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There is also an older listserve for activist discussions:

AIDSACT _________________________________________________________ see also HEALTHGAP List ..[below]
e-mail List for AIDS Activists

AIDSACT is an electronic mailing list for AIDS activists (established after the Vancouver AIDS Conference in 1996) providing a means of communication for AIDS activists who address AIDS as a POLITICAL crisis.

AIDSACT grew out of an earlier list, which ACT UP chapters and other organizations and activists used to plan actions at the Eleventh International Conference on AIDS in Vancouver.

To subscribe to AIDSACT, send a message to:


with no subject and a one-line message body in the form

subscribe AIDSACT First Last

where "First" and "Last" are your first and last names.

IMPORTANT: AIDSACT List is automatated...

To unsubscribe from AIDSACT:

DO NOT send a message to this list

DO send a message to: listproc@critpath.org

There should be no subject in the message

In the BODY of the message, type: unsubscribe aidsact your email << write your email address .

This message must be sent from the account you used to subscribe to aidsact, and the email you list must be the exact email addess that is subscribed to the list.

If for some reason it does not seem to work, despite followoing these instructions, please send an email directly to aalstman@critpath.org asking to be removed, and you will be removed manually in 48-72 hours. (However, automatic unsubbing is preferred.)

***************** SUBMITTING MESSAGES ******************

To submit a message for redistribution, send it to:



Moderation Guidelines:

The AIDSACT mailing list provides a means of communication for AIDS activists who address AIDS as a political crisis. AIDSACT is not for the non-political discussion of science and medicine. Neither is it for the political discussion of non-AIDS issues.

Use the following guidelines to determine whether or not your message is suitable for redistribution to AIDSACT.

***DO NOT send messages containing personal attacks. If you want to criticize another list member, do it by private mail.

***DO NOT send messages that are irrelevant to the purpose of the list. The AIDSACT list exists for issues and information related to AIDS as a political crisis. It is not a forum for discussing treatments or the mechanics of harm reduction except to the extent that they have political implications.

***DO NOT send administrative messages to the list. You can handle most administrative issues automatically with listproc. The rare administrative problem that listproc cannot handle should be sent to listowner --never to the list.

***DO NOT send messages in any format other than seven-bit ASCII text. In general, avoid special characters of any kind, including true quotes, true apostrophes, characters with diacritical marks, and ligatures. Do not send messages with attached files or other enclosures. In addition, do not use "tabs."

***AVOID sending "unsigned" messages. Always include your real name and Internet mail address so that readers will know the authors of messages they are reading.

***AVOID sending overly long messages to the list. Such messages are difficult to read and cost many people money to download through slow modems. If you have a text that you think might interest list members, summarize its contents to the list with an offer to forward it to anyone who expresses interest by private Internet mail.

***AVOID sending messages of minimal significance, such as "I agree" or "Wow." If you want to send such replies about a message, send them to the author, not to the list.

***AVOID replying to a message with excessive quoting of that message. Quote only the particular section of the message to which you are replying. Summarize a message when you are replying to it in general. List members will likely have read it already and do not need to see it again.

***AVOID sending requests for additional information about a topic to the list. Send them to the author of the message unless you are sure the information will be of interest to other list members.

If you have technical questions, contact the listowner, aalstman@critpath.org



Health GAP Coalition email LIST


The Health GAP Coalition now has an internet discussion list.

To subscribe, send an e-mail to


with the following message in the BODY of the e-mail:

subscribe healthgap < your name >.

The subject line of the message should be left blank.

If you're having any problems with the list, please send a message to richard@atdn.org - please don't send any technical queries to the whole list.

To unsubscribe from this list, send an email message to
listproc@critpath.org, leave the subject line blank, the message should read:

unsubscribe healthgap


The Health GAP (Global Access Project) Coalition
organizing list is generously hosted by the Critical Path AIDS Project.

The Health GAP Coalition was started by New York physician Alan Berkman with help from members of Doctors Without Borders, ACT UP/New York, ACT UP/Philadelphia, Search for a Cure, Ralph Nader's Consumer Project on Technology, AIDS TREATMENT NEWS, and many others. During the next year the Health GAP Coalition will mobilize around the World AIDS Conference (in Durban, South Africa, July 9-14, 2000) on issues of dramatically increasing worldwide access to AIDS treatments of all kinds.

This list is for members of the Health GAP Coalition, for purposes of communication and organizing. The list is currently unmoderated, please attempt to keep posts civil and on-topic.

For more information see the Health GAP Website

Also, please do not send to this list:

* Messages which should go to one person

* Unsubscribe messages (instead, to unsubscribe from this list, send an email message to listproc@critpath.org, leave the subject line blank, the message should read: unsubscribe healthgap)

* Personal insults/"flame wars."

Before sending a message, ask yourself whether it will be useful to the activists on this list. Specifically note:

1. This list is for public postings, suitable to be forwarded anywhere, of the public documents, testimony, press releases, news articles, etc. of the Health GAP Coalition.

2. On a limited basis, people may post requests for assistance or information not available on the Coalition's Website, or may circulate proposals for campaigns or drafts of public documents IF BROAD INPUT IS NECESSARY.

3. But for more specific details of the Coalition's day-to-day work, or for matters requiring decisions between monthly Coalition meetings/conf. calls, or for confidential matters, send a message to the Interim Working Group, a voluntary association of the Coalition's most active members, c/o Asia Russell at asia@critpath.org

4. If you want to get involved in the Coalition's work, or need specific information, also contact Asia Russell at asia@critpath.org

Please do not attach files to your messages (because many recipients will not have the software to read them); instead, include everything as text within the message body itself. Use a blank line to separate paragraphs. Avoid sending long lines if possible, because they will be divided arbitrarily by people's email software, making them hard to read; the best line length is 60-65 characters, but up to about 75 is usually OK. (Note that the line length you see on your screen may not be what your email program sends; you may want to send a test message to yourself to see what the line length is.)

For more information on this listerver and how to use it,
send the following request in the body of a mail message to listproc@critpath.org: HELP



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