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We at Until There's A Cure want to raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls everywhere and to teach women and girls about HIV prevention, the importance of getting tested, and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS.
One Woman's Story
“My name is Nakungu Reginah, I am 32 years old, and I have two children, age 15 and 12. I was tested positive seven months ago. My children have not been tested yet. But my husband died of Aids in 2005.
I am living in my mother’s house that I share with my 3 children, my cousin Sandra and my grandmother. Sandra’s parents are divorced and they have dropped her here when she was sick, to let us take care of her. Sandra is four years old and also tested positive. She does not go to school at this point. I do have relatives living in the area, but they discriminate me, so I am not able to relay on them if necessary. Even though they talk to me, they are treating me differently ever since I disclosed. I just wish that people stopped stigmatizing. In the future I actually would like to have more children. I am taking ARV’s since January, but in the beginning I was quite afraid of ART. I feared of going to the Hospital and taking tablets for the rest of my life. Meanwhile, I have grown used to it. Every time I take the tablets, I am being confronted with side effects, such as skin rash and oral wounds. I do not have any other health issues and I have not interrupted my treatment yet.”
Through our partner in Uganda, KIFAD, Nakungu was able to start taking the necessary ARV therapy.
There are 16 million more women and girls like Nakungu who want to take action. Your support will provide urgent services all over the world.
No one should be turned away.
Know the Facts
* Globally, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age.
* In many countries, women are less likely to be in control of family planning, are more likely to be subjected to non-consensual sex.
* In many countries around the world, women do not have the same property rights as men. This can lead to an increased risk of sexual exploitation and violence, as women may have to endure abusive relationships or resort to sex work for economic survival, increasing vulnerability to HIV.
* More than 278,000 women and adolescent girls in the U.S. are living with HIV.
* Almost 94,000 American women and girls have died from AIDS-related illness.
* 80% of new HIV infections in American women result from sex with an infected male partner.
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Here's How YOU Make A Difference:
to raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls … offer support, encourage discussion and teach women and girls about HIV prevention, the importance of getting tested and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS.
By sparing just a few of your hard-earned dollars, you will help us empower women and girls in desperate situations, and to teach them about HIV prevention, the importance of getting tested and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS. Every dollar is 100% tax deductible.
And if helping to save the women of the world isn't incentive enough, if you donate $26 by April 30, 2012 and you'll be entered to win an iPad 2.
SPREAD THE WORD:
Talk to others about what you've learned. Blog about the campaign, post on your Facebook, Tweet, Pin and email this to everyone you know. Educating and bringing attention to the issue is the only way to stop the spread of HIV.
JOIN OUR TEAM (sign-up below) :
Join the team to educate and raise funds for women and girls. Not only will your efforts help save lives, but if you raise $300 you can win a Kindle Fire along with a long list of free books
Together, our voices can save the lives of millions of people
Together, we can protect ourselves and the people that we love
Together, we can end the pandemic and stop the suffering
Until There’s A Cure …
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