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  • ACCESS Program The ACCESS Program is USAID's global program to improve maternal and newborn health. ACCESS works to expand coverage, access, and use of key maternal and newborn health services across a continuum of care from the household to the hospital, with the aim of making quality health services accessible for women and newborns. n.d.
  • Adolescents and Youth This web page is produced by HIV InSite and contains information and links on HIV/AIDS that is geared towards adolescents and youth. The page contains fact sheets, reports, and surveys, and has a link to general questions about HIV transmission, prevention, and treatment with answers from experts at UCSF. University of California San Francisco. n.d.
  • AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) National Resource Center (NRC) Provides education and training resources targeted at the the United States' regional AETCs to support their mission to offer timely, high quality, state-of-the-art information to healthcare professionals working with existing and emerging populations affected by HIV. n.d.
  • Alan Guttmacher Institute Nonprofit focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education. Publishes periodic reports on microbicides. n.d.
  • Alliance for Microbicide Development A consortium of representatives from biopharmaceutical companies, nonprofit research institutions, and representatives from advocacy groups, dedicated to the development of topical microbicides for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, importantly including HIV. n.d.
  • Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (UCSF) The mission of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) is to conduct rigorous theory-based research that will have maximum impact on the theory, practice, and policy of AIDS prevention. This includes collaboration with scientists from developing countries to conduct AIDS prevention research. n.d.
  • Cervical Barrier Advancement Society Aims to raise the profile of cervical barrier methods for preventing pregnancy and potentially HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. The Web site contains information about cervical barriers, downloadable materials, images of cervical barriers, and research updates. n.d.
  • EngenderHealth EngenderHealth is a nonprofit organization that works internationally to support and strengthen reproductive health services for women and men worldwide n.d.
  • Family Health International Formed in 1971, FHI is a leader among nonprofit international public health organizations, managing research and field activities in more than 70 countries to meet the public health needs of some of the world's most vulnerable people. n.d.
  • Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Integration This website contains an extensive collection of national and international documents and other materials related to family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and other health topics. The material in the collection reflects field experience and the latest thinking of the health community on integration of HIV and family planning services. n.d.
  • Female Health Company Manufacturer of the FC Female Condom. Site includes instructions on use and information on the company's partnership with UNAIDS. Periodically issues an electronic newsletter. n.d.
  • GenderandAIDS UNIFEM Web Portal A comprehensive gender and HIV/AIDS web portal providing up-to-date information on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. n.d.
  • Global Coalition on Women and AIDS An initiative of activists, government representatives, community workers, and celebrities, that seeks to stimulate concrete action to improve the daily lives of women and girls. The coalition focuses on preventing new HIV infections among women and girls, promoting equal access to HIV care and treatment, accelerating microbicides research, protecting women's property and inheritance rights, and reducing violence against women. n.d.
  • Global HIV Prevention Working Group The Working Group was launched in 2002 to inform global policy-making, program planning, and donor decisions on HIV prevention. Participating members include public health experts, clinicians, biomedical and behavioral researchers, advocates and people affected by HIV/AIDS. The working group was convened by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 2002.
  • Global Microbicide Project Helps develop new microbicidal agents against STDs, including HIV, that specifically address the needs and perspectives of women. n.d.
  • Healthy Newborn Partnership The Healthy Newborn Partnership promotes action to improve newborn health and survival and provides a forum for information exchange on programmatic, research, training, and communications issues related to newborn care. n.d.
  • HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women This new resource from <i>The Body</i> contains resources, interviews, and information related to women and HIV. This web site is targeted primarily at women and the general public, but other audiences will find the content and links valuable as well. The Body. 2007.
  • International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW) An international network run for and by HIV-positive women which aim is to reduce the isolation of women living with HIV/AIDS by exchanging information on health issues, self-help, human rights, and setting up local support networks. n.d.
  • Microbicides Development Programme The Microbicides Development Programme (MDP) is a partnership set up to develop vaginal microbicides for the prevention of HIV transmission. The MDP aims to evaluate potential microbicides in vitro, to carry out safety studies in the United Kingdom and Africa, to conduct social science research into acceptability and barriers to uptake of products, to complete phase III effectiveness trials, and to facilitate marketing and access to a successful microbicide. n.d.
  • Prevention Resources for People Living with AIDS A website which provides information to help program and policy planners design, develop, and deliver effective clinic or community-based HIV prevention programs to ensure that all HIV-positive persons have access to evidence-based, comprehensive HIV prevention services in order to protect their own health and the health of their partner(s) and families. ICF International. 2011.
  • Reproductive Health Technologies Project Provides educational materials and technical assistance to individuals and organizations advocating for microbicides. n.d.
  • Sexual Violence Research Initiative A WHO initiative that aims to build an experienced and committed network of researchers, policy makers, activists, and donors to ensure that the many aspects of sexual violence are addressed from the perspective of different disciplines and cultures. n.d.
  • Sex Work Toolkit The toolkit is intended as a resource to guide the development and implementation of effective HIV interventions in diverse sex work settings. It outlines key steps and issues and provides links to many documents, manuals, reports, and research studies containing more detailed and in-depth information. United Nations Children's Fund. n.d.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Collaborates with the HIV Prevention Trials Network ( on microbicide research. Publications include guidance documents and research updates. n.d.
  • UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS n.d.
  • UNIFEM Women War Peace Portal is intended to address the lack of consolidated data on the impact of armed conflict on women and girls as noted by Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). This site is meant to serve as a centralized repository of information from a wide variety of sources, with links to reports and data from the UN system to information and analysis from experts, academics, NGOs and media sources. United Nations Development Fund for Women. n.d.
  • WHO The World Health Organization's HIV/AIDS Web site. n.d.
  • WHO Department of Gender and Women's Health The Department of Gender and Women's Health is charged with helping WHO's various programs and departments undertake the challenge of integrating gender considerations into their work. It is also responsible for researching and disseminating information on neglected topics directly pertaining to women's health, such as gender-based violence against women. n.d.
  • Women's Global Health Imperative A global research center based at the University of California San Francisco that provides scientific leadership to improve the ability of women and girls to protect themselves from HIV infection. n.d.
  • YouthNet A global program committed to improving the reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention behaviors of youth 10-24 years old. n.d.