I remember the first time I ever heard the terms HIV and AIDS. I was about 8 or 9 years old, and it was because it was the first time this disease ever made national news. It was also one of the first times I ever heard someone mention the word sex on t.v., and the first time I was introduced to the term, gay.
Wow, times have sure changed. Thankfully so has our understanding of this incurable disease.
For the most part, in America, we know what causes is it and how to prevent it, but there are still places in the world that do not have access to the education and resources needed to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease.
AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, with the aim of AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide.
AVERT has a number of overseas projects, helping with the problem of HIV/AIDS in countries where there is a particularly high rate of infection, such as South Africa, or where there is a rapidly increasing rate of infection such as in India.
When a country or village suffers from an outbreak of HIV and AIDS there is a ripple effect within the community. Sick parents are unable to work or care for their sick and ill children. The result of such conditions is extreme poverty and starvation in many areas. Many children are orphaned because of the death of one or both of their parents. The cycle is perpetual… and heart-breaking.
By donating to AVERT, you can help change the future of someone with HIV or AIDS. You can also donate by helping with their fund raising efforts.
Help bring an end to the cycle of poverty and death attributed to the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
Mothers Fighting for Others