.
A partnership of women living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in British Columbia, Canada. They support women in making informed choices about HIV/AIDS and health.
A UK charity championing the rights of people living with HIV.
Provides information and support for people who are HIV positive in Portugal.
Support communication and interchange amongst women’s groups and organizations working in economic projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Aims to prevent and combat HIV in Romania. CNLAS has also proposed specific therapy to improve patient access to HIV / AIDS.
RHAC’s main objective is to support the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by gathering the efforts of the public, social and private sectors, to contribute to the prevention of HIV transmission among the general population and high risk groups, as well as to improve the lives of PLWHA.
Aims to provide support and increase the knowledge of preventive health in relation to HIV infection and AIDS in communities within Montreal, Canada, where women are at risk or are already living with HIV/AIDS.
A Canadian community-based charitable organization that provides practical assistance and emotional support through professional staff and trained volunteers to children and their families affected by HIV and AIDS.
Advocates for increased access to treatment, care and support services for people living with HIV in South Africa and campaigns to reduce new HIV infections.
Provides information for women living with HIV/AIDS in Germany.
Treatment & Management Information
Treatment & Management Information - International
An online HIV information resource providing up-to-date, evidence-based information on both the medical and social aspects of HIV, to people living with HIV and to those who work to treat, support and care for them.
Founded in 1987, the ANAC is the leading nursing organization responding to HIV/AIDS.
Aims to bring together experts and expertise in the HIV/AIDS treatment and care to increase the capacity of individuals and institutions (at national and regional levels) to provide state-of-the-art services based on the latest knowledge and technologies.
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), in collaboration with UNAIDS, has developed this comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal to provide up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
GCM is a diverse network of advocates and nongovernmental organizations working to expand HIV prevention options, especially for women, and to encourage ethical research that involves civil society.
The world's leading independent association of HIV/AIDS professionals.
An association of healthcare professionals and civic leaders who advocate equitable access to quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for men, women, and children worldwide who are living with or at risk for HIV infection.
A resource for information on pregnant women, children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS.
Based on information provided by healthcare professionals, the purpose of the Registry is to detect any major teratogenic effects involving antiretroviral drugs to which pregnant women are exposed.
‘The Body’ is a complete HIV/AIDS resource that includes a separate HIV/AIDS Resource Centre for Women.
‘The Body Pro’ is a complete HIV/AIDS resource for Health Professionals.
Aim to change the course of this HIV/AIDS pandemic through a comprehensive focus on women. They provide the latest information on living with and managing HIV disease for HIV positive women, healthcare professionals and advocates.
Treatment & Management Information - Country
A German working group of female physicians specialized in HIV/AIDS.
A French organization providing scientific information on HIV/AIDS and hepatitis research.
A Portuguese medical site about HIV/AIDS which include information for doctors.
BHIVA is the leading UK professional association representing professionals in HIV care. Established for 15 years, it has national influence and is committed to providing excellence in the care of those living with and affected by HIV.
A national knowledge exchange website providing for information related to HIV prevention and treatment, care and support for people living with and vulnerable to HIV in Canada and their caregivers, healthcare professionals, and AIDS service organizations.
The Dutch Association of Physicians in AIDS (Nederlandse Vereniging van AIDS Behandelaren; NVAB) was established in 1997 to promote knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Netherlands.
EACS is a not-for-profit group of European physicians, clinicians and researchers in the field of HIV/ AIDS that aims to exchange the latest medical and scientific knowledge regarding clinical aspects of HIV/AIDS and its complications.
AAWS (All Around Women Special) is a working group within the German AIDS Society focusing on women-specific research and information. The website is aimed at providing information for women living with HIV/AIDS and healthcare professionals.
A scientific association of physicians and healthcare professionals. Produces HIV treatment guidelines and information for healthcare professionals, and undertakes national and international projects.
The HIV Monitoring Foundation monitors the HIV epidemic and the qualities of HIV care in the Netherlands. Its mission is to further the knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology and the course of the treated and untreated HIV infection.
FIPSE is the collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Social Policy in Spain and various companies with the aim of coordinating the efforts being made in the fight against AIDS, especially in research aspects of this disease.
A Spanish website providing educational information about HIV/AIDS and its treatment.
The Greek medical site about HIV/AIDS which includes information for doctors and patients.