Mission 40-40-40: AFA
by Dharmendra Yadav
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Oct 2017, 11:59 PM
I am raising S$40,000 for 40 charities by the time I turn 40 in 2017. Simply put, 40k for 40 by 40! I have already donated S$4,000 of my own funds to these charities and I hope you will participate in this effort. This charity is one of the 40 beneficiaries. Thank you for helping to make this difference.
In South and South-East Asia, an estimated 4 million people were living with HIV in 2011. Singapores prevalence rate is considered low compared to other country in the region. We intend to keep it that way through outreach and education. We do not want to see another young person get infected due to lack of necessary knowledge. We do not want to another child born with HIV due to lack of information. We do not want to see another late diagnosed patient due to avoiding stigma. We do not want another person living with HIV skip medication due to fear of disclosure. We do not want another person lost their job due to ignorance and discrimination. Above all, we dont want to see another death caused by HIVAIDS or related stigma and discrimination.This Epidemic is preventable. New infections and death are avoidable.We have immense knowledge about how the disease is transmitted and the existence of resources such as condoms that prevent transmission and anti-retroviral drugs which prolong lives and reduce infections to partners.This epidemic continued to be fueled by stigma surrounding HIVAIDS and ignorance. It creates a culture of secrecy, silence, ignorance, blame, shame and victimization. Many of those who are infected keep their status a secret and those who are uninfected continue to believe that it cant happen to them.