Useful Links in Malaysia

AIDS Action and Research Group (AARG)
The AIDS Action and Research Group is made up of lecturers and personnel of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang. Activities include AIDS education and awareness campaigns, seminars/workshops, training courses as well as research and counseling services that cater for people in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. AARG had recently expanded its services to the southern region by setting-up the Johor AIDS Action & Research Group (JAARG) in 2001.

Tel : 04 - 6565984 / 6565985 (DL Convenor)
Fax : 04 - 6565984 / 6565985
E-mail : aargusm@po.jaring.my
Website : http://aargusm.tripod.com
Contact : Prof Madya Dr Ismail Baba

All Women's Action Society (AWAM)
AWAM is an indepedent feminist organisation committed to improving the lives of women in Malaysia. Its work include advocating and lobbying for improved legistation and policies on gender-related issues in Malaysia, and providing a range of services for women in crisis. These services range from a crisis help-line, referral program as well as legal clinics. Through AWAM's public education and awareness programs, issues, related to women and HIV/AIDS are being highlighted and integrated into the common agenda.

Tel : 03-7877 4221
Fax : 03-7874 3312
E-mail : awam@awam.org.my
Website : http://awam.org.my
Contact : Miss.Judith Loh-Koh, Executive Director

Association of Malaysian Medical Assistants
The Association of Malaysian Medical Assistants is a voluntary professional body established in 1986. Its aim is to increase the professional knowledge of medical assistants by providing updates to members regarding the latest medical developments. Previously, the HIV/AIDS 'Train the Trainers' program was conducted in order to disseminate proper HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness among its members.

Tel : 03 - 8883 2188
Fax : 03 - 8883 2210
E-mail : ma_pppm@yahoo.com
Contact : Hj Jaafar Md Shariff, Hon. Secretary

Bar Council
The Bar Council contributes toward HIV/AIDS issues through its involvement with the Law, Ethics and Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Malaysian AIDS Council, the Legal Aid Clinics as well as the kind initiatives of individual lawyers committed to HIV/AIDS issues.

Tel : 03 - 2031 3003
Fax : 03 - 2034 2825 / 2026 1313 / 2072-5818
E-mail : council@malaysianbar.org.my
Website : http://www.malaysianbar.org.my/
Contact : Ms Catherine Eu, Consultant

Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia (BMSM)
BMSM conducts basic HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns with the sole aim of strengthening the Buddhist community's understanding of the AIDS pandemic. Its other aims are to mobilize the organization's branches throughout Malaysia and spread HIV/AIDS prevention messages, while at the same time, sensitizing the Buddhist community about issues related to People Living with HIV/AIDS.

Tel : 03 - 2273 0150
Fax : 03 - 2274 0245
E-mail : bmsm@po.jaring.my
Website : http://www.bmsm.org.my/
Contact : Mr Ang Choo Hong, KSD, PPT, President

Buddies Society Of Ipoh
Tel/Fax : 05-5499106
E-mail : hivbuddiesipoh@hotmail.com
Contact : Ms.Pamela Phang Kooi Yoong, Honorary Secrectary

Community AIDS Service Penang (CASP)
CASP is involved in public education, counseling, training of volunteers, outreach work with marginalized communities, provision of emotional/psychological support to People Living with HIV/AIDS as well as many other HIV/AIDS-related activities. Targeted toward the northern region populations of Peninsular Malaysia, CASP also organizes World AIDS Day as an annual major event to make their services known to the public and at the same time, gather more support for the common cause.

Tel : 04 - 6561554 / 6560935
Fax : 04 - 656 1017
E-mail : casp@streamyx.com
Contact : Mr PR Selvarajan, Chairman

Catholic Welfare Services (CWS)
Tel : 03-20783589
Fax : 03-20788010
E-mail : nohdkl@tri-isys.com
Website : www.cwsnohd.org
Contact : Mr.Alex Arokiam, Welcome Community Home Coordinator

Federation of Family Planning Associations Malaysia (FFPAM)
FFPAM is a leading NGO in sexual and reproductive health in Malaysia. It advocates and promotes HIV/AIDS awareness and education via RHAM (Reproductive Health of Adolescents Module), a training tool developed for trainers as well as peer educators, integrating HIV/AIDS and sexual health. FFPAM was also involved in developing the AIDS/STD Module for Family Life Education. One milestone was setting up the 'Buddies of Ipoh' project by the Perak Family Planning Association. HIV/AIDS information is also provided at state outlets via FFPAM youth clinics and youth advisory centers.

Tel : 03 - 5633 7514 / 16 / 28
Fax : 03 - 5634 6638
E-mail : ffpam2@tm.net.my or ffpam@ffpam.org.my
Website : http://www.ffpam.org.my
Contact : Ms Yeap Meng Chee, Chairman, Education Committee, FFPA

Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia (PPIM)
The Islamic Medical Association Malaysia, comprising of Muslim doctors, nurses, paramedics and medical students, established a halfway house called 'Rumah Solehah' for HIV positive women and children in June 1998. It aims to provide assistance and temporary shelter for HIV positive women who have been abandoned by their families.

Tel/Fax : 03 - 9172 1533
E-mail : abdhaq@pl.jaring.my or jeffrey@mail.hukm.ukm.my
Website : http://www.ppim.org.my
Contact : Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, President

Intan Drop-in Society, Teluk Intan
The Society is a new affiliate that aims to provide shelter for clients with HIV/AIDS and abandoned by their families from around the Perak state area. Direct services will be carried out via established networks with the Teluk Intan Hospital.

Tel : 05 - 621 9361
E-mail : jdev@pl.jaring.my
Contact : Ms Jaya Kuttan, Chairman

Kota Kinabalu AIDS Support Services Association (KASIH)
Tel : 088 - 224600 / 088-224200
Fax : 088 - 224200
E-mail : kasih88@streamyx.com
Contact : Dr Fong Siew Moy, President

Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services (KLASS)
KLASS was formed to provide support services for People Living with HIV/AIDS, concentrating on the Chinese-speaking community. Services include counseling, referrals, temporary shelter, and support group sessions for those infected and affected. KLASS also organizes HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns from time to time.

Tel : 03 - 4045 6681
Fax : 03 - 4045 2861
E-mail : klass4u@streamyx.com
Contact : Mr Andrew Tan, Hon Secretary

Malaysian CARE (MCARE)
Malaysian CARE provides care and support services for drug users through its Drug Rehabilitation and Prison Services as well as Drop-in Center located in Petaling Jaya. Outreach to prisoners, drug rehabilitation centers, streets, homes and hospitals are conducted regularly, by which dissemination of information covering spiritual and educational areas (including HIV/AIDS) are done.

Tel : 03 - 9058 2102
Fax : 03 - 9058 4057
E-Mail : mail@malaysiancare.org
Website : www.malaysiancare.org
Contact : Pax Tan -Senior Director-Drug Rehab & Prison Services

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Sikhism (MCCBCHS)
The Consultative Council, which represents four of the major religious communities in Malaysia, aims to reach out to the general public regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS via its various religious leaders.

Tel : 03 - 4041 4669
Fax : 03 - 4044 7304
E-mail : hsangam@po.jaring.my
Contact : Datuk A Vaithilingam, Member

Malaysian Dental Association (MDA)
MDA provides updates for dental practitioners (dentists, dental nurses, dental surgical assistants) on Standardized Cross Infection Procedures as well as training on Infection Control Techniques. Branches across the north, south and east coast of Malaysia also conduct a number of HIV/AIDS seminars/workshops.

Tel : 03 - 2095 1532 / 1495
Fax : 03 - 2094 4670
E-mail : mda@streamyx.com
Website : http://www.mda.org.my/
Contact : Dr.Wong Foot Meow, President

Malaysian Indian Youth Council (MIYC)
MIYC is committed towards activating and empowering Indian youths. MIYC has integrated HIV/AIDS educational talks/seminars/workshops within its leadership training and educational programs for Malaysian youths in and out of school, in order to create awareness as well as develop peer educators among the participants.

