Now more than 3 decades into this epidemic, our clients still endure stigma and discrimination. Although progress has been close to miraculous in some ways, especially in the area in treatment, people living with HIV/AIDS are often afraid to seek the help they need for fear of ridicule, judgment, and isolation. This stigma is, as unfortunate as it is, is real. This stigma keeps the community from seeking the education and tools they desperately need to prevent the spread of HIV.
Your financial support allows us to offer programs that provide life-saving, life-enhancing medical care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Your support helps UCSC contribute to a culture that values education, awareness, compassion, and understanding. This is a culture that outright rejects stigma.
I’d like to personally thank you in advance for the role you will play in providing a future of hope for a world without stigma, fear and ignorance about HIV/AIDS.