Global HIV/AIDS Organizations

The non-governmental organizations listed below offer additional information and resources on their Web sites about HIV/AIDS around the world.

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Exit Disclaimer was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need. As an international financing institution, the fund invests the world’s money to save lives. To date, it has committed $19.3 billion in 144 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment and care programs against the three diseases.

International AIDS Society

The International AIDS Society Exit Disclaimer (IAS) is the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals, with over 14, 000 members from more than 190 countries working at all levels of the global response to AIDS. Its members include researchers from all disciplines, clinicians, public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic, as well as policy and program planners. The IAS is the custodian of the biennial International AIDS Conference. These conferences provide a unique forum for the interaction of science, community and leadership, and strengthen an evidence-based policy and programmatic response to the epidemic. The next conference will be held in 2012 in Washington, DC Exit Disclaimer and the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and the National Institutes of Health are among the local organizing partners.

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. The foundation serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Among the foundation’s priority issue areas is global HIV/AIDS. Exit Disclaimer


UNAIDS Exit Disclaimer, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. UNAIDS fulfills its mission by:

  • Uniting the efforts of the United Nations system, civil society, national governments, the private sector, global institutions and people living with and most affected by HIV.
  • Speaking out in solidarity with the people most affected by HIV in defense of human dignity, human rights and gender equality.
  • Mobilizing political, technical, scientific and financial resources and holding ourselves and others accountable for results.
  • Empowering agents of change with strategic information and evidence to influence and ensure that resources are targeted where they deliver the greatest impact and bring about a prevention revolution.
  • Supporting inclusive country leadership for sustainable responses that are integral to and integrated with national health and development efforts.

Established in 1994 by a resolution of the UN Economic and Social Council and launched in January 1996, UNAIDS is guided by a Program Coordinating Board with representatives of 22 governments from all geographic regions, the UNAIDS Cosponsors, and five representatives of nongovernmental organizations, including associations of people living with HIV. With its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the UNAIDS Secretariat works on the ground in more than 80 countries.

World Health Organization

WHO Exit Disclaimer 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.

WHO’s HIV/AIDS Department Exit Disclaimer provides evidence-based, technical support to WHO Member States to help them scale up treatment, care and prevention services as well as drugs and diagnostics supply to ensure a comprehensive and sustainable response to HIV/AIDS. Visit WHO’s HIV/AIDS health topic page Exit Disclaimer for more information. 

Last revised: 06/01/2012