AIDS Crisis in Africa: Living HIV-Positive

My name is Azalea*. I live with my daughter. She is 10, in grade four and is second in her class. So, we are two people in the family. My husband passed away several years ago after a short disease. He was suffering from a liver problem. We eat rice, […]

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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 of […]

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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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Why Should We Care About AIDS?

There are many sores in our society, but the one that plagues our world like no other is the AIDS pandemic. Those infected with HIV are treated like lepers and often ignored and shunned. As the Body of Christ, caring about this disease, which is primarily […]

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Child Survival 101

Being a mother takes courage. Being an expectant mother in desperate poverty takes courage and so much more.

Each year more than 500,000 mothers die in childbirth or from pregnancy complications, most of which are preventable. The babies who survive while their mothers die are much more likely to die in their first year of life.

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HIV and AIDS in Uganda

Uganda is often held up as a model for Africa in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Strong government leadership, broad-based partnerships and effective public education campaigns all contributed to a decline in the number of people living with HIV and […]

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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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Highly Vulnerable Children: What Special Needs Do They Have?

Highly vulnerable children in our programs are children at greatest risk of physical, psychological or social harm relative to other children in our child sponsorship program.

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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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