The facts about HIV and AIDS reveal a devastating reality that is especially hard on children living in poverty. For instance, around the world nearly 2 million children under the age of 15 are living with HIV. This is just one of the many heartbreaking HIV and AIDS facts that give a glimpse of the destruction that the disease causes.
The facts about HIV and AIDS aren’t limited to children with the disease. Even when children themselves don’t have HIV, many are still affected by it. This is especially true for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Approximately 12 million children there under age 18 have lost one or both parents to AIDS.
While the HIV and AIDS facts are overwhelming, Compassion is working hard to change reality for those affected by HIV and AIDS. Compassion’s HIV and AIDS Initiative is taking the disease head on through education, treatment and rehabilitation.
When you sponsor an AIDS-affected child through Compassion, you provide hope – not just the hope of escaping poverty but the hope that HIV does not have to mean death. Compassion’s program aims to stop the destruction evident in the HIV and AIDS facts, one child at a time.