Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation

 
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Hello! We at Until There’s A Cure want to update you on our current project, Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation. What we fundraise from this project goes towards prevention education, care services and awareness campaigns. We have fundraised only a portion of our goal, and would love to fundraise more to reach our goal of $10,000! 

Women all over the world are in dire need of education about HIV/AIDS because for women in their reproductive years (15-49), HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death. This is a horrible truth, and can be linked to sex trafficking and other forms of forced sex. 

According to the World Health Organization, “forced sex can contribute to HIV transmission due to tears and lacerations resulting from the use of force.” Where this sort of violent sexual exploitation exists, there is likely poor hygiene, voluntary or induced drug use and likely inadequate knowledge of STDs and treatment options. 

We want women that are living in these types of situations to know that there are options. We want them to know that there is freedom from sexual exploitation. We want them to know that there is treatment available. We want to be able to provide them with the care and treatment they deserve. 

Help us to achieve this goal by donating! 

Hello! We here at Until There’s A Cure just wanted to give you an update on our project, Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation. Our efforts to educate the population about HIV/AIDS have been highly successful. The funds raised have gone toward care services, awareness campaigns, and education for these women. Thank you all for your generous support.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness day is on March 10th. HIV/AIDS is a serious public health issue for women and girls. In 2010, women and girls made up two-thirds of people who got the disease by having heterosexual sex.This isn’t right, and these figures need to go down. At Until There’s A Cure, we dream that one day there will be no new people infected, and that no more children will be born with HIV. This is the month to work towards that.
This month, help support women worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In order to help, you can understand your risk of infection as well as how to prevent it, encourage others to get tested, get the necessary support if you or som
eone you know is living with it, and support programs providing services to people living with the disease. If we all come together, we can fight this. Together, we will see a day when no more people get infected.

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20% of people infected with HIV are unaware they have the disease. Without treatment HIV will become AIDS and eventually lead to a weakened immune system, many symptoms and side effects, and eventually their passing from an AIDS related cause. The money supporters have donated to Educate A Woman Educate A Nation is enough for 11 HIV tests. Meaning 11 more people know they need treatments to prolong their life.  Thank you to all the supporters that made this possible. 

Knowing one’s status is just the first step in the battle against HIV/AIDS. While other people with serious illnesses receive sympathy, people with HIV/AIDS face stigma and discrimination. Many stereotypes about HIV/AIDS still exist. Such as that it is a disease of homosexuals and drug attics, but the truth is anyone can get infected. HIV does not discriminate between whom it makes ill.

Until There’s A Cure needs help raising money to help people face and surpass these problems. UNTIL will provide care services such as housing, meals, and employment training, along with more tests, when more money is raised by this campaign. You can make a difference…Until There’s A Cure.

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Ariel Miller

Redwood City, CA United States

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