HIV & AIDS

More than 36 million people have died from AIDS since 1981.

One HIV+ Mom's Quest to Secure Her Children's Future

In Kampala, Uganda, CARE project participant Beatrice Anena tells her story. Beatrice didn't even know her husband had AIDS when the disease took his life and left her with three young children.

 

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We place women at the center of the struggle against HIV.

We believe gender equality is fundamental in achieving rights and dignity for all, including people living with HIV and their families and loved ones. Women and girls tend to be more vulnerable to the structural issues that increase their risk of acquiring HIV, including violence against women, child marriage, educational and employment disparities and commercial sex work. Poorer women in most societies, especially those living with HIV, face combined burdens from discriminatory practices and policies in obtaining education and employment, in accessing livelihoods, assets and information and basic civil participation. CARE is committed to supporting the empowerment of poor women and girls and addressing gender barriers where they live, work and raise families.

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Steal These Stats35.3 million people in the world have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. #StealTheseStats @care
Steal These Stats Some 2.3 million people became newly infected, and 1.6 million died of AIDS in 2012. #StealTheseStats @care
Steal These StatsGood news! New HIV infections dropped 33% compared to 2001. #StealTheseStats @care
Steal These StatsNearly 1 on 20 adults in sub-Saharan Africa lives with HIV. #StealTheseStats @care
Steal These Stats7 million people living with HIV or AIDS have no access to treatment. #StealTheseStats @care
Steal These Stats56% of HIV+ moms receive medicine to curb mother-to-child transmission. #StealTheseStats @care
Steal These StatsMore than 900 children become infected with HIV each day. #StealTheseStats @care
Steal These StatsToday 3.34 million children live with HIV or AIDS. #StealTheseStats @care

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