Whilst a handful of UN agencies and governmental organizations
are working in HIV/AIDS, most of these are non-governmental, and were set up by
people whose work may directly impact on vaccine development and human trials.
They are usually adventurous/activist in nature and have little patience for the
bureaucracy and red tape surrounding vaccine development and trials. Make no
mistake about it: chances of successful vaccine trials diminish if you do not
have the support of these organizations. You can obtain the names of such groups
from the ministry of health or the national AIDS control programme. You can also
search keywords such as 'AIDS support groups' or 'AIDS activists'
on the Internet.
Again, if you have no access to the Internet, local foreign
embassies and donor agencies will assist you in getting contact