Edited by Tetsunao Yamamori, David Dageforde, and Tina Bruner
Published by Authentic Media in partnership with World Vision Press
ISBN: 1 932805 11 7
Copyright 2003

A practical guide for primary health care personnel in the clinical and supportive care of people with HIV/AIDS (4th edition)
By Dr. Clive Evian
Published by Jacana Media (E-mail: marketing@jacana.co.za)
ISBN: 1 919931 74 0
Copyright: 2003

How to Become HIV+: Guidelines for the Local Church
Author: Johan Mostert, D. Phil (with Marcia Ball, Ed.D. and Jenni Cerullo, Ph.D.)
Publisher: Kerus Global Education (Order from www.becomehivpositive.com)
ISBN:  978 1 934318-05-8
Copyright: 2010

This book shares that “heart transformation” within the church regarding HIV/AIDS is possible. This is done through the sharing of personal stories, experiences and programs within its pages. The units in the book are broken down into 5 sections: Introductory Issues, Theological Issues, Prevention Strategies, Community Strategies and Mobilizing the Church to Transform Our Communities. A must read for any pastor or community leader involved in outreach to the AIDS community.

By Leana Uys and Sue Cameron
Published by Oxford Southern Africa
ISBN: 0 19 578198 8
Copyright 2003

By Reuben Granich, M.D., M.P.H., and Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H.
Published by Hesperian Foundation
ISBN: 0 942364 40 6
Copyright 2001

The Called to Care Series is an initiative of the Strategies for Hope Trust. This is a series of 10 books which are geared to be a tool kit of practical, action-oriented booklets and mini-manuals on issues related to HIV/AIDS.  They are designed for use by church leaders, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.  The purpose of the material is to enable pastors, priests, religious sisters and brothers, lay church leaders and their congregations and communities to:

  1. Reflect on and understand the spiritual, theological ethical, health, social and practical implications of the HIV epidemic and the Christian call to respond with compassion.
  2. Overcome the stigma, silence, discrimination, denial, fear and inertia that inhibit church and community action to address HIV/AIDS-related issues more effectively.
  3. Guide their congregations and communities through a process of learning and change, leading to practical church-based actions to help individuals, families and communities reduce the spread of HIV and mitigate the impact of the HIV epidemic.

There are 10 titles in the series and they are as follows:

  1. Positive Voices: Religious leaders living with or personally affected by HIV/AIDS
  2. Making It Happen: A Guide to help your congregation do HIV/AIDS work
  3. Time to Talk: A guide to family life in the age of AIDS
  4. Pastoral Action on HIV/AIDS
  5. Community Action on HIV and AIDS
  6. The Child Within: Connecting with children who have experienced grief and loss
  7. Call to Me: How the Bible speaks in the age of AIDS
  8. My Life Starting Now: Knowledge and skills for young adolescents
  9. More and Better Food: Farming, climate change, health and the AIDS epidemic

In South Africa – these are available through the Christian Literature Fund, Private Bag X19, Wellington 7654.  Phone is 021 873 6964, Fax is 021 864 3678.  You can also visit their website (in English or Afrikaans) or e-mail them at info@clf.co.za.  These books are listed individually (not as a set) under the Products section (books).  Cost is presently R45 per book (approximately $5).  Banking details are also available on this website.

For those in other countries – visit the Strategies for Hope website.

AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity, based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide, through education, treatment and care. The website is full of articles on HIV/AIDS (different topics of interest), statistics and history of the AIDS pandemic in many African countries, photos, games, stories and a scientific explanation of the inner workings of the HI virus. Very informative and interesting!

This site is dedicated to children and AIDS. News reports, blogs, multimedia presentations and stories of hope. Information can be selected by country through the use of an interactive map. Also available on the site are links to peer-reviewed research articles and a list of conferences addressing pediatric AIDS and AIDS research.

Focuses mainly on women and children issues such as prevention of mother-to-child transmission, diet/nutrition, etc. Lots of downloads, research articles, journal articles by region.