Every day, 6,300
people are newly
infected with HIV
and 4,400 people
die from AIDS related
that more than
35 million people
are living with HIV
Only 9.7 million
of these have access
to antiretroviral drugs,
to prevent them from
Did you know…………..
There are over 35 million people living with HIV worldwide (UNAIDS, 2013)
100,000 of those people are living within the UK (National Aids Trust, 2012)
1/3 of those people are unaware of their infection (National Aids Trust, 2012)
What we don't have a statistic for is the impact that HIV/AIDS makes on the life of an individual or the lives of their families and friends. Although not always in the headlines, HIV/AIDS continues to affect people everywhere. Stigmatisation of those infected with HIV often leads to fear of being tested which can result in an increase in infections and the continued spread of this preventable disease. Please stand with ACET to provide care, education and training around the world so that together, we can make AIDS history!
How can you help?
‘Like’ our Facebook page: Join the conversation and help raise awareness of HIV and AIDS online www.facebook.com/acetuk
Join our mailing list: Sign up to receive regular updates about the work we are doing and find out how you can be involved in your local area and how to provide support for our work abroad
Pray for those infected and affected: Lend your voice and use the power of prayer to see lives changed and transformed
Raise awareness about HIV in your community: Invite us to speak to your group or congregation about HIV/AIDS and the challenges faced around the world
Pledge to be a church partner: Stand with one of our programmes during the coming year and help them make real progress in preventing the spread of HIV and caring for those infected or affected.
ACET (Aids Care Education and Training) is a compassionate Christian response to HIV and AIDS. We work through an alliance of locally managed Christian organisations in over 20 countries. Each project works in a way that is appropriate to local needs, but all provide:
- Compassionate, unconditional care for all who are affected by HIV, regardless of how they came to be so. We take a stand against stigma and discrimination and encourage acceptance of those with HIV.
- Professional life-saving education which encourages healthy lifestyle choices to minimise the risk of HIV infection, and gives young people confidence to resist peer pressure.
- Training of volunteers through churches and other faith based organisations.