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Useful Links

A listing of NACO and other informative sites

Links to NACO site

ART centres in India

Testing centres in India

Counselling centres in India

State Aids Prevention and Control Societies

Hotlines and helplines

NACO site to register discrimination complaint

Other Useful Links

Three factsheets on HIV/AIDS related issues brought out by the Youth Coalition:

1. Young People and HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination: addresses how stigma and discrimination affect young people, what has been achieved in past UNGASS meetings, the gap between commitments and reality, and what young people can do to take a stand. Available in English, Spanish, Chinese and French.

2. Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Young People discusses the definition of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, young people’s need for SRH information, education and services, and what young people can do in their own communities and beyond. Available in English, Spanish, Chinese and French.

3. In partnership with GYCA, UNFPA and the World AIDS Campaign, the Youth Coalition has developed a new resource on universal access and youth, Towards the Finish Line: Youth and Universal Access 2010. The factsheet is a helpful tool in finding out more about universal access, what commitments have been made, and what remains to be done. Available in English, Hindi, Spanish, French, Portugese, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

The factsheets can be downloaded at: http://youthcoalition.org/site08/html/home_article.php?id_art=159&id_cat=1

Guidelines and other material on WHO India site

The following guidelines, training materials and patient education information are available for public use and can be downloaded from the WHO India website at http://whoindia.org/EN/Section3/Section125_1499.htm

ART Guidelines, Counselling and Training material

  1. NACO guidelines on ART for paediatric HIV/AIDS, 2006
  2. Operational Guidelines for ART Centres, 2007
  3. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines for HIV infected Adults and Adolescents including Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, 2007
  4. Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Common Opportunistic Infections/Malignancies among HIV-infected Adult and Adolescent, 2007
  5. NACO ART Dosing Desk Reference (integrated children and adults), 2007
  6. NACO Dosing Disk for Paediatric ART, 2007
  7. WHO Clinical Staging Poster for HIV-infected Adults and Adolescents/Children<15 years, 2007
  8. WHO Presumptive and Definitive Criteria for HIVinfected Adults/Children, 2007
  9. NACO Paediatric Counselling Training Modules - Participants' Manual and Facilitators' Guide, 2007
  10. Visual Analog Scale & Wong-Baker Face Scale, 2007
  11. Counselling Diary, 2008
  12. Management of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Desk Reference, 2008
  13. Management of Occupational Exposure (HIV, HBV, HCV), poster, 2008
  14. ART flipchart (combined English and Hindi)

Patient education material

  1. ART Regimens 2008 - 10 leaflet series (available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada)
  2. Paediatric ART Adherence Toolkit (available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada)
  3. The Story of Bam Bam Virus: A series of fairy tales for children, to create an understanding of the HIV/AIDS virus
  4. Board Games: A set of 4 interactive snakes & ladders games
  5. ART Adherence Calendar (colouring booklet)
  6. An ART adherence calendar in the form of a coloring booklet, to help and encourage the child in taking ART medicines regularly.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material

  1. Information leaflets for general population (available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada)
  2. A series of eight leaflets designed in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to inform and educate the general population on HIV/AIDS
  3. Motherhood and HIV
  4. HIV Care and Treatment for Adults
  5. HIV Care and Treatment for Children
For debates on medical ethics and HIV

The Indian Network for People living with HIV/AIDS (INP+) is a social movement by and for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in enforcing the recognition for human rights of PLHIV in India. Its core components are advocacy, network building and service delivery.

INP+ has compiled the following reports:

  1. Policy brief: Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for marginalised groups in India: policy and programmatic implications to ensure equity.
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Equity in antiretroviral treatment access for marginalised groups in India.
  3. Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for injecting drug users in Chennai, India.
  4. Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women in Chennai, India.
  5. Barriers to free antiretroviral treatment access for female sex workers in Chennai, India.

The reports are available at: http://www.inpplus.net/downloads.html

The newly designed website of the Health Group of PRAYAS (www.prayaspune.org) now has downloadable animated slide sets in Marathi and English for AIDS awareness programmes. Feedback on the material is invited.

‘HIV response corner’ is an initiative of India’s ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation to highlight the relationship between poverty and HIV/AIDS. Apart from basic facts on HIV and its links to poverty it facilitates networking of people living with HIV and provides national data on HIV and AIDS.

A research paper by Happymon Jacob, assistant professor, department of Strategic and Regional Studies, University of Jammu, India, entitled ‘Impact of HIV/AIDS on Governance in Manipur and Nagaland’. The paper is the product of a six-month study aimed at understanding the linkages between HIV/AIDS and governance in India's militancy hit north-east region. The paper has been published by AIDS, Security and Conflict Initiative, a joint programme of Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations.

Women Ink, a programme of the International Women's Tribune Centre, has compiled a collection of materials entitled ‘HIV/AIDS and Women: Resources to Support Policy and Advocacy.’ The resource pack comprises some 50 action-oriented tools as well as analyses, reports and case studies on issues of women and HIV/AIDS. It includes materials around the following topics: Advocating for a gender-based approach to HIV/AIDS; protecting the rights of young women and girls; promoting a gender-based approach to prevention and care; guaranteeing sexual and reproductive health and rights for women; supporting leadership among women living with HIV/AIDS; eliminating violence against women; ensuring women's economic rights.

Sahaya International has developed cartoon-based educational materials for low-literacy populations to convey simple, comprehensive messages on HIV transmission, prevention, support and care.

Launched in November 2006, Wake Up Pune is a coalition of NGOs and representatives from civil society working to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS in the city of Pune, India.

The Well Project for positive women, by positive women gives a wealth of information on HIV/AIDS particularly from the woman’s perspective.

AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide. Its website gives an overview of AIDS in India and other countries, latest statistics, treatment care, stories from around the world.

YouandAIDS.org is an HIV/AIDS portal for Asia Pacific that seeks to address the strongly-felt information and services needs of the region, particularly in the overall development context, and act as a regional platform to synergise multisectoral responses against the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Stop HIV/AIDS in India Initiative (SHAII) is committed to bringing together groups and individuals to coordinate Indian and international advocacy efforts to build and promote a holistic response to HIV pandemics based on in-country needs.

World Bank: Preventing HIV/AIDS in India site is updated till 2005 and gives information on risks and responsibilities, vulnerable groups and the response to the challenge.

ActionAid India takes a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS in India closely linked with poverty and gender inequities. It also highlights the lack of favourable policies and legal protection to PLWHAs.

UNICEF on HIV in India

International HIV/AIDS Alliance in India

AIDSPortal is an internet platform which provides tools to support global collaboration and knowledge sharing among new and existing networks of people responding to the AIDS epidemic.

Comprehensive, up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and policy from the University of California San Francisco

I-India for street children works with street children and other disadvantaged children and has an AIDS intervention programme.

IPS (Inter Press Services) news reports and stories on HIV/AIDS from across the world:

Information on street children in India


New York Times site on HIV/AIDS

Information on travel and residence regulations for HIV+ people by European Aids Treatment Group

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