HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce.

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Opportunities to participate in advocacy efforts on HIV/AIDS issues; how to contact your representatives, learn about the legislative process, etc. amfAR News and Publications.

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Camp Heartland has provided fun, exciting and progressive camp experiences to kids living with or affected by AIDS.

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More than 20 percent of all Americans with AIDS/HIV do not know they are infected, and many of them pass on the virus to others.

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Case managers assist people living with AIDS to assess ongoing needs, develop a plan to meet these needs and connect people to community resources.

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Formerly known as DOORWAYS’ Supportive Housing Facility (DSHF), Cooper House serves people who are unable to live independently as a result of HIV/AIDS. It is the only program of its kind in the region and was one of the first in the United States to pr

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Community Health Charities is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Laurence M.D., Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Senior Scientist with amfAR.

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The Minnesota AIDS Project offers limited emergency financial aid to individuals and families living with HIV. Financial assistance can help pay utility bills, rent, or medical costs.

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amfAR publishes a wide range of educational materials and engages respected public figures, HIV/AID scientists, and policy makers in diverse efforts to communicate the Foundation’s message and the need for AIDS research.

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The GMT Initiative (formerly the MSM Initiative) provides financial and technical support to community organizations working to reduce the spread and impact of HIV among gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively,

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Opportunities to participate in advocacy efforts on HIV/AIDS issues; how to contact your representatives, learn about the legislative process, etc.

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Community Research Initiative (CRI) is an independent, nonprofit, community-based organization in New England dedicated to HIV and hepatitis C clinical research, treatment education, and financial assistance for approved HIV drug treatments and health ins

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amfAR utilizes formal requests for proposals to solicit grant applications for both targeted and general HIV/AIDS research.

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Homeless single mothers and fathers living with HIV/AIDS in Saint Louis find vital services that allow these parents to maintain independence and provide a safe and stable environment in which they can raise their children. This support allows for happier

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The Outstate Permanent Supportive Housing Program works with grassroots, community-based and faith-based organizations which have a history of providing housing and related assistance to poor and disadvantaged persons, in an effort to develop comprehensiv

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The Own Home program serves HIV/AIDS clients throughout a broad geographic range that includes seven counties in Missouri and eight counties in Illinois by: 1) helping clients locate and secure safe, affordable housing, and (2) assisting clients who face

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NAP strives to provide innovative and effective programs or services to meet the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and the overall community.

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The Residential program serves people affected by HIV/AIDS who are capable of independent living, but who’s financial and health issues limit their ability to pay fair market rent. Many of the individuals and families in the DOORWAYS Residential Program

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Nebraska AIDS Project provides free, confidential and anonymous HIV testing and counseling, with results available the same day. Free HIV testing and counseling is available at NAP locations in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Scottsbluff.

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It is never easy to talk with your kids about sex. But each year, there are approximately 19 million new STD infections, and almost half of them are among young people ages 15 to 24. In 2009, 46% of high school students reported having sexual intercourse

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States.

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Approximately 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, and more than 56,000 become infected with HIV every year. One-third of them are between the ages of 13 and 29.

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