Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Planning for more HIV Treatment Machines

We need more machines to allow us to treat more people as demand increases each day.

All donations, however small are welcomed.  Please help with whatever you can - the donate button is on the right

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Children of Hope - by Carole

The Children of Hope movie is almost in the can!

It was such a wonderful and uplifting experience to witness the positive and beneficial HIV healing effect of the EMFS treatment upon the orphans gathered together with the poets in Durban..

You can help us to buy more EMFS machines to heal more people by making a donation; just click the Donate button on the right.

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Thank You!

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Thursday, 2 December 2010

World AIDS Day - 1 December 2010
Global view of HIV prevalence 2009

Today is World AIDS Day
The UK published Independent newspaper has issued a special edition to mark the occasion of World AIDS Day, which is guest edited by Sir Elton John, the musician and activist on AIDS issues.  Elton John has decorated the front page with a rose to symbolise the fight against AIDS; it is a specially commissioned piece of art by the British painter Gary Hume, designed to evoke the transience of life which the deadly Aids pandemic underscores.

Untitled - Gary Hume
  "I chose a rose because it's a beautiful thing, that blooms and then dies," Hume said yesterday. "I went out and bought some coloured pencils called Skin Colours of the World and drew with them on gesso and chalk."

World AIDS Day 2010: Signs of progress
According to the 2010 report from UNAIDS, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS program, the overall HIV infection rate has declined almost 20% in 10 years – from 3.1 million new cases in 1999 to 2.6 million in 2009. That decrease follows the previous two decades of explosive growth in the number of HIV infections.

In 2009, more than 33 million people worldwide were living with HIV. That's up from 26.2 million in 1999. Despite that staggering statistic, UNAIDS and other AIDS organizations are making progress in their efforts to control and eventually eradicate HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is a chance to take stock of how well these organizations are doing and where the world stands today.

According to the Monitor's Africa Bureau Chief Scott Baldauf, much of that decline can be attributed to funding from donor nations – such as the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which registered $6.8 billion in funding in 2010 – and private organizations. Much of that money goes toward education about prevention and prevention tools, such as teaching people about safe sex and making condoms more available.

This year's World AIDS Day theme is Universal Access and Human Rights. Global leaders have pledged to work towards universal access to HIV and AIDS treatment, prevention and care, recognizing these as fundamental human rights. Today, we urge our leaders to follow through on their commitments.

Jewish Groups Observe World AIDS Day 2010
This year, the first night of Hanukkah, December 1, coincides with World AIDS Day. Hanukkah celebrates the victory of a small group of Maccabees against the seemingly insurmountable armies of King Antiochus. Also, remember the miracle of Hanukkah, during which one day's supply of oil lasted for eight.

The ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS presents seemingly insurmountable challenges. For more than three decades the world has been battling HIV and AIDS, fighting for each life that has been touched by the virus. Throughout, the miracle of new drugs and treatments have been celebrated that have enhanced the quality and length of life for men, women, and children in the US and around the world.
The Jewish tradition teaches that when someone "saves one life, it is as though [they have] saved the universe." With more than 33 million people living with HIV and 2.6 million new infections in 2009, the obligation to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic is clear.

U.S. Changes HIV Policies
President Barack Obama released the first-ever national AIDS strategy in July 2010, setting the goal of reducing the annual number of new HIV infections by 25 percent within five years.
Legislation ending a 22 year ban on anyone infected with HIV entering the United States went into effect in January this year. The next International AIDS Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., in 2012. The US has not hosted the conference since 1990 due to the HIV travel ban.

World AIDS Day 2010 - Concerns
UNAIDS reported in its 2010 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic, in 2009, about 370,000 children were born with HIV. This is down from 430,000 in 2008.
But, recent report from the United Nations says that AIDS will kill half of all 15-year-olds in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa by 2012 if something is not done soon. Nearly 14 million children have already been orphaned by AIDS, and each day, nearly 1,000 children are born HIV positive -- starting life already carrying the burden of this deadly disease.

World Aids Day 2010 – HIV sufferers given a second chance by pioneering treatment
A one-off, non-invasive, treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers requiring no drugs and with no side effects is available now. For more details read the blog background information post here and visit: