Reference libraries, located in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, serve as informational resources on HIV/AIDS, gender, sexuality, sexual health, reproductive health, human rights, social services, and other relevant areas. The reference library offers a mobile service through the Coalition Based Advocacy Project, with the aim of reaching agencies and individuals with limited access to information. From April 2010 to March 2011, 40 mobile library services were conducted and nearly 1,626 individuals utilized these library services.
SAATHII’s Electronic Forum (E-Forum), which first started in 2000, serves as a common channel for communication, networking and advocacy around HIV/AIDS in India. The e-forum disseminates updates on HIV/AIDS behavioral, basic sciences, and clinical research that are relevant to resource-limited settings as well as India-specific news, job opportunities, trainings, and funding announcements. The SAATHII listserv has over 3,000 members from various sectors, including NGOs, government agencies, PLHIV networks, academia, health professionals, and activists from around the world.
AIDS InfoNet is a project of the New Mexico AIDS Education and Training Center in the Infectious Diseases Division of the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine. AIDS InfoNet is an on-line HIV/AIDS information website that facilitates the availability of HIV/AIDS information in non-technical and local languages, to those without direct access to treatment education or those who wish to maintain their privacy and confidentiality.
Using Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for building the capacities of HIV/AIDS service providers in India
SAATHII’s Information Communication Technologies (ICT) project was funded through the ICT R&D grants competition organized by Asian Media Information and Communications Centre (AMIC), Singapore, on behalf of the Pan Asia Networking Program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, the Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC). The project took place from 2004 to 2006, although several of the ICT initiatives are still operating.