AIDES[1] is a French community-based non-profit organisation that was founded in 1984 by Daniel Defert following the death of his lifelong companion Michel Foucault. The name is a word play on aides ((several) helps in French) and AIDS.

Its aim is to bring people living with HIV/AIDS together with their loved ones and peers into an organized entity dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS and to defend the rights of people and communities affected by this disease.[2]

As of 2007, AIDES is active in France in 100 cities with 400 staff members and more than 1000 registered and trained volunteers. It is the largest non-governmental organization in France working on HIV issues[3], by number of activists and budget. It is considered one of the main observers of the epidemic in France[4]. Internationally, AIDES has developed strong partnerships with fellow community-based NGOs in Africa, in Europe and in Canada (Quebec) to strengthen the role of civil society by sharing best practices and to jointly advocate for global access to care and prevention[5]. It also developed a parntership with the UN Programme on HIV/AIDS[6]


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Message album

Studio album by AIDES (charity)
Released 22 February 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Various artists

In February 2010, AIDES released the album Message with the partiipation of 33 artists covering various songs as well as 15 radio personalities.

The songs included "If" by the Collectif Artistes with Daniel Powter, M Pokora, Caroline Costa, Natasha St Pier, Justin Nozuka, Sofia Essaidi, Lara Fabian, Anggun, Tom Frager, Christophe Willem, Jenifer, Bob Sinclar, Joachim Garraud.

There is also "No comment" with comments by the French radio personalities of Animateur FM Matinales, including Nikos Aliagas, Mustapha, Florian Gazan, Marc-Olivier Fogiel, Manu Lévy, Laurent Petitguillaume, Stéfan Caza, Christophe Nicolas, Léa Margot, MarcLeval, Bruno Guillon, Philippe Llado et Frédéric Ferrer.

Other individual songs:

  • Jenifer: "Rock’n Roll Suicide" (David Bowie)
  • Christophe Willem vs Cutee B: "Sex Crime" (Eurythmics)
  • Dj Cuteeb: revue
  • M. Pokora: "Talking About a Revolution" (T. Chapman)
  • Sofia Essaïdi: "C’était l'hiver" (F. Cabrel)
  • Caroline Costa: "Ben" (Michael Jackson)
  • Tom Frager & Gwayav: "Could You Be Loved" (Bob Marley)
  • Bob Sinclair: "Peace Song" (new song)
  • DJ Joachim Garraud: "It’s Only Love"
  • Victoria Abril: "La vie en rose"
  • Sliimy: "Walk This Way" (Aerosmith)
  • Anggun: "Plus je t’embrasse" (B. Dearie)
  • Lara Fabian: "Amoureuse" (Veronique Sanson)
  • Elie Semoun & Elsa Lunghini: "Puisque vous partez en voyage" (Françoise Hardy and Jacques Dutronc)
  • Natasha St Pier: "Hallelujah"

Notes and references

  1. ^ Aides means "support" in French
  2. ^ "Values and principles" on the official site, (French)
  3. ^ UNAIDS statement on Marty-Lavauzelle's death
  4. ^ 2002 report on sexual behaviors by gay people by the INVS, official French health organization]
  5. ^ (French) 2001 UNAIDS report
  6. ^ Towards the creation of strategic partnerships by UNAIDS, Guidance Note for the United Nations Resident Coordinator System on HIV/AIDS in the UN Workplace, (French) 1995 UNAIDS report
  7. ^ (French) Official statistics
  8. ^ AIDES prevention TV-spot
  9. ^ (French)

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