Online Resources

Where possible we have listed the web links to all our reference sources.

We have also made available all open source documents as PDFs, and will continue to add to the library as permission to share publications is granted.

As new research is published, we will continue to add to the MMCinfo Resource library.

Afro AIDS Info

Afro AIDS Info

A web-based information portal developed by the South African Medical Research Council. It provides up-to-date, scientifically accurate information on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) with a specific focus on the southern African region.

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AIDS Alliance

AIDS Alliance

An international alliance dedicated to ending AIDS through non-governmental and community-based organisations.

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AIDS Consortium

AIDS Consortium

The AIDS Consortium is one of the largest non-government organisation networks in South Africa, serving over 200 affiliated members in the HIV, AIDS and Human Rights sectors.

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AIDS Foundation South Africa

AIDS Foundation South Africa

The Aids Foundation of South Africa aims to mobilise and manage resources for HIV/AIDS work in the country, thereby mitigating the impacts of HIV and AIDS and poverty in vulnerable communities.

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AIDS info

AIDS info

The U.S. government consolidates information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and research. The site includes information on drugs, clinical trials and guidelines for testing and treatment.

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AIDS Law Project

AIDS Law Project

A non-governmental organisation which works exclusively to promote equal rights and justice for people living with HIV and AIDS, ALP focuses on using legal strategies to advance health rights for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

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AIDS Org

AIDS Org

AIDS.org aims to help prevent HIV infections and to improve the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS by providing education and facilitating the free and open exchange of knowledge at an easy-to-find centralised website.

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AIDS Research Alliance

AIDS Research Alliance

AIDS Research Alliance exists to develop a cure for HIV/AIDS, medical strategies to prevent new infections, and better treatments for people living with HIV.
An independent research organisation, AIDS Research Alliance has moved the science forward, contributing to the approval of half of today’s HIV/AIDS treatments.

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AIDS Truth

AIDS Truth

A website created by scientists and activists for the purpose of countering AIDS denialist misinformation and debunking denialist myths, while providing truthful information about HIV and AIDS.

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Anova Health Institute

Anova Health Institute

The Anova Health Institute is committed to improving the quality of public health services, with a special focus on HIV. Anova is a leading partner in capacity building and the provision of technical support to the SA Department of Health, with a reputation for innovative responses and ground-breaking research in HIV.

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Aurum Institute

Aurum Institute

The Aurum Institute is a proudly South African, public-benefit organisation with over 15 years’ experience in leading the response, treatment and research efforts to eradicate TB and HIV. Their remit is to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in TB and HIV integration.

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AVERT

AVERT

AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, working to AVERT HIV and AIDS worldwide. AVERT funds overseas projects that deal with the problem of HIV/AIDS in countries where there is a particularly high rate of infection, such as South Africa, or where there is a rapidly increasing rate of infection such as in India. They also take education and information to people in almost every country in the world through their website.

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Brothers for Life

Brothers for Life

Brothers for Life is a national campaign targeting mainly men aged 30 and over. The campaign seeks to address the risks associated with having multiple and concurrent partnerships, sex and alcohol, gender based violence and promotes HIV testing, male involvement in PMTCT and health seeking behaviours in general.

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Cadre

Cadre

Cadre is committed to fast-tracking an appropriate and effective response to HIV/AIDS in South Africa through developing strategic models for intervention.

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CareWorks

CareWorks

CareWorks is a South African social enterprise healthcare company that focuses on HIV prevention and disease management as well as some other key areas of employee wellness. CareWorks has created a niche in working with mobile males. From this base, they are able to widen their focus to partners and communities.

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Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS)

Centre for HIV and AIDS Prevention Studies (CHAPS)

CHAPS is one of the largest South African NGOs focused on MMC as HIV prevention on the African continent.

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CIRCLIST

CIRCLIST

The CIRCLIST web site is designed to provide factual information about infant, childhood and adult male circumcision. It details the benefits of the procedure and shows how it is done.

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Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

Clearinghouse on Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention

A collaborative effort to generate and share information resources with the international public health community, civil society groups, health policy makers, and programme managers. Provides evidence-based materials on male circumcision, including scientific articles and books.

