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Additional Resources

AIDS Healthcare Foundation: This Los Angeles-based organization is a global initiative to bring medication and advocacy to countries that need it. Currently, 28 countries work with AHF to serve 200,000 patients. AHF raises its own funds and operates independently of any political affiliation.

AIDSVu: This resource offers an interactive online map that allows readers to visually explore HIV in America. Testing centers, treatment centers, and vaccine trial sites are listed. Data may also be filtered by variables such as gender, race, age, education, and income level.

amfAR: Founded in 1985, amfAR was one of the first advocacy organizations in the fight against AIDS. Over 3,300 research grants have been awarded to researchers all over the world. Among their results are the development of Fuzeon, a groundbreaking second-generation AIDS drug, and antiretroviral drugs that block mother-to-baby transmission.

AVERT: This UK-based charity operates initiatives worldwide to end AIDS. Community programs partner with local entities to bring education to areas where HIV infection is high. The organization also advocates by working with higher levels of government where necessary. Its website is a treasure trove of information about AIDS and HIV.

Kaiser Family Foundation: This part of the Kaiser Family Foundation website brings you news and current events relevant to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Recent topics include an analysis of the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on HIV-positive patients, as well as reports, data and analysis of current statistics around HIV and AIDS.

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): Founded under President Bush’s administration, PEPFAR was the U.S. government’s first coordinated effort in the HIV/AIDS fight. PEPFAR collaborates with partner nations to effectively use funds to combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Currently functioning in emergency response mode, PEPFAR hopes to transition to the support of sustainable programs worldwide.

UNAIDS: In 2009, a group of affected countries were loosely working together to stop the global spread of HIV. As the epidemic picked up speed, the UN formed this program to consolidated and govern participating countries’ efforts. Today, UNAIDS drives the global effort to reduce the number of new infections by 2015.

World Health Organization Global Health Observatory: This page offers an infographic that details our global status in the fight against AIDS. Up-to-date data is given for the current number of diagnoses, deaths, and affected countries. Analysis of the mortality and prevalence of HIV is offered, as well as information on sexually transmitted infections.