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AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is the most advanced stage of HIV in a person. Therefore, it is important that a person starts the treatment right away after contracting this virus. Many non-profit organizations initiatives have numerous successful initiatives to fight against AIDS and eradicate it. It is commendable to see the work of these non-profit organizations in collaboration with donor organizations and international organizations. They have been working unanimously to fight against this pandemic and provide proper treatment to all the people affected by HIV/AIDS.

 

Some of the notable initiatives from Non Profits are as follows:

The Global Fund

The Global Fund has taken the pledge to accelerate the process to end AIDS. They aim to ensure that HIV/AIDS is detected at an early stage so that the infected people can get the right treatment at the right time. Global Funds currently supports AIDS initiatives and programs that are treating 11 million people. They make use of the treatment called antiretrovirals (ARV). A combination of this drug helps in reducing the HIV in the bodies of the affected people. It also reduces the risk for people to acquire this virus. This treatment also reduces the chances of spreading of HIV to non-affected people. However, people who are affected, need to take this treatment throughout their lives.

UNAIDS

UNAIDS works in an innovative partnership that is a Joint United Nations Program to fight against HIV/AIDS. The aim is to inspire NGOs and other organizations to work together in achieving access to HIV treatment, care, support and prevention of this virus. It calls for a united action from the entire world including governments, NGOs, and other institutions in spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS and fighting it unanimously to eradicate it.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is dedicated to all the problems related to AIDS. They aim to provide all kinds of support to people who are affected by HIV/AIDS. They support them financially, physically or even emotionally to fight against this pandemic virus. They want to make sure that no one is left behind and everyone gets the treatment that they deserve.

Treatment Action Campaign

TAC aim to provide access to the treatment of AIDS to everyone

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) is based in South Africa and was founded in December 1998 with the aim to provide access to the treatment of AIDS to everyone. They have achieved many successes since their inception, but one of their biggest victories was the Constitutional Ruling that would provide anti-retroviral drugs to the mothers to prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies at birth. They have also been successful in getting government support for government-funded AIDS treatment programs. It is well-known among the international community for being smart and effective in their approach to combat AIDS.

The Rush Foundation

RUSH was founded to work towards the improvement of HIV policies as well as the field interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. They aim to instigate innovative ideas and improve the status of funding to fight against HIV/AIDS. They want to be the game changers by generating new perspectives to improve the status of government interventions and donor roles in fighting against HIV/AIDS. They, not only focus on providing proper treatment to people but also aim to improve the livelihoods of people and bring about behavioral change towards HIV/AIDS.

Clinton Foundation

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) which is a part of the Clinton Foundation aims to provide proper health care and treatment to people who are suffering from HIV/AIDS. It has been successful in providing treatment to more than eight million people and has also assisted in reducing the overall cost of medicines. They want to make the treatment easily available to everyone so that no affected person goes without proper treatment.

 

Hence, there are many NGOs that are working day and night to bring HIV/AIDS to an end. It is important to understand that the treatment for HIV/AIDS is readily available. Therefore, one should not shy away from talking about AIDS and approach these organizations to get help in fighting against this virus.

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