World AIDS Day is held on the 1st of December each year as an international day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS around the world. The day was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1988 as a key day to mobilize resources to combat HIV and AIDS, increase awareness of the disease, fight stigma and prejudice, and improve education. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to remember and express solidarity with those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
HIV/AIDS + Healthcare is one of the 5 project areas Mocha Club has chosen to focus on. Members can sign-up to give $7 a month towards our projects in that area, like the Grace AIDS Project in Ghana and the HEKO project in Kenya.
Also, one of our Emergency Needs one-time gifts is to give life to those living with AIDS. Just $5 can provide the life-sustaining Anti-Retroviral medication (ARV’s).
So put on a red ribbon and use today to stand with us, raise awareness, and fight this deadly disease.
Read the facts on how Africa still faces the biggest burden of HIV/AIDS at reuters.com.