Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Medicine for HIV+ Children in Uganda
Oct 9, 2013

25,000 HIV tests

Tested mom and baby
Tested mom and baby

So many  mothers find themselves in the horrible position of wondering, wondering, wondering.  They wonder if they are HIV+.  They wonder if the baby in their belly is, as well.  They aren't sure...they have an idea that their husband has been unfaithful and he doesn't look as well as he usually does, but what does that mean?  Is he simply going through a bad patch in life or has he contracted the virus that puts fear in everyone's heart?

A mom wonders - what should I do?  What is the best thing to do for myself and this tiny baby who is about to be born?  And, if she decides that yes, she will take the test to determine her HIV status, she wonders how she'll pay for it. And, what happens if she IS positive?  how will she pay for the medicine she will need?  For the medicine the baby will need, if she, too, is positive?

We at AFCA give these moms options to help them have an easier time as they make this very brave and oftentimes, lonely, decision.  First, they are encouraged to attend counseling with their spouse.  If they do, and even if they don't, they are told that we can provide the tests for them for free.  Yes, FREE testing for them and for their baby at birth.  And, if they happen to be HIV+, they will receive the care they need in order to live a long, healthy life for many years to come.  Counseling is, of course, part of the package, which moms everywhere appreciate beyond words.

Just last week we sent 25,000 HIV testing kits to Uganda, thanks to your donations.  Isn't that wonderful?  Tell you what - the women and children who received tests thing YOU are wonderful for caring enough to give them a chance and to give them a reason to decide that it is a good idea to get tested. 

Thank you, folks.  Please don't stop now...we want to continue providing tests and medicine for children and pregnant moms and we can only do that with your help.

 My email is if you'd ever like to join a Vacation with a Purpose or would like to climb Kilimanjaro in support of our children.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AFCAids
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
HARRISBURG, PA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by American Foundation for Children with AIDS that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.