The History of Our AIDS Initiative

The Compassion AIDS Initiative has been around for five years. Yep, it’s our fifth anniversary this year! And in those five years, we have made some incredible strides, taken some risks, and as a result have sustained the lives of more than 20,000 […]

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The Last Mile: How Our AIDS Initiative Works

In the global fight against AIDS, the international community has brought access to lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART) to many health facilities around the world, but not all. Those lifesaving tablets that travel 10,000 miles sometimes don’t make it far enough.

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This Man Has AIDS

On a recent trip to Africa, I met a man. A man named “John” who is living positively with HIV and even AIDS.

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A Chance to Survive

Hello Compassion Blog readers. Sorry I haven’t contributed much lately. I’m still here and still handling crisis communications, in case you were wondering. There is something that has been on my mind that I feel compelled to share with you. I’m […]

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The Stigma

One of the huge challenges facing people living with HIV around the world is not only the physical illness, but the overwhelming stigmatization and discrimination that exists in many countries.

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World AIDS Day

Poverty is multi-faceted. It is much more intricate than just a lack of money. And like many other aspects of poverty, HIV and AIDS have the ability to take a frightening toll on children. Today is World AIDS Day, and I’m taking it as an opportunity […]

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Global Food Crisis: Is it Global? Is it a Crisis?

At the end of June, I had the opportunity to travel to a developing country for the first time since hearing about the Global Food Crisis. I spent the week in Tanzania visiting Compassion child development centers and learning firsthand the impact the […]

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Idol Gives Back

I’m a fan of American Idol. I’m an especially big fan this week. Wednesday marks the second year that the Fox reality show takes a break from their regular programming to do something virtually unheard of on television these days — focus […]

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Saving Lives and Offering Hope

Late last week, I interviewed three families affected by AIDS. One was headed by a father raising three children on his own — he is HIV-positive and lost his wife to AIDS. Another was a 13-year-old girl who lives with her aunt — both are HIV-positive. […]

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