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Community Media Trust (CMT)

Community Media Trust (CMT)

Community Media Trust, a not-for-profit media production company, produces educational series in the fields of health, HIV and AIDS, education, gender-based violence and other topics of Human Rights and social development.

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Health Systems Trust

Health Systems Trust

This website is a general health resource, containing publications, news, statistics and programme information on HIV/AIDS related issues. You can also subscribe to the HealthLink Bulletin, a weekly electronic publication on health matters in Southern Africa.

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Health-e

Health-e

Health-e is a news agency that produces news and in-depth analysis for the print and electronic media. Their particular focus is HIV/AIDS, public health and issues regarding health policy and practice in South Africa.

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International AIDS Society

International AIDS Society

The world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals, based in Geneva, Switzerland, organises the international AIDS conference.

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JHPIEGO

JHPIEGO

Jhpiego South Africa is a registered Section 21 non-profit company in South Africa which supports a range of reproductive health and HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes.

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John Hopkins Health and Education South Africa (JHHESA)

John Hopkins Health and Education South Africa (JHHESA)

JHHESA is a non-profit organisation that designs and implements evidence-based HIV Campaigns, and HIV Communication Programmes aimed at HIV Prevention to educate the public to understand their risk of HIV infection in relation to multiple partners, correct and consistent condom use, transactional sex and alcohol use.

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Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Foundation was established in 1948, but under the leadership of CEO Drew Altman, was completely remade from the ground up beginning in 1991, with the mission, staff expertise, programs, operating foundation legal status and operating style it is known for today. The California-based non-profit organisation now focuses on health policy analysis and health journalism.

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Love Life

Love Life

LoveLife is a national HIV prevention programme for youth. It includes a broad based coalition of international foundations working in HIV/AIDS prevention, major South African media organisations and private corporations, the government of South Africa, and NGOs.

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Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes SA is South Africa’s largest non-profit provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. They operate 19 centres across 7 provinces.

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Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health (MatCH)

Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health (MatCH)

MatCH was established in 2010 as a division of the Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of the Witwatersrand. MatCH is based in Durban and was formerly (since 1998) the Durban Office of the RHRU [Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit].

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Medical Research Council

Medical Research Council

The MRC is a national body which conducts research aimed at improving the health of all South Africans. You can find the publication AIDS Bulletin on this site. The MRC publishes information on health matters on the SA Health Info website.

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Medicins sans Frontieres

Medicins sans Frontieres

MSF is an international humanitarian aid organisation that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries. MSF sets out to alleviate human suffering, to protect life and health and to restore and ensure respect for the human beings and their fundamental human rights.

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NAPWA (National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS)

NAPWA (National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS)

NAPWA is a national organisation that co-ordinates the needs and resources of all people living with HIV/AIDS. NAPWA’s major purpose is to organise, mobilise and empower people living with HIV/AIDS and to represent their interests by providing care and support.

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National Department of Health (NDoH)

National Department of Health (NDoH)

The South African NDoH has implemented the MMC programme acknowledging the partial prevention value of MMC but recognising it as a key HIV combination prevention component. The NDoH has developed the Strategic Plan for the Scale up of Medical Male Circumcision in South Africa, 2012-2016, which provides a framework for the scale up of the current MMC programme in South Africa and sets a target of 4.3 million circumcisions by the end 2016.

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New Start

New Start

New Start is South Africa’s largest non-profit HIV prevention programme. It is managed by Society for Family Health (SFH). New Start offers a comprehensive package of HIV counselling and testing, medical male circumcision and health communications services in order to enable vulnerable and low-income South Africans to live healthy lives.

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PEPFAR

PEPFAR

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. Created by President George W. Bush in 2003, this historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally.

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Perinatal HIV Research Unit

Perinatal HIV Research Unit

One of Africa’s leading research centres, the PHRU is situated at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. PHRU engages in research, training, policy-formulation and advocacy concerning HIV-positive people and their children.
Specifically, PHRU conducts adult, paediatric and adolescent HIV treatment research, HIV prevention research and investigations into tuberculosis and other HIV co-infections. In addition to the numerous pharmaceutical and publicly-funded clinical trials PHRU continues to carry out, the unit also conducts important behavioural and social science research, advocates for research access and provides needed care to the people of Soweto.

