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Alma
Alma, a health educator for Curamericas in Guatemala, leads a discussion on HIV transmission and prevention to a group of women in a remote village. The project was supported by the UM Global AIDS Fund.

UM Global AIDS Fund News

Lighten the BurdenSave the Date: Lighten the Burden IV AIDS Conference, April 23, 2012
You are invited to participate in Tackling the AIDS Pandemic, a Lighten the Burden IV Conference, Tampa, Florida, April 23. Discover how faith-based organizations are tackling HIV and AIDS locally and around the world. Download brochure for further conference details.

Stigma kills as effectively as AIDS
Don Messer, chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund provides commentary on HIV/AIDS and stigma during the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Busan, South Korea.

AIDS-free generation’ in sight
The Rev. Donald Messer, chairperson of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Committee, says the goal of an AIDS-free generation is worthy of support from faith communities and nongovernmental organizations.

Shepherd or Sheep?
At the recent African-American Women and HIV/AIDS conference held in Columbia, South Carolina March 3-5, guest speaker Dr. Bambi Gaddist, executive director of the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council, engaged participants with a question: “Are you the shepherd or the sheep?”

A Clarion Call to Fight HIV/AIDS
The first ever African-American Women and HIV/AIDS conference sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund opened Thursday night March 3 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

UMC Global AIDS Fund Committee Condems Death of Ugandan Human Rights Activist
The Committee calls on religious community to speak out on behalf of marginalized and resist all attempts to promote intolerance and hatred. Read statement here.


Visioning an AIDS-Free World

Perfect 20/20 vision requires more than seeing, it requires action. The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund is working toward an AIDS-free world by providing a tangible response to the worldwide HIV/AIDS crisis. Through 20/20: Visioning an AIDS-Free World, United Methodists and friends can stop the transmission of HIV from mother to child, teach young adults about HIV prevention, and feed an HIV-positive person, that enables them to take their medicine and lead a productive life. For a commitment of $20 a month or more until the year 2020, you can help put a stop to HIV/AIDS in our world.

The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund supports education, prevention, care, and treatment programs for people living with HIV/AIDS around the world.  The Fund currently supports 175 HIV/AIDS church-oriented and Christ-centered ministries in 37 countries, including the United States.

Through the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund plan, 25 percent of what each annual conference raises should be used in that conference for AIDS work, either locally or in global projects.

What You Can Do  

Become a UM Global AIDS Fund Ambassador.

Ambassadors for the UM Global AIDS Fund agree to do the following:

If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please contact us to complete the Contact Form.