Tel : 03 - 4280 1600
Fax : 03 - 4270 3050
E-mail : indianyouth@hotmail.com
Contact : M.Uthaya Kumar, Hon. Sec MIYC

Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)
MMA concentrates on education and awareness of HIV/AIDS (talks and forums) for medical professionals as well as the general public. Its main role is to educate and update doctors on recent development and news regarding HIV/AIDS (epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, treatment, etc)

Tel : 03 - 4041 8972 / 1375 / 4042 0617 / 4043 1740
Fax : 03 - 4041 8187 / 4043 4444
E-mail : mma@tm.net.my
Contact : Dr H H Doshi - Chairman, MMA AIDS Sub-Committee

Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA)
MMHA is generally involved in education, awareness and counseling of mental health. The HIV/AIDS education program is conducted through its teenage development and adventure camps, which aims to create awareness about a healthy lifestyle, hazards of peer pressure as well as HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. These camps, conducted through workshops and small discussion groups, using young facilitators as role models, has proven quite successful.

Tel : 03 - 7782 5499
Fax : 03 - 7783 5432
E-mail : mmha@tm.net.my
Website : http://www.mentalhealth.org.my/
Contact : Ms Valerie Jaques

Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS)
The Malaysian Red Crescent Society's HIV/AIDS education is carried out via its National Blood, HIV/AIDS & Drug Abuse Committee. One of their popular programs is the 'Program Remaja Sihat & Sejahtera', which involves training a pool of youth peer educators. As the society covers many states in Malaysia, HIV/AIDS education has been imparted in numerous schools, clubs and among its members.

Tel : 03 - 4257 8122 / 8227 / 8159 / 8236 / 8348
Fax : 03 - 4253 3191 / 4257 9867
E-mail : secgen@redcresent.org.my
Website : http://www.redcrescent.org.my/
Contact : Dato Dr Hj Bahari, National Chairman Blood Programme, HIV/AIDS & Drug Abuse Committee

Malaysian Youth Council (MYC)
The Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) is the national umbrella body of youth organizations in Malaysia. MYC aims to realize the objectives of the National Youth Development Policy and work closely with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. MYC conducts various programs for youth, which include healthy lifestyle campaigns and exhibitions where HIV/AIDS information is being included.

Tel : 03 - 9173 2761 / 63
Fax : 03 - 9173 2759
E-Mail : mbm@belia.org.my
Website : http://www.belia.org.my/
Contact : Encik. Shamsul Anuar Haji Nasarah, President

Malaysian Hindu Youth Council (MHYC)
MHYC is a youth-based organization established with the sole objective of creating empowered Indian youth possessing leadership qualities. Through its leadership and motivational camps, MHYC conducts training sessions regarding youth-related issues (including HIV/AIDS) for its members nationwide.

Tel / Fax : 03 - 2694 3772
E-mail : vy27@yahoo.com / umadevi_gobal@yahoo.com
Website : www.hinduyouth.com.my
Contact : Mr Vijivan-Gen Secretary

National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO)
The NCWO is the consulting, coordinating and advisory body for its affiliated women's organizations. Its main goal is to encourage women's organizations and activate them across a broader area/scope down to the grassroots levels in order to eliminate the major disadvantages and inequalities that affect women.

Tel : 03 - 2694 8246
Fax : 03 - 2694 8245
E-mail : ncwohq@newwomen.net
Portal Address : http://www.newwomen.net
Website : http://www.ncwo.org.my/
Contact : Puan Faridah Khalid (Timbalan Yang DiPertua)

National Therapy Center (NTC AIDS Service Center)
NTC provides counseling as well as treatment alternatives.

Tel : 03 - 7982 0996
Fax : 03 - 7981 3378
E-mail : jkschew@excite.com
Contact : Dr Jannie Chew, Executive Director

Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM)
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Society of Malaysia plays an important role in the education of mothers and families on HIV/AIDS, particularly within the realm of maternity hospitals.

Tel : 03 - 6201 3009
Fax : 03 - 6201 7009
E-mail : ogsm@po.jaring.my
Website : http://www.ogsm.org.my
Contact : Dr Gunasegaran, President

Persatuan Pengasih Malaysia (PENGASIH)
PENGASIH (Organization of Reformed Drug Users) runs a drug rehabilitation program based on the concept of therapeutic rehabilitation of the community. Services include day-care facilities, referrals for detoxification, individual and group motivational counseling, after-care referrals and outreach programs. HIV/AIDS education and counseling modules have been integrated actively in all their programs as a response to the rapid spread of HIV amongst intravenous drug users.

