The U.N. estimates that there are about 33 million people in the world living with HIV/AIDS. The epidemic encompasses men, women, and children. Approximately 7,500 new infections are reported daily, 1,000 of which are among children under 15. The disease has claimed more than 25 million lives since 1981, with 2 million of those in 2007 alone.
There is hope. For example, access to services for preventing the mother-to-child transmission of HIV has increased, relating to an estimated 19% decrease in AIDS-related deaths globally among children from 2004 to 2009.*
While the crisis appears overwhelming, future progress depends on the joint effort of everyone working together in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. NCM is working every day around the globe to offer support and care to those suffering from HIV/AIDS as well as the orphans and caregivers left in the wake of its destructive path.
You can bless the HIV/AIDS ministries of NCM around the world with your gift to the Global HIV/AIDS Fund. Thank you for your part in fighting HIV/AIDS worldwide.
*Statistics from the UNAIDS 2010 Report of the Global AIDS Epidemic