Tag Archives | HIV/AIDS

Three ways science is gaining ground in the fight against HIV/AIDS

It’s been 30 years since “AIDS” first was mentioned in a publication by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and, in just the past few years, cutting-edge scientific advancements have enabled many people worldwide to protect themselves and their loved ones from contracting this crushing disease. Some advancements have taken root quickly in developing […]

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Celebrating the world’s newest country, South Sudan

It’s going to be one epic party tomorrow as the people of South Sudan bask in their new-found, long-awaited freedom. A tribeswoman prepares for the July 9 celebrations (photo from International Business Times) Some eight million will be celebrating in South Sudan itself, with thousands more spread across the world — refugees who fled their homes during the two-decades-long […]

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Caring for the vulnerable children of AIDS victims

For every person infected with HIV, there are family members affected by the virus and everything that comes with it. The hopelessness and stigma touch many more than just the person carrying the virus. In Ethiopia, FH serves more than 2,000 AIDS orphans and vulnerable children. It is all too common for children to lose […]

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VIDEO – Living in community is a weapon against HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Take a 5-minute journey to the north of Kenya — to a town called Marsabit where HIV feeds off people’s extreme poverty, their lack of knowledge about the disease, and a negative social stigma against those who have it. In the unique culture of Marsabit, community is a powerful force. FH harnesses the power of community and […]

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Kenyan church rejects social stigma, reaching out to HIV/AIDS victims

In this post: nutritional support as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS This is the last story in our blog series about FH”s strategy to stop HIV/AIDS in some of the world”s most vulnerable places. So far, we”ve looked at: Prevention Compassionate care Access to medical care Increased household income “The group members have now accepted their status […]

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Against all odds, HIV-positive single mother gains strength to care for her own children

In this post: increased household income as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS In this world, you need money to do pretty much anything. You can’t survive very long without income or someone else to take care of you. So what would happen to your children if you were a single parent who fell desperately ill and had […]

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Remembering the poor in a forgotten place

In this post: Access to medical care as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS In Galatians 2:10, Paul mentions how important it is for believers to “remember the poor.” Few places in the world display this notion more obviously than the Tumaini Medical Center in Marsabit, Kenya. This part of Kenya is also referred to as the Northern […]

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A proven way to slow the progression of HIV to AIDS

March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 focuses on women in relation to education, clean water, HIV/AIDS and gender-based injustice. Living with HIV/AIDS — From thoughts of suicide to hope for the future Leriange Gelin started planning her suicide […]

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Urgent: Harness your right to speak up for the world’s poor

Congressional Budget Action Alert Public Policy & Advocacy Team Action Alert Content: Antonio, a farmer from northern Mozambique, has increased his income and livelihood through participation in FH food security programs. He has been able to grow peanuts, maize, rice, cow peas and sesame. Despite erratic rains that seriously impacted other farmers, Antonio sold some […]

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HIV-positive woman says, “I have completely changed, mentally and physically.”

In this post: Compassionate care as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS. “I have completely changed, mentally and physically. “I am helping others who are suffering from HIV. I discuss with my peers and neighbors about different issues. I encourage people to know their [HIV] status. I am serving as a model for the community. “People were expecting […]

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