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Asia LGBTQ Resources

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Asian AIDS/HIV Information Archive

CARAM Asia
Coordination of Action Research on AIDS & Mobility.

SEA-AIDS
Bulletin board site for discussion of HIV/AIDS in Asia.

The South and Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality
Their website includes information on sexual and reproductive rights and health, HIV, violence against women, sex work and LGBT issues.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh AIDS Information and Documentation Services
Provides information on HIV prevention and treatment.

Bangladesh AIDS Program
Provides information, outreach, testing and clinical care.

Burma/Myanmar

National AIDS Programme (Yangon)
An anonymous email list geared for those with an interest in HIV in Myanmar. E-mail:himhimhim@csloxinfo.com to become a subscriber.

Cambodia

Cambodian HIV/AIDS Education and Care
Provides non-medical training for HIV education and care.

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs
Provides HIV/AIDS care and education.

Women’s Network for Unity, Phnom Penh
Offers programming on women’s sexual and reproductive health, including education and self empowerment as tools for preventing HIV.

China

AIDS Concern (in Chinese)
AIDS Concern (in English)
A non-governmental organization that provides support services for people with HIV/AIDS and establishes outreach and prevention programs.

AIDS Online (in Chinese)
Provides HIV-related education and a forum for the discussion of HIV-related issues.

Asian AIDS/HIV Information Archive: China

China AIDS Glossary
English-Chinese and Chinese-English glossary of HIV-related terms.

China AIDS Network

China AIDS Survey
Database of news and publications related to HIV/AIDS in China.

China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN)

HomeAIDS (in Chinese)
HomeAIDS (in English)
HomeAIDS is an HIV/AIDS consultation and service center that aims to limit the spread of HIV through prevention education and increasing awareness; it provides support to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Mangrove Support Group (in Chinese)
A national support group for people living with HIV.

Shanghai Desano Pharmaceutical Company (in Chinese)
Provides HIV medical information, focusing on developments in treatment.

Hong Kong

27802211.com
Guide to safe sex, including how to discuss the use of condoms with your partner.

Asian AIDS/HIV Information Archive: Hong Kong

Chi Heng Foundation
Works to educate and care for children of HIV-positive parents, prevent HIV among vulnerable groups including gay men and sex workers, and promote equal rights.

Council for the AIDS Trust Fund
Provides HIV/AIDS education, outreach and financial support to eligible individuals and organizations.

HIV Prevention Information in Chinese

Hong Kong AIDS Foundation

Hong Kong AIDS Information Network

Red Ribbon Centre
This organization, established by the Department of Health, provides HIV/AIDS education and prevention, with emphasis on at-risk groups.

TeenAIDS Hong Kong

The Society for AIDS Care

The Virtual AIDS Office of Hong Kong
From the AIDS Unit of the Hong Kong Department of Health.

India

Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) (Calcutta)
They operate a help line, mainly for seropositive sex workers and their families.

HIV Medicine Association of India
Dedicated to optimizing health outcomes for people with HIV / AIDS through India-specific, evidence-based treatment management guidelines, training, research, and advocacy.

HIV Positive People’s Networks in India

Humjinsi (Mumbai)
This organization of lesbian and bisexual women has a telephone help line, a resource center and helps to organize “Larzish — An International Film Festival of Sexuality and Gender Pluralities.”
E-mail: festival_humjinsi@hotmail.com

The Humsafar Trust
Workshops, programs and research projects that serve the gay and transgender community in Mumbai.

Lawyer’s Collective (New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore)
Provides free legal services, conducts advocacy and policy research on legal and human rights issues, and develops publications, documentation and trainings through their HIV/AIDS unit.

Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha (SANGRAM) (Sangli, Maharashtra)
SANGRAM focuses on HIV education and prevention work with female sex workers, but their programs also include the larger community, especially women and adolescents.
E-mail: san_meena@sancharnet.in

Sangama (Bangalore)
Sangama aims to assist sexual minorities through policy and advocacy initiatives, maintaining a library and documentation center and producing publications.

Solidarity and Action Against the HIV Infection in India
A clearing house for dissemination of research, advocacy, education, funding and training information relevant to fighting HIV in India.

Solution Exchange for the AIDS Community
United Nations-affiliated group made up of representatives from various organizations who work together on HIV prevention and care.

