Tag Archives: HIV

HIV in the United States

According the the U.S. Statistics reported by aids.gov:

  • Gay and Bisexual men of all races are the most severely affected by HIV
  • 1 in 5 people living with HIV in the US are unaware of their infection
  • Every 9.5 minutes, someone in the US is affected with HIV
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Today is World Aids Day.

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Beginning in 1988, world leaders have designated December 1st of each year as an “opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.” Although there are an estimated 34 million people living with Aids around the world today, most “people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others from HIV, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with HIV.” (cite) As a result, the need to “raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education” is still vitally important. Click here to learn more about HIV, how it is transmitted and how it can be prevented.

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The Beginning of the End of Aids

“An HIV + Pregnant women can give birth to an HIV FREE baby.

98% of Mother-to-Child HIV transmission incidents ARE preventable.

Yet, more than 1,000 babies are born every day with HIV.

And HALF of children born with HIV will DIE before their 2nd birthday without treatment.

So what will it take to virtually END the transmission of HIV from mothers to their babies by 2015?

We need to get 1.4 million HIV + Pregnant women on medication – medication that costs around 40 CENTS a day.

It’s Doable. The beginning of the end of AIDS starts with YOU.”

This information is cited from (2015)Quilt, to learn more click here.

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The Mocha Club

Did you know the average American spends about $14.40 a month in coffee shops?* It is approximately $175 annually.* However, what if you gave up two of those handcrafted beverages a month? What if you gave up that seven bucks and donated it toward children living with AIDS? You can actually do that. It’s called The Mocha Club. The Mocha Club is an “online community of people giving up the cost of 2 mochas a month – or $7 – to fund relief and development projects in Africa.”

When you donate $7, you choose the project your donation will support. These development Projects include: Clean Water, Education, Child Mothers +
Women At Risk, Orphan Care + Vulnerable Children, and HIV/AIDS + Healthcare.

A few examples of how your donation works:

– $1 = $18 in medical equipment shipped

– $6 = emergency food for 1 family for 1 month

– $7 = clean water for 5 Africans for 1 year

To ensure the effectiveness of your donation, The Mocha Club provides monthly updates, as well as details about each project in Africa through videos and their blog.

The Mocha Club partners and features many artists. These artists choose a specific project to support; you can join them by supporting the same project or by supporting the artist themselves. Some of these artists include: Lady Antebellum, Sanctus Real, Lovedrug, Hawk Nelson, Jimmy Needham, John Rueben, and many others.

To learn more about The Mocha Club or to donate your 2 mochas a month, click here.

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Boundless Love

A story of an incredible woman who gives up everything to serve and care for 5,000 orphans.

Click the picture below to watch Abebech Gobena’s story and learn more about her orphanges in Ethiopia.

To learn more about where this content was cited from, click here.

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(RED)

“Every day, 1,000 babies are born with HIV.” – The (RED) Manifesto

One organization fighting to eliminate AIDS in the world is (RED). This brand teams up with other partners such as Gap, Converse, and Apple to sell its products. Product (RED) “partners agree to give up 50% of the profits from Product (RED) items directly to the Global Fund, to fight AIDS in Africa(in the countries: Rwanda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Zambia, and South Africa). The consumer does not pay extra for this. (RED) never handles this money – it is sent directly to the Global Fund with no overhead taken out.” So, every penny from the sale goes to the Global Fund.

“To date, over $180 Million has been generated and over 7.5 Million People Have Been Reached through (RED)- supported global fun HIV/AIDS programs.”

For more products and organizations that support (RED) check out their website http://www.joinred.com/red/

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