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March 18, 2022

Philanthropic Organizations for HIV and AIDS

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Many people seem to think of HIV and AIDS as only being a widespread issue during the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. from 1981 to the early 1990s. However, this epidemic is still raging to this day, with millions around the world being affected by these chronic conditions. It is still of utmost importance that we support ongoing efforts to minimize the severity of HIV and AIDS and to aid those who suffer from it.

The following philanthropic organizations go directly towards providing support to one day end this epidemic. Please consider donating to one of these nonprofits to help them continue on in their mission.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

This globally recognized foundation, otherwise known as EGPAF, has made unparalleled advances in treating and preventing HIV and AIDS for at-risk women and children. The nonprofit is charged with the mission of fighting for an AIDS-free generation, in which no family has to experience the devastation these chronic conditions can bring. In honor of Elizabeth Glaser, who was one of the first public figures to advocate for the research of HIV and AIDS prevention in adolescents, the organization continues to pine after this goal. One of the nonprofit’s more recent endeavors was to begin more heightened efforts to diagnose infants in select African countries.

Keep a Child Alive

Another charity addressing the HIV and AIDS epidemic in children is Keep a Child Alive (KCA), an innovative nonprofit founded by Alicia Keys. Based in New York City, KCA is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of children, families and adults most vulnerable. The organization continues to grow in its impact, serving over 150,000 people each year. KCA provides support to organizations spread throughout Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India. By partnering with local organizations, KCA is able to have a longer-lasting impact among the communities they serve.

Black AIDS Institute

Fueled by a mission to end HIV in black communities, the Black AIDS Institute provides high-quality solutions and support to these individuals. The organization realizes that it must partner with Black leaders and communities to get an in with policy change and influential advocacy. Operating from a Black point of view, the charity works from these perspectives to provide effective services and implement solutions that will best help these individuals thrive. The organization has multiple national and LA-based initiatives aiding in its overall goal alongside ongoing campaigns also reinforcing its mission.

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