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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
- please don't send any technical queries to the whole list.

For more discussion of these issues, see also the Treatment Access Forum,
treatment-access, a moderated email list and interactive Web site run by the Fondation du Present in Geneva,
Switzerland. This forum was created in conjunction with last summer's 12th World AIDS Conference, June 28
- July 3 in Geneva. It focuses on treatment access in the developing world, and since March of this year has
had active discussions of international trade and intellectual policy policies which create barriers to access.
All sides are actively represented. You can read all back messages at the Web site; in order to publish your
message, you need to register at the site, but that is free. Contributed messages also go out to an email list
of over 1,000 people interested people who have already registered.

To unsubscribe from this list, send an email message to, 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 at

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, leave the subject line blank, the message should read: unsubscribe healthgap)

* Messages to the list administrator can be sent to:
<>,<>, <> or <>).

* 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

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

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.)

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