Tel : 03 - 6201 3179 / 0287
Fax : 03 - 6201 3013 / 5940
E-mail : info@pengasih.net or amelia@pengasih.net
Website : http://www.pengasih.net/
Contact : En Jaafar Daud, Manager

Persatuan Perantaraan Pesakit-Pesakit Kelantan (SAHABAT)
SAHABAT was established in 1999 with the goal of providing direct HIV/AIDS-related services for the people of Kelantan who have been infected or affected by HIV. Currently, members of SAHABAT conduct outreach to hospitals, homes, and drug- rehab centers in order to disseminate HIV/AIDS information and referrals to their clients.

Tel : 09 - 7472 119 / 012-9620656
Fax : 09 - 7502 504
Email : wnazirah@kck.usm.my
Contact : Datuk Mohd Zaman Khan bin Rahim Khan, President

Pertubuhan Kumpulan Sokong Bantu & Khidmat Nasihat Dadah Pahang (DIC Kuantan)
Tel : 09 - 513 2829
Fax : 09 - 513 6539
Email : dicpahang@yahoo.com
Contact : En Abdullah Khalid Hj Hashim, Secretary

Pertubuhan Kebajikan Intan Zon Kehidupan Johor Bahru (INTAN LIFEZONE)
Tel/Fax : 07-228 1885
Email : abraham_shirley@hotmail.com
Contact : Abraham Prathap Rajaratnam, President.

Pertubuhan Komuniti Intan, Teluk Intan (PKI)
Tel : 05-621 9361
Fax : 05 - 6219 361
E-mail : pkintan@yahoo.com
Contact : Hajah Suraban Hamid-Hon Sec

PT Foundation (PTF)
PT Foundation or better known as the Pink Triangle, is involved in community-based work on HIV/AIDS and sexuality. Programs are targeted at six marginalized groups - People Living with HIV/AIDS, drug users, sex workers, transsexuals, gay men and lesbians. Support services (temporary shelter, day care, basic medical care, counseling, information, referrals) are provided by its drop-in centers. Pink Triangle was also the first NGO that established 'Positive Living', a support group that offers care and support for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Malaysia.

Tel : 03 - 4044 4611
Fax : 03 - 4044 4622
E-mail : ptf@ptfmalaysia.org
Contact : En Hisham Hussein, Chairman

Sarawak AIDS Concern Society (SACS)
Affiliated to the Council in March 1999, SACS is involved in educating the people of Sarawak about HIV/AIDS via public education campaigns (talks/seminars) as well as direct outreach programs. SACS also aims to develop culturally relevant materials (IEC) for significant portions of multi-ethnic groups in Sarawak.

Tel : 082 - 233 173
E-mail : mysacs@mysacs.org / mysacs_org@yahoo.com.my
Website: www.mysacs.org
Contact : Nancy Serimathi, Secretary

Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (SCAH)
The Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall conducts talks/seminars/exhibitions (in Mandarin) for its members with the aim of creating awareness amongst Chinese-speaking Malaysians.

Tel : 03 - 2274 6645
Fax : 03 - 2272 4089
E-mail : info@scah.org.my
Website : http://www.scah.org.my
Contact : Mr Lye Chee Peng, Chairman, The SCAH Welfare Committee

Selangor and Federal Territory Family Planning Association
Activities conducted by the Selangor and Federal Territory Family Planning Association are in line with those carried out by FFPAM. In addition, the Youth Resource Center volunteers have actively contributed toward educating youngsters regarding HIV/AIDS awareness.

Tel : 03 - 2274 3489 / 03 - 2272 5817
Fax : 03 - 2273 8901
E-mail : fpaswp@streamyx.com
Website : www.ffpam.org/my/selangor
Contact : Mrs Doris John, State FPA Manager

Shekinah Home
Shekinah Home is Christian-based and provides temporary shelter, counseling as well as general care and support for drug dependents, including those who are HIV positive.

Tel : 06 - 335 6345 / 016-641 1222
Fax : 06-335 0243
E-mail : aaron_maghandran@yahoo.com
Contact : Bro Aaron Maghendran, Director

Soroptimist International Club of Bangsar (SICB)
SICB started its AIDS preventive projects in 1994. SICB has put together a training manual on AIDS Education for teenagers, targeting those between the ages of 12 and 17. The manual provides factual information on HIV/AIDS, the modes of transmission, etc.

