Youth awareness club
International Aids Vaccine Initiative Inc
There are currently around 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS around the world. Every day, there are 14,000 new infections, and 95 percent of those are in the developing world. AIDS education and awareness campaigns help create community support for AIDS vaccine research. Education is also vital to teach people about available prevention tools, as well to decrease the stigma that people living with AIDS often face in the community.
Your donation will sponsor a youth to attend an AIDS awareness club for one month. The club includes around 25 youths who put on skits and plays, create music, and do formal presentations for the community. They educate others by using their personal experience about living positively and about the importance of getting tested for HIV. Spreading awareness about AIDS helps decrease the rate of infection and decreases stigma for those who are infected. This knowledge also helps build a supportive environment for AIDS vaccine research. Your gift will help educate and empower these youth so they can make good choices and stay HIV-negative, while they also educate their own community. Your gift purchased in honor of your friend or loved one will make a profound difference in the lives of these youth.