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"HIV is an unprecedented global development challenge. It affects children, women and men, but also devastates households and communities, and threatens entire nations. The Alliance supports communities in developing countries to play a full and effective role in the global response to AIDS. With your help, we can provide more support to more people."
Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Here are some examples of how your donation could support the work of the Alliance and its community-based partners:
£20 could buy 500 condoms
The condom remains the only technology available to protect against the sexual transmission of HIV. Yet demand for condoms is not met by supply, and the most impoverished communities cannot afford them. With education, support and consistent supply, people can learn to integrate condom use into their sexual lives, and protect themselves and their partners.
£50 could train someone to deliver prevention, care and support services
Limited national health care provision and inaccessible health services leave many people isolated from essential help and advice. When local people are trained to deliver services themselves within AIDS-affected communities, they can provide psychological and other practical support – for example, in relation to HIV prevention, treatment and meeting economic and social needs.
£100 could help 20 people access voluntary testing and counselling
In countries severely affected by HIV, fewer than one in 10 people with HIV know that they are infected. Voluntary counseling and testing is an important prevention tool, as well as opening up opportunities for treatment, care and support for people who test HIV positive. People who choose to take a test benefit from confidential dialogue with a trained counselor, both before and after the test.
£500 could fund educational materials aimed at people most at risk of contracting HIV
In many parts of the world, it difficult to access comprehensive and accurate information and education on sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, and how to prevent them. However, equipped with this essential information, people can learn about the steps they can take to protect themselves, protect their sexual partners and limit the further spread of HIV.
£1000 could provide essential food support for 10 people taking anti-retroviral treatment for one year
Someone taking ARV treatment should eat a balanced diet; this helps maintain health, and assists in absorbing some ARVs into the body. Also eating regularly is important, because some ARVs must be taken together with meals in order to be effective. Good nutrition can help to extend the period in which a person with HIV is well and able to work.
You are of course welcome to make a donation of any amount you choose – every penny will help our work. Please note that the Alliance must spend its funds in accordance with its mission and as efficiently and effectively as possible. We will therefore use your donation for such purposes as we consider most appropriate at any given time. We are committed to spending as much of it as possible on our work in developing countries.
How to make a donation
You can make a one off donation to us by credit card :
Or online at JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving.
You can also send a cheque or postal order made out to: 'International HIV/AIDS Alliance' to this address:
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, 1st and 2nd Floor, Preece House, 91-101 Davigdor Road, Hove, BN3 1RE, United Kingdom.
Please mark your envelope for the attention of Emma Hart.
If you are making a donation by post and are a UK tax payer, please download our Gift Aid form and return it to us with your cheque. The Government’s Gift Aid scheme means that we can reclaim an extra 28p from the Inland Revenue for every pound you give, so your donation goes further.
Alternatively, you can ask your bank to set up a standing order to make a regular donation to us. You will need the following details when you set up the standing order. Barclays Bank PLC, 99 Hatton Garden, London, EC1 8DN. Sort code: 20-82-94. Account number: 20432385.
Please note, if you set up a standing order via your bank, your contact details are not passed on to us, so we will not be able to write to thank you or send you occasional updates on our work. If you would like us to stay in touch, please e-mail Emma Hart with your name and address and we will then add your details to our database of donors.