OUR CAUSE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In August of 2013 our brother Anthony passed away from AIDS. We wanted to create something that not only honored Anthony’s memory and legacy but that also allowed us to give back. In honor of Anthony and the countless others who have lost their lives to AIDS, we are developing The Gavin Luxe Legacy candle.
Gavin Luxe has partnered with AHC-The Alliance for Our Healthy Community (formerly the Long Beach AIDS Foundation) to donate 10% of the proceeds from our soon to be launched Legacy Candle in honor of Anthony.
The Alliance for Our Healthy Community is a volunteer-based public charitable trust with a commitment to put those affected by HIV/AIDS and other allied illnesses, first. Core volunteers are also HIV+ and share in the empathy and needs of those seeking case management and access to services.
“Our goal is to go out of business only because we ended new HIV infections! We believe we can get there, former Secretary of State, Hillary R Clinton, believes that we all can get there. Show your support to those agencies who will choose that path to end HIV, finally…then call it quits! Let’s end new HIV infections, today.” – AHC-The Alliance for Our Healthy Community
Interested in donating directly to AHC-The Alliance for Our Healthy Community? Donate by clicking the donate button on the AHC website http://alliancehc.org
THE GLOBAL HIV/AIDS CRISIS TODAY
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has become one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges:
- 33.4 million are currently living with HIV/AIDS.
- More than 25 million people have died of AIDS worldwide since the first cases were reported in 1981.
- In 2008, 2 million people died due to HIV/AIDS, and another 2.7 million were newly infected.
- While cases have been reported in all regions of the world, almost all those living with HIV (97%) reside in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most people living with HIV or at risk for HIV do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment, and there is still no cure.
- The HIV epidemic not only affects the health of individuals, it impacts households, communities, and the development and economic growth of nations. Many of the countries hardest hit by HIV also suffer from other infectious diseases, food insecurity, and other serious problems.
- Despite these challenges, there have been successes and promising signs. New global efforts have been mounted to address the epidemic, particularly in the last decade. Prevention has helped to reduce HIV prevalence rates in a small but growing number of countries and new HIV infections are believed to be on the decline. In addition, the number of people with HIV receiving treatment in resource poor countries has increased 10-fold since 2002, reaching an estimated 4 million by 2008.
The United States supports a wide range of activities—from research and development to technical assistance and financial support to other nations—to combat the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Read about PEPFAR and U.S. government global HIV/AIDS activities.
Stats via http://www.aids.gov[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]