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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Support Group !

Hello readers out there.
I have attended several meetings in recent time talking about the progress that has been made in the world of HIV/AIDS.

One thing keeps coming up, and that is  the fact that people living with the disease still have to deal with stigmatization.
 This is a big problem everywhere but especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite all the progress that has been made with medicine , people still refuse to go get treatment for fear of identification.

because patients are being ostracized , I feel the need to have a support group for folks in this region.
I am hoping to get people informed , build their self esteem and simply make them feel human again.

For those that are caregivers , we should lead my example , showing love and support to family members , friends and the community at large. I know there are several support/focus groups out there, but I wanted to tailor this to care givers and just the general public.

My question to you is , do you think this will be a good idea? 
Your response , questions  and comments will be greatly appreciated.


You can reply through this block  , our website or our email.
www.foadac.org
foadac@yahoo.com.


I look forward to hearing from you .
Thanks

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The future of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa



Tackling the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa is a long-term task that requires sustained effort and planning from both domestic governments and the international community.

Moreover, HIV prevention campaigns that have been successful in sub-Saharan Africa need to be repeated, but also scaled up, especially in response to the 2013 World Health Organization guidelines.


As the HIV epidemic develops, countries in sub-Saharan Africa will need to assess how to allocate what are currently limited treatment resources. 

There are also more fundamental barriers to overcome, particularly HIV-related stigma and discrimination, the issue of gender inequality and HIV-specific criminal legislation. 

Removing such barriers would encourage more people to get tested and seek out treatment, reducing the burden of HIV across the region.

Much to my surprise , I have come to learn that stigmatization is very common in the western world as well. In the US there are several programs that a re set to address this problem so as to promote care for those living with HIV/AIDS.

While attending a meeting sponsored by Gilead pharmaceuticals, we were encouraged to pay attention to this issue . As human service workers , it is crucial to take care of the whole person , not just medical but social needs.

Giving Day !

Today The Red Cross reminds us to give and make an impact.
 Help a family today and everyday.
The act of kindness and giving should be something we strife to achieve daily.

So today is just a reminder. Every little act of kindness goes a long way, in making a difference in the life of someone in need.

Remain blessed.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"Charity and love are the same"


Just a reminder to go out and do good deeds this new year. Hope you all had a great start. Continue with love and kindness, and the world around you will be a better place.
HAPPY 2018.



“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”


Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same — with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”– Mother Teresa,



Remain blessed !

Friday, December 1, 2017

The theme for Worlds Aids day this year is "Right to Health"


Today is World AIDS Day and, though the number of new HIV infections in the United States has declined since 2010 —and the number of worldwide deaths from AIDS has gone down by 50 percent since 2005—there are still more than 36 million people around the world who are living with AIDS, according to the World Health Organization.


Only half are receiving appropriate treatment—which makes the NGO’s global theme for the 30th World AIDS Day particularly fitting. 

This year, WHO has declared the theme is "right to health." Specifically, the organization hopes to draw attention to the need for universal health coverage.

World AIDS DAY !

      Today is Worlds AIDS day!
For all those we have cared for over the years, we remember you today and always.

Their race is over but not forgotten .
We honor those who faced the fear and died to help us learn.

Also today we celebrate those who are alive and thriving because of modern medicine.





DECEMBER 1st Annual WORLD AIDS DAY !

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