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No More AIDS Deaths

HIV medicines are now available for as little as $300 a year. Enlightened donors, NGOs and governments have made them available to over 7 million people living with HIV. These medicines not only save lives, they make people living with the virus up to 96% less infectious. So it turns out compassion for those who are sick has also been the best prevention plan. We fund programmes that expand affordable, quality medical treatment to reach those who urgently need help and are still waiting.

The Statistics

1.8m

AIDS related deaths worldwide each year.

20%

Decline in AIDS related deaths from 2004, when antiretroviral therapy began to be dramatically expanded.

260k

Children die each year from AIDS related illness.

Our Response

It is hard to comprehend how many people in the 1980s died from AIDS with very little medical treatment. It was an epidemic that governments were underprepared for and scientists had little response to. Before HIV treatment was available, the only form of medical support provided for people with AIDS was home based, palliative care to offer a more comfortable journey towards death, to ease the pain from the symptoms of AIDS.

We were one of the first charities to fund home based care programmes during the devastating time of the early 90s and by the end of this period, we had directly provided home care for over one million people living with AIDS in the UK, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

Today with the advances in modern medicine, we are much closer to our end goal. We know we can help create an AIDS free future through the programmes that we fund – treatment programmes that are accessible and effective in reducing the numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS and above all that are affordable so that no one is denied access to medical treatment.

From improved diagnostic systems and wider use of mobile services in remote areas, to better flow of medicines and expertise. We fund work as far and wide as possible that helps expand and improve life saving treatment. By showing compassion to those still in need, we believe this disease can be stopped.

Our Progress

150k

People have accessed HIV treatment through programmes we've funded.

82k

People are accessing treatment from current programmes we're funding.

14m

Life years gained by providing antiretroviral therapy since 1996.

Project

POSITIVE PEOPLE'S NETWORK

POSITIVE PEOPLE'S NETWORK

Ukraine is facing the worst HIV/AIDS epidemic in Eastern Europe. Over 100,000 people, including 6,000 children are registered as living with HIV, although the real figure is estimated to be around five times higher.

75k

Children in Ukraine are living with an HIV positive parent.

75,000 children in Ukraine are living with an HIV positive parent

Whilst injecting drug use is the main route of HIV transmission in Ukraine, there is also a hidden, and highly stigmatised HIV epidemic amongst men who have sex with men.

The All Ukrainian Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS (AUkN) seeks to serve all those infected and affected.  In the six years that EJAF has supported its development, it has grown from a small group to a national network with representation in every region of the country, providing services to 15,000 people each month.

EJAF’s support has leveraged a further $151m from the Global Fund for TB, AIDS and Malaria, which selected the Network as Ukraine’s ‘principal recipient’, an unprecedented endorsement of an HIV positive peoples’ network.

EJAF is currently supporting training for 20 childcare specialists who will work with HIV positive children across the country in the Network’s community centres.  We are also funding the establishment of services at six sites for men who have sex with men – information, condoms, referral for testing and treatment.  These are some of the first of their kind in the country.

Our Goals

AIDS is the most devastating modern day disease. Our vision today, along with thousands around the world, is to create an AIDS free future through science, support and most of all compassion.

No More Discrimination

Stigma is still HIV's most deadly symptom. We have cheap, easy ways to test for HIV, and ever more effective drugs to treat the HIV virus. We cannot use them if people living with or very vulnerable to HIV are shunned, hidden, or denied their human rights. Compassion cures discrimination. It needs no special training or qualifications, just a belief that all people deserve the chance to protect themselves and others. Without compassion, we cannot create an AIDS free future.

No More HIV infections

We fund a huge range of projects - from mobile testing units at football matches to sending SMS text reminders to pregnant women. They all make HIV testing easy, affordable, reliable and above all are offered to everyone without judgement or discrimination. It's essential that HIV testing is a routine part of public health. The work we fund is always linked to national systems, and we lobby governments ensure the structures are in place to maintain and expand them.

No More AIDS Deaths

HIV medicines are now available for as little as $300 a year. Enlightened donors, NGOs and governments have made them available to over 7 million people living with HIV. These medicines not only save lives, they make people living with the virus up to 96% less infectious. So it turns out compassion for those who are sick has also been the best prevention plan. We fund programmes that expand affordable, quality medical treatment to reach those who urgently need help and are still waiting.

Ways you can help

At the Elton John AIDS Foundation we believe that AIDS can be beaten. Our goal is to create an AIDS free future for everybody in this world. With enough support, love and creativity, we know this is possible.