Tel : 016 - 285 0740
E-mail : ysimc@pd.jaring.my or simchan@peoplenetassociates.com
Contact : Ms Sim Chan

St John Ambulance of Malaysia (SJAM)
The Nursing Technical Wing of St. John, in consultation with the National Training Wing, conducts HIV/AIDS education campaigns for its members, with the hope that they will further apply this knowledge and skills together with the correct attitude when providing First Aid and Home Nursing services.

Tel : 03 - 9285 1576
Fax : 03 - 9283 8075
E-mail : admin@sjam.org.my
Website : http://www.sjam.org.my/
Contact : Pn Habidah Isa, Head Nurse

Tenaganita
Tenaganita is a women's organization representing the rights of local and migrant women workers in Malaysia. Outreach and collective actions on intervention programs are organized for women in high-risk groups. Tenaganita is particularly active in advocating the rights of migrant workers in plantations and industrial sectors by way of handling cases, providing legal counseling/support as well as conducting research and intervention programs on HIV/AIDS.

Tel : 03 - 2691 3691 / 2697 3671
Fax : 03 - 2691 3681
E-mail : tenaganita@yahoo.co.uk
Website : http://www.tenaganita.net/
Contact : Ms Aegile Fernandez, Coordinator Bathmaloshanee Muniandy - Program Officer

The Estate Hospital Assistants Association, Peninsular Malaysia (EHAA)
The Education Committee of EHAA is actively involved in HIV/AIDS prevention amongst the plantation community. Activities include talks and seminars for the rural population, including foreign workers and government land scheme groups.

Tel : 03 - 3344 0691
Fax : 03 - 3344 3848
E-mail : naga58@tm.net.my or nagappan@fcm.fcl.fujitsu.com
Contact : Mr Naggappan P. - President

Women's Aid Organization (WAO)
WAO provides refuge and counseling for women in crisis, this includes battered women and their children, single mothers and foreign domestic workers. WAO is also involved in public education campaigns to create awareness on issues relating to women, which includes sexual and reproductive health. The HIV/AIDS education module is incorporated into its campaign for the sexual rights of women.

Tel : 03 - 7955 4426
Fax : 03 - 7956 3237
E-mail : wao@po.jaring.my
Website : http://www.wao.org.my/
Contact : Ms Ivy Josiah, Executive Director

Women and Health Association of Kuala Lumpur (WAKE)
WAKE is a women's organization that provides shelter and care for women and children with HIV/AIDS or reproductive health problems who are homeless or abandoned by their families. The services include emotional support and care to all residents and clients, visits to hospitals and homes as well as counseling.

Tel : 03 - 2692 6861
Fax : 03 - 2692 6877
E-mail : wakekl@tm.net.my
Contact : Mr.Abu Bakar bin Jalaluddin, President

Youth With A Mission Malaysia (YWAM)
YWAM conducts street outreach and operates a day-care center called 'Kawan' near Pudu in Kuala Lumpur. Most of its clients are drug users, including HIV positive individuals.

Tel : 03 - 8075 9824 / 8076 4116
Fax : 03 - 8070 4187
E-mail : ywamkl@streamyx.com or ywammno@pd.jaring.my
Website : http://members.tripod.com/ywam_kl/
Contact : Elisha Tan, Director

Useful Links International

http://www.avert.org/
AVERT.org is the most accessed HIV & AIDS web site in the world. The number of visitors has increased massively over recent years, and keeps on rising.The website is run by AVERT, an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK which, before the days of the internet, used to produce informational booklets, posters and fliers giving people the information they needed to protect themselves from HIV

http://www.unaids.org/
UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response to help the world prevent new HIV infections, care for people living with HIV, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic.

http://www.who.int/hiv/en/
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends

www.doeshivlooklikeme.org
Features stories of young adults living with HIV and their effort plus campaign to fight the stigma and misconception of the public.

www.worldaidsday.com
Support the campaign organized to help and cherish the positives, especially those kids living in Africa.

www.aidsmap.com/cms1000229.asp
The treatments and care for fighting HIV, a rough idea and information on further treatment before you meet your doctor.