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World Aids Day

World Aids Day

   Halle Erwin
   30 November 2018


“We don’t have a cure for AIDS or a financial solution to eliminate all poverty, but what we do have is a cure for hopelessness. His name is Jesus.” Ben Rodgers, Children’s Cup Executive Director

91% of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Each year on the 1st of December, it’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million individuals who are living with HIV—23 million of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. World AIDS Day is important because it reminds us that HIV has not gone away—there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, and improve education.

Fast Facts:

  Awareness is key. Only 49% of women aged 15-24 years and 50% of men are able to correctly identify ways of preventing transmission of HIV. 

  Girls are more vulnerable.
HIV prevalence is much higher in young women than young men across all age groups. Prevalence rates increase throughout the 20s for both sexes.

  Early prevention is essential.
In the 2013 HIV Annual Report, 7% of the young people aged 15-19 years tested positive for HIV. Those aged 25-34 years had a 13% overall infection rate.

Because of you, nearly 500 HIV+ children are provided with critical care each year in southern Africa. The ‘Cup Care program tackles HIV/AIDS head-on with prevention, education, and treatment. A tri-fold approach includes access and transportation, counseling and education, and nutritional and wellness support. 

Click here to learn more about helping HIV+ children thrive, you can support one child’s ‘Cup Care Program attendance for $43/year.

Halle Erwin

Halle wears many communication hats at Children's Cup and loves every single one of them! From Arkansas and living in Manhattan, she's often asked, "You're not from here are you?" You can also often catch her saying "Halle... Like Hallelujah!"

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