Sidaction was established for the development of the fight against AIDS by supporting programs for scientific and medical research, education, prevention, support, improve quality of life and care and support people living with HIV and / or their relatives, in France and in developing countries.
Founded in 1994, Sidaction is a group of researchers, caregivers and associative actors fight against AIDS with the aim of developing programs for scientific and medical research and prevention programs and assistance to patients in France and in developing countries. Sidaction is a registered charity since 1998 association. Sidaction also strives to uphold the position of patients and their families in the daily fight with the disease and promotes community health programs. Sidaction supports local associations in the long term by providing financial support and technical support for the implementation of projects to care for and support to patients.
Sidaction supports grassroots organizations, engaged in actions in which the patients and their families participate in community life at all levels. Direct assistance to patients is through privileged access to care and treatment programs, psychological and social support, support for orphans, etc.. The priority targets are the poorest, most vulnerable and hard to reach. The team of international programs Sidaction also provides technical support to the card associations it supports in the areas of financial, administrative and human resource management, and develops actions of capacity by proposing or supporting training projects for the voluntary staff.
Sidaction receives support from the French Development Agency, the Mayor of Paris, and private foundations. Among the French associations fighting against AIDS, Sidaction commitment is the largest in terms of budget and partnership. In 2012, Sidaction provided support to 77 organizations fighting against AIDS internationally and committed € 4.1 million to the fight against AIDS for countries with limited resources. In 2012, Sidaction supported scientific and medical programs to improve the quality of life and quality of care for a total of over 3.8 million. The majority of these projects clinical research and research in the social sciences. 31 projects to improve the quality of life and quality of care have been funded for more than € 650,000.