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 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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The Ability to Eliminate Extreme Poverty Is Just a Matter of Priorities

The Church’s ability to eliminate extreme poverty is just a matter choosing to do so. We used to say that 40,000 children under age 5 die every day of hunger or preventable diseases. Today, that number is 24,000. These statistics show that in 20 years the number of children who die every day of hunger or preventable diseases has been cut in half. Yet, the birth rate is actually going up. The population is increasing.

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The Key to Solving the Global Food Crisis

I heard the other day what many would call “good news.” According to the Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, the recession is over. Only the thing is, the “good-ness” of this news is relative … it’s only true for those of us living […]

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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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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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Inside Uganda With Dr. Yona Kapere

If you’ve been following our 15 Christian bloggers on their trip to Uganda you’ve seen only a glimpse of what it’s like to live in extreme poverty. It’s an outside view of Compassion’s ministry. Today we present part three in a series of blog […]

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