The Truth is contagious. Spread it!
Project HOPEFUL invites you to join with us in spreading the truth about HIV/AIDS and children living with the disease. Please watch our video, Truth Pandemic, and then share it with your friends! Help Project HOPEFUL fight social stigma. Join the Truth Pandemic!
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The Truth Pandemic campaign is part of an ongoing educational initiative to encourage public awareness about the facts regarding HIV transmission and children living with HIV/AIDS. Project HOPEFUL believes that education is the key to addressing the needs of orphans living with HIV and families/individuals who would seek to adopt them.
What you need to know:
- HIV is considered a chronic but manageable disease with proper treatment.
- Children who receive treatment are expected to live a normal lifespan.
- HIV has never been transmitted in a normal family living environment.
- You NEVER have to fear contracting HIV through casual contact with an HIV + person.
- HIV is spread in three main ways: sexual contact, IV drug use through the sharing of needles, and mother to infant (pregnancy, birth or breast feeding).
- All around the world, orphans are overlooked for adoption because of their HIV+ status.
- Medications called ARVs can mean the difference between life and death.
- The combination of three or more ARVs is called HAART (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)
- With medication, HIV can be effectively managed to the point that the virus is undetectable in laboratory tests.
- There is a term for the miraculous transformation HIV + people undergo when they begin receiving the medication they need: it’s called the Lazarus Effect because people once on the brink of death are restored to health!
Please consider helping Project HOPEFUL educate your families and communities about children living with HIV or AIDS. When you commit to a year of support through a gift of $25.00/month or more, you partner with Project HOPEFUL to continue spreading the truth about HIV.
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