HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS RESOURCES
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
In support of it's mission, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is committed to: 1.being a leader in the fight to provide comfort, care and support to persons infected with HIV or living with AIDS; 2. providing the finest healthcare services possible through cost-effective use of available resources; 3. advocating with vigilance for the rights of persons infected with HIV or living with AIDS with special focus on under-served groups such as gay men, women, people of color, and injection drug users; 4. participating in research to advance the treatment of HIV / AIDS; 5. providing speedy access to top quality healthcare regardless of a person's ability to pay; and 6. assuring that medically indigent persons infected with HIV have equal access to healthcare.
American Foundation for AIDS Research
The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.
APA Healthy Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Project
The American Psychological Association's Healthy Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Students Project works to strengthen the capacity of the nation's schools to prevent the behavioral health risks of lesbian, gay and bisexual students through knowledge development, dissemination, and application, working with and through national organizations of school stakeholders.
Black Coalition on AIDS
Founded in 1986, Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA) is one of the oldest organizations in the nation dedicated to advocacy, education, and harm reduction of HIV/AIDS in African American people. As a group of concerned African Americans witnessing the beginning of the spread of disease in our community, we realized action was needed to take care of our own. We serve those who cannot serve themselves, and those overlooked by society.
Center for Disease Control
CDC's HIV mission is to prevent HIV infection and reduce the incidence of HIV-related illness and death, in collaboration with community, state, national, and international partners.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's mission is to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and health care providers.
GLBT National Help Center
The GLBT National Help center provides free and confidential telephone and email peer-counseling, information and local resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and questioning callers throughout the United States.
Gay Men's Health Crisis
To provide compassionate care to New Yorkers with AIDS; educate to keep people healthy; advocate for fair and effective public policies.
International AIDS Economics Network
The International AIDS Economic Network (IAEN) provides data, tools and analysis on the economics of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in developing countries, for compassionate, cost-effective responses to the global epidemic. The network began in 1993 as an informal group of researchers, policymakers, program administrators and others from development agencies, multilateral institutions, universities and NGOs. Since 1997 the network has championed the use of new information technologies - especially e-mail and the World Wide Web - to link researchers and the HIV/AIDS policy community world wide. Major support has been provided by UNAIDS, the World Bank, and USAID, while additional support has been provided by the European Commission and Merck & Co. Inc.
Intersex Society of North America
The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project
The National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project, NATAP, strives to provide the very latest in HIV drug development, research and treatment information. The most current research directions and antiretroviral drug data are provided here.
National Minority AIDS Council
The National Minority AIDS Council has helped develop leadership in communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS since 1987. It accomplishes this mission through a variety of public policy education programs; national conferences; treatment and research programs and trainings; electronic and printed resource materials; and a website: www.nmac.org. NMAC represents a coalition of 3,000 F/CBOs and AIDS service organizations (ASOs) delivering HIV/AIDS in communities of color nationwide.
Office of AIDS Research
Congress has provided broad authority to the OAR to plan, coordinate, evaluate, and fund all NIH AIDS research. The OAR is responsible for the development of an annual comprehensive plan and budget for all NIH AIDS research. OAR supports trans-NIH Coordinating Committees to assist in these efforts.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS) was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. It advocates for the right of all people to have accurate information, comprehensive education about sexuality, and sexual health services.
A comprehensive AIDS and HIV on-line information resource.
The World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.