October 4, 2006

Adventist HIV and AIDS Organizations

BY SANDRA A. BLACKMER, news editor of Adventist World                                             Main Story
capOther Adventist organizations that target the HIV and AIDS pandemic and help those affected by the disease include:

Adventists Against AIDS in Africa: www.adventistagainstaids.orgThis is a ministry of Oakwood College Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. Its goals include raising awareness about HIV and AIDS in Africa, mobilizing committed individuals and groups to take specific action in underserved communities in Africa, reducing the stigma associated with those affected by the disease, and facilitating access to health care.
General Conference HIV-AIDS International Ministry (AAIM): www.aidsministry.com — AAIM is the result of a joint project of the General Conference, the three Adventist divisions based in Africa, ADRA, Loma Linda University and Medical Center, and the General Conference Health Department. Its mission is to bring comfort, healing, and hope to people affected by HIV and AIDS, and to share a message of education and prevention to the general population.

ADRA International: www.adra.org —The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Its mission includes identifying and addressing social distortions and deprivation in developing countries and improving the quality of life of those in need.