Centre for HIV/AIDS Networking (HIVAN) exists to provide a meeting point between academia and society, with the aim of stimulating multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Although the activities of HIVAN are grounded at a practical level in this province, strong emphasis is placed on comparative work and international exchange of knowledge, experience, and expertise.
AIDSMap is produced by NAM in collaboration with the British HIV Association and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. Initial funding was generously provided by St Stephen's AIDS Trust. NAM exists to support the fight against AIDS with independent, accurate, accessible and comprehensive information. NAM aims to create and disseminate information resources rooted in the experiences of those most affected, enabling individuals and communities to take action and control in responding to HIV and AIDS.
iThemba Lethu is a Voluntary Association (not-for-gain). It was constituted by a group of people with a concern for the future and destiny of young people and children threatened by HIV /AIDS, especially in the Durban area. The organisation has a Christian base, and is rooted in Glenridge Church International, a Durban local church. iThemba Lethu seeks to impact children and young people in Durban whose future is being threatened by HIV /AIDS. Our vision is to see these children and young people regain a meaningful destiny.
The Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR; Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in 1999, is the first international scientific peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of research, information and communication in the healthcare field using Internet and Intranet-related technologies. The Journal is indexed/abstracted in MEDLINE, ISA (Information Science Abstracts), and INSPEC.
The College of Venereal Disease Prevention was founded in 1999 in response to the ever-growing global epidemic of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. It is a British educational institution, which prides itself as being the only truly global college that provides extensive, simple, non-technical and non-political education as well as effective strategies in the prevention of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Courses are available at Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Post-Graduate Diploma Levels.
The Community Law Centre specialises in democratic values and human rights of South Africa's Constitution, emphasising children's rights, gender,local government and socio-economic rights.
POLICY Project works with host-country governments and civil society groups to achieve a more supportive policy environment for family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV/AIDS, and maternal health. Multisectoral engagement, community and organizational empowerment, and promotion of human rights and gender equality characterize POLICY's approaches to better reproductive health policies and programs.
loveLife aims to positively influence adolescent sexual behaviour with the aim of reducing teenage pregnancy, the spread of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young South Africans.
The Topsy Foundation provides a holistic approach to the care of all vulnerable children and children affected directly or indirectly by HIV/AIDS. The conservative estimate is that there will be between 3.6 and 4.8 million AIDS orphans in South Africa alone by the end of 2010 (children whose parents have died of AIDS but who are not necessarily infected themselves). Further, one in three babies born in this country is HIV positive.