African Jesuit AIDS Network
The African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) supports and coordinates local and national networks of Jesuits involved in HIV/AIDS work in 27 African countries. Created by the Jesuit Superiors of Africa and Madagascar in 2002, AJAN emphasizes solidarity with the suffering, rejecting stigma and discrimination, promoting responsibility and prevention, and respecting local culture and spirituality. AJAN networks Jesuits into working groups and task forces on HIV/AIDS issues while developing working relations with other Catholic and non-Catholic organizations. AJAN publishes AJANews, a monthly e-mail newsletter also available on their website detailing Jesuit HIV/AIDS work throughout Africa, as well as books and other resources on HIV/AIDS. The AJAN House in Nairobi hosts young Jesuit interns interested in further academic and practical work on HIV/AIDS. Fr. Michael F. Czerny, SJ, is the current lead coordinator of AJAN.