New Delhi

The Naz Foundation (India) Trust
Supports a clinic and home for HIV-positive women and their children.

PRISM
PRISM works on issues concerning sexual minorities through participation in collaborative policy/advocacy initiatives, public education campaigns and building alliances with other marginalized groups.
E-mail: prism_delhi@yahoo.co.in

Sangini
Sangini operates a telephone help line service for lesbians and women exploring their sexuality.

TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues)
Activities include running a telephone help line, developing public education and advocacy initiatives, producing publications on sexuality issues and hosting a sexuality resource center.

Indonesia

Q-munity (Jakarta)
Showcases art films dealing with homosexuality and HIV/AIDS at its annual gay-themed film festival.

Spiritia Foundation (Jakarta)
Provides quality care and support for people with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.
E-mail: yayasan_spiritia@yahoo.com

Japan

AIDS Clinical Center

AIDS Prevention Information Network

Asian AIDS/HIV Information Archive: Japan

HIVKensa

Life AIDS Project

Red Ribbon Sapporo
Provides HIV/AIDS outreach to gay men in Sapporo.

Korea

Korean Anti-AIDS Federation, Inc.
(In Korean)

Korean HIV/AIDS Prevention and Support Center
Provides HIV/AIDS testing, counseling and education in several languages, including Korean, English, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Thai and Mongolian.

Malaysia

Asia/Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations

Nepal

Asha Jyoti Sahayog Samuha (AJSS)
E-mail: ajssrupnepal@yahoo.com
Rupandehi-based support group for people living with HIV.

Blue Diamond Society (BDS) (Kathmandu)
This group conducts an STD and HIV prevention program specifically for gay men.

Women Acting Together for Change (WATCH)
E-mail: watchftp@wlink.com.np
Kathmandu-based organization focusing on women’s empowerment: organizes women’s groups, provides education on HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Women for Women Forum (WWF)
Aims to create awareness about local issues concerning women, including HIV prevention.
E-mail: wfwforum@hotmail.com

Pakistan

Aahung (Karachi)
A non-profit sexual health resource center.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws (Lahore)
Their “News and Views” section has articles on HIV in Muslim communities around the world.

Philippines

Network of Asia Pacific Youth (NAPY) (Quezon City)
Promotes the sexual and reproductive health and rights of Asia-Pacific youth.

Philippine NGOs
An extensive list of non-governmental organizations in the Philippines organized by region, many of which provide HIV services or are HIV organizations.

Manila

The Health Action Information Network (HAIN)
Involved in health education and research, it emphasizes reproductive health, including prevention of HIV.

Lesbian Advocates-Philippines (LeAP!)
Addresses human rights, sexuality, political participation, health and other gender-related issues and concerns.

Remdedios AIDS Foundation, Inc.
Provides counseling, training, education, prevention services, support services and clinical care.

Singapore

Action for AIDS Singapore

Sri Lanka

Companions on a Journey (Wattala)
This LGBT organization conducts HIV prevention activities and provides care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.
E-mail: coj@sri.lanka.net or ilgaasia@sri.lanka.net

Taiwan

Asian AIDS/HIV Information Archive: Taiwan

Light of Friendship AIDS Control Association of Taiwan

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association
Hotline and resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Offers peer counseling, support networks and a community resource center.

Thailand

Asian AIDS/HIV Information Archive: Thailand

Empower Foundation
Sex worker prevention and support group.

Ministry of Public Health Information Network of Thailand

Raks Thai Foundation
Previously CARE Thailand, Raks Thai operates several projects related to reproductive health and HIV.

Silom Community Clinic
Free HIV testing, counseling, early care and physician referrals.

Vietnam

Hanoi

Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender-Family-Women and Adolescent (CSAGA)
CSAGA addresses domestic violence, child abuse, drug addiction and family planning through free counseling programs, public education and research initiatives.
E-mail: tinhcamlinhtam@fpt.vn

Family Health International (FHI)
Works to strengthen governmental response to HIV/AIDS, expand prevention and education programs and support community-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS)
Conducts research, advocacy, information dissemination efforts and trainings in gender, sexuality, social development and health.

Population Council
The Population Council’s mission is to conduct research on reproductive health and contraceptive choice.

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