In many parts of the world, it is difficult to get comprehensive and accurate information and education on sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS, and how to prevent them. Particular groups of people find it even more difficult. Children and youth may be reluctant to talk to their parents or teachers. Social and cultural norms may marginalise other groups in society leaving them without recourse to information geared specifically to their circumstances.
Your donation will be used towards the cost of producing educational materials for people who are most at risk either of contracting HIV or of passing on the virus. The materials are designed to be culturally appropriate and to address the specific needs and concerns of the intended reader. They are distributed by the Alliance’s partners, who work closely with vulnerable population groups. Newly equipped with this essential information, people can then learn about HIV/AIDS and the steps they can take to protect themselves. By protecting themselves, they are also protecting their sexual partners and limiting the further spread of HIV.