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PrePex

PrePex

The PrePex device was developed by Circ MedTech to facilitate safe, simple, scalable and cost effective non-surgical adult male circumcision programs as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package. PrePex focuses on non-surgical adult male circumcision for HIV prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa, and as such, the device is not yet available elsewhere.

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Right to Care

Right to Care

Right to Care is a South African non-profit organisation (Section 21) that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. Support is provided primarily in five provinces: Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Free State.

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SACTWU Worker Health Program (SWHP)

SACTWU Worker Health Program (SWHP)

The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) is the largest trade union organising textile and clothing workers. It also organises footwear, leather and retail workers. SACTWU’s membership is approximately 66% female, most of whom are of child bearing age and as such, form part of the economically active population that is the hardest hit by the HIV pandemic. The Worker Health Program was started in 1998 as a worker education program and has evolved into a comprehensive program providing the full continuum of care.

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SANAC

SANAC

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) is a voluntary association of institutions established by the national cabinet of the South African Government to build consensus across government, civil society and all other stakeholders to drive an enhanced country response to the scourges of HIV, TB and STIs.

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Shang Ring

Shang Ring

The Shang Ring circumcision device first appeared at the Hong Kong International Fair of Technology in 2003. This clamp is widely used in China and is also being adopted elsewhere. Extensive trials are being conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, this device being one of a number of contenders for use in campaigns of mass circumcision as part of the WHO/UNAIDS anti-HIV programme.

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Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH)

SFH is the South African affiliate of Population Services International, the world’s leading network of social marketing organisations, with affiliates in 69 countries around the world. SFH’s mission is to serve the health needs of vulnerable and low-income people through the social marketing of quality products, services and information.

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Soul City

Soul City

Soul City uses the power of mass media to deal with health and development issues. The website contains information on the Soul City and Soul Buddyz series, as well as advocacy information and training materials.

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South African Aids Directory

South African Aids Directory

This directory aims to facilitate networking and referral as key components of the National response to HIV / AIDS.

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South African Business Coalition on Health and AIDS

South African Business Coalition on Health and AIDS

SABCOHA focusses on all matters relating to health, but with a focus on workplace health. Their vision is healthy workplaces shaping healthy communities.

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South African Military health Service (SAMHS)

South African Military health Service (SAMHS)

The vision of SAMHS is to establish a healthy military community. To ensure a healthy military community a comprehensive, excellent and self-supporting multidisciplinary military health service is required. The South African Military Health Service was established in June 1998.

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TB/HIV Care

TB/HIV Care

TB/HIV Care Association is a registered non-profit organisation that puts integrated care at the heart of responding to TB and HIV. Their aim is to improve TB and HIV management by increasing access to TB and HIV diagnosis, care, treatment and community-based treatment adherence support.

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The Body

The Body

An international site which contains answers to hundreds of frequently questions on all aspects of psychosocial, medical and sexual matters relating to HIV/AIDS. It is an interactive website where you can pose your own questions.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC is the U.S. national public health institute. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. CDC is partnering in South Africa with government, private institutions, universities and NGOs to improve the country’s public health foundation, prevent transmission of HIV, provide care and treatment for those already infected with HIV, and strengthen laboratory capacity.

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The Global Fund

The Global Fund

The Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities, dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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The World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO)

The 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.

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Treatment Action Campaign

Treatment Action Campaign

The TAC advocates for increased access to treatment, care and support services for people living with HIV, and campaigns to reduce new HIV infections.

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UNAIDS

UNAIDS

The focus of the UNAIDS website is HIV/AIDS and global concerns. The site contains international statistics as well as regional and country data on HIV/AIDS.

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USAID

USAID

USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realise their potential. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.

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Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute

Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute

The University of the Witwatersrand is an internationally renowned African academic Institute and an agent of social change. The Wits RHI’s mission is to lead the way in the field of HIV, sexual & reproductive health and related conditions.

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World Bank HIV/AIDS

World Bank HIV/AIDS

The institution, which pioneered global HIV and AIDS financing early in the emergency, set a goal to halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015. It supports prevention, care, treatment and mitigation services.

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