Who we are
acet UK was formed as a compassionate Christian response to AIDS. While HIV prevention is still an essential component of what we do, our programmes have expanded to cover the wider aspects of relationships and sexual health, all interwoven with the complexities of poverty, culture and stigma. Through addressing these drivers of the epidemic, we have witnessed community wide impact, as well as a difference made in individual lives.
We work through locally managed Christian organisations in over 20 countries, and have a vibrant relationships and sex education network in the UK, through our Esteem programme.
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.
We don't have a statistic for the impact that HIV and AIDS make 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 UK to provide care, education and training so that together, we can make AIDS history!
How can you help?
Raise money whenever you shop online: Download the Give as You Live toolbar and raise £s for acet UK everytime you shop, arrange finance or book travel online.
Pray for those infected and affected: Lend your voice and use the power of prayer to see lives changed and transformed.
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.