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close this bookHIV/AIDS Networking Guide - A comprehensive resource for individuals and organisations who wish to build, strengthen or sustain a network (International Council of AIDS Service Organisations, 1997, 48 p.)
close this folderChapter 1 - Networking for a More Effective Response To HIV and AIDS
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentWhat Do We Mean by Networking?
View the documentCharacteristics of a Network
View the documentWhat Are the Benefits of Networking?
View the documentWhy Network?
View the documentNetwork Activities
View the documentOrganizational Features of AIDS Networks
View the documentThe ICASO Story
View the documentPHA Involvement in AIDS Networks
View the documentEnsuring the Inclusion of People with HIV/AIDS In AIDS Networks
View the documentNetworking for Mutual Support


Those of us who are involved in HIV/AIDS work network because the problems that we are trying to address are too large for any of us as individuals or organizations to face on our own. We need help, we need encouragement, we need to feel that we are not alone. Yet it is not for moral and psychological support that we seek out others engaged in similar pursuits. The ethical, technical, and managerial demands of the challenges of HIV and AIDS are on such a scale that we can only address them by cooperating as much as possible.

This chapter gives background information on the process of networking and networks. It includes:

What Do We Mean by Networking;
Characteristics of a Network;
What are the Benefits of Networking;
Network Activities;
Organizational Features of AIDS Networks; and

PHA Involvement in AIDS Networks.