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The Power of One

The Power of One: Senegal

The Power of One: Uganda

The Power of One: Zimbabwe

The Power of One: Zambia

World Weary

South Africa's Moment of Truth

Back to the Roots

Chain Reactions: Medicine Woman

Chain Reactions: Poetic Justice

Chain Reactions: Ray of Hope

Chain Reactions: Reluctant Witness

Guest Editor's Letter

To the Editor

Bath Sides Now

Walk the Talk

Rubber Suit

Memo Demo

Dread Locked

PWAs vs. Y2K

Jail Break

Say What

Gender Agenda

Simon Nkoli


POZarazzi: Spring Sprung

License to Kill

Keep HOPE Alive

POZ Picks

Show & Tell

The Holistic Truth

Get Over It

Sugar on Top

Cheer to Adhere

Gene Pool

Cream Puff

The Protease Prison

Out in Africa

Where to Find It

Grandma’s Recipe

Grace Under Pressure

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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July 1999

Out in Africa

by Keisha Franklin

Resources for PWAs here and there

From urban centers to rural villages, AIDS organizations are finally springing up across Africa, often with the help of U.S. groups that have signed on to the African battle. This is a list of agencies—some in Africa, others closer to home—that are certain to put your interest and money to good PWA uses.

Organizations in Africa:

African Medical and Resource Foundation (AMREF)

AMREF Headquarters
P.O. Box 30125, Nairobi, Kenya
With offices in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, AMREF offers advocacy, outreach, counseling and primary health care.

National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA)
P.O. Box 1661, Houghton 2041
Johannesburg, South Africa
E-mail: napnat@sn.apc.org
South Africa’s leading AIDS advocacy group focuses on treatment access and raising AIDS awareness through workshops and other community ed.

Network of African People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAP+)
P.O. Box 30218, Nairobi, Kenya
NAP+ offers treatment, counseling, condoms, prevention information, traditional healing and medicine. Their newsletter is Positive Voice.

Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA)
Regional Office
B.P. 16425, Dakar/Fan
Dakar, Senegal
SWAA does women’s health advocacy, conducts HIV conferences and prints regional conference reports.

Women’s Health Project
P.O. Box 1038
Johannesburg 2000, South Africa
Advocates for gender equality through networking and community education. Their newsletter is Women’s Health News and Views.

Organizations in North America:

Doctors Without Borders

Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF)
HIV/AIDS Programs
6 E. 39th St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
The world’s largest independent relief organization offers HIV prevention outreach, treatment and training of HIV peer educators.

International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO)
399 Church St., 4th Floor
Toronto, ON M58 2J6, Canada
ICASO provides advocacy, HIV testing and counseling for PWAs; conducts conferences and prevention workshops.

The Global Health Council
Global AIDS Program
1701 K St., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
One of the nation’s largest information, advocacy and prevention organizations, addressing AIDS issues in the U.S. and worldwide.

United Nations Development Programme
HIV and Development Program
1 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10007
Offers care and support for women, HIV prevention outreach and workshops for people with HIV.

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