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The World Health Organization (WHO) developed this handbook in collaboration with:

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Kampala, Uganda
Nsambya Hospital, Order of St Francis, Kampala, Uganda
Salvation Army Chikankata Mission Hospital, Mazabuka, Zambia

Their valuable contribution is gratefully acknowledged.

Special recognition is given to TASO and its Executive Director, Noerine Kaleeba, for the innovative ways they have found of communicating and working with people with AIDS. These include the development of a story with pictures that TASO has used and refined, based on the responses of people living with AIDS, their families and community members. The TASO story formed the basis of the story told in Chapters Two, Three and Four of this handbook.

A booklet called Living with AIDS in the Community was the source of several ideas and drawings used in this handbook, including the faces revealing the variety of feelings about AIDS. WHO wishes to thank the organizations in Uganda (the National AIDS Programme, TASO and the country offices of UNICEF and WHO) for publishing this booklet and for sharing its contents. A revised WHO/UNICEF version of this booklet is now available - see the resource list at the back of this handbook.

Acknowledgement is also given to Sharon McDonnell and to the following for their contribution during the field-testing of this handbook: Rebecca Bunell, Sam Mulindwa, Francis Mubiru and Molly Eriki from TASO; Miriam Duggan and Jody Blanchard from Nsambya; Clement Chela from Chikankata; and Pascal Kwapa from the National AIDS Programme, Zambia.

The assistance given to the WHO Global Programme on AIDS by a number of other WHO units and programmes is also gratefully acknowledged.