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The Body Factory

Understanding bugs and our bodies


How the immune system works

Introducing Vinnie the Virus

Introducing Vinnie
the virus


Vinnie in the Big Brother
T Cell House


What is the risk of HIV transmission during First Aid?

Pacific Medical Training have published guidelines on the first aid of people with HIV to enable care to be given without discrimination https://pacificmedicalacls.com/first-aid-for-people-with-HIV-AIDS.html


The Funding Network

www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk holds regular live crowdfunding events where members and guests can discover and engage with innovative charitable projects. As a pioneer of live crowdfunding, their events create a platform for donors of all levels to meet and collaborate with innovative and effective social change organisations.


www.aidsmap.com contains more original, daily news on developments in the world of HIV than any other HIV website. The site also includes searchable databases of HIV treatment and care, worldwide HIV organisation listings, and one of the most comprehensive ranges of patient information available on the web. Produced by NAM, an award-winning, UK community-based organisation.

Wola Nani

www.wolanani.co.za A caring response to HIV & AIDS in South Africa focusing on the needs of HIV-positive women and their children. Wola Nani's services aim to ease the burden of HIV by enabling people living with the virus to respond positively and attain the skills to develop their own coping strategies.

Central Africa's Rights & AIDS (CARA) Society

www.cara-online.org provides free counselling, legal advice, advocacy and referrals on HIVAIDS, cancer, diabetes, stroke, debt, immigration, welfare, housing, job search, translation, overseas aid, water and sanitation.


Golden Tapestry

www.goldentapestry.com A children's tapestry of hope that links primary and special needs schools across the Commonwealth to help foster understanding and friendship amongst people in different parts of the world.

World Medical Fund

www.worldmedicalfund.org Working with local communities to develop cost-effective, on the ground solutions to the problems faced by the world's most vulnerable children and make a difference in Africa.


African AIDS Helpline

www.africaninengland.org.uk Free confidential advice provided in the UK by the Black Health Agency. Tel: 0800 0967 500. Available in English, French, Shona, Luganda, Swahili and Portuguese.

Terrence Higgins Trust

www.tht.org.uk Leading HIV and AIDS charity in the UK, and the largest in Europe.


Mildmay international

www.mildmay.org.uk International HIV and AIDS charity specialising in care, training and service development.


www.edgeofafrica.com an award-winning volunteer project co-ordinator for gap year placements, work experience, and volunteer internships in Africa.

Ithemba Lobomi

www.ithembalobomi.org.za A non-profit organisation based in Thembalethu, George, South Africa, providing health and social care to those in need. Ithemba Lobomi provides direct services and support to HIV, TB, chronically ill patients, children, youth, orphans and vulnerable children and their families, striving to put the patient first and bring dignity to delivery of health and social services

Soul Beat Africa

www.comminit.com/africa Web-based information-sharing initiative about using communication for development and social change across Africa. Includes summaries of programme experiences, materials, evaluations, research, events and training opportunities, awards/funding, links and e- newsletters, submitted from organisations and individuals across the continent and the world. Its free fortnightly e-newsletter, The Soul Beat, highlights information summarised on the website.

DG Murray Trust

www.dgmt.co.za a South African foundation built on endowments from Douglas George Murray and his wife, Eleanor. It currently distributes about R100 million per year.