HIV/AIDS is one of the most dangerous diseases known to mankind. Basically, HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system of the body and weakens its natural defenses against infections and illness.
Data from UNAIDS revealed that, in 2017, there were almost 37 million people around the globe who had HIV, out of which 1.8 million were children. 2017 also saw 38,739 people diagnosed with HIV in the US alone.
Currently, HIV is a disease that has no cure. However, governments and doctors around the world are working diligently to find a cure for this debilitating illness. Furthermore, a number of non-profit and charitable organizations are making efforts to raise HIV awareness and support those who are affected.
Here are 3 ways you can support HIV/AIDS research and charitable organizations.
Donating to HIV/AIDS related charities is perhaps the best way to make a difference. In addition to spreading awareness on the disease, distributing prevention methods and encouraging safe sex, world-approved HIV charities such as amfAR and Firelight Foundation also fund research for a cure. By donating to these charities, you are not only helping those that are affected, but you’re also preventing the epidemic.
If you can’t afford to donate money to HIV research efforts, you can still give back to the community by investing a bit of your time to help the affected community and raising awareness for the disease.
By volunteering for HIV/AIDS related charitable organizations, you are making a big difference in the lives of the victims of this debilitating disease. Here are some well-known HIV organizations that provide plenty of worldwide volunteering opportunities.
Buying From Brands that Support HIV/AIDS Charities
You can even make a difference by simply buying from brands that support HIV-related charities! For example, here at Elements Watches, for every watch we sell of our ‘Life’ Series, 10% of the profits are donated to institutions and charities which are dedicated to helping the HIV-affected community.
By purchasing from our online store, you’re not only getting a stylish high-quality watch, but you’re also helping save lives! Get in touch with us for further details.