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An estimated 40.3 million people, up from 37.5 million in 2003, are living with HIV globally. More than 3 million people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2005; of these, more than 500,000 were children. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

The problem of the HIV/AIDS epidemic can be overwhelming. This fatal disease has infected millions of people, left millions more orphaned, and it continues to spread. United Methodists are not quiet regarding this global crisis. We are there, comforting the sick and bringing healing and education to those within our reach.

HIV/AIDS-Related Programs and Funds

The following list describes programs that reach out to people affected by HIV/AIDS in the US and abroad. Use this information to learn more about what United Methodists are doing to combat this pandemic and to support those who are affected by it. Many of these programs needs monetary support. Click on "Give Now" if you would like to contribute to this important work.

United Methodist Global AIDS Fund

The fund supports education, prevention, care, and treatment programs for people living with HIV/AIDS in the US and abroad. Learn more...

AIDS Orphan Trust

This program supports community efforts to care for orphans by assisting them with their daily needs, school fees, and moral and spiritual support. Learn more...

AIDS Awareness and Children Impacted by HIV/AIDS in Africa

This program supports HIV/AIDS educational programs to promote prevention, community care programs for orphaned children, health coordinator training, and literature distribution. Online Giving

The Mutti AIDS Fund

Proceeds from this fund have supported HIV/AIDS ministries in the US to assist education and outreach programs. They also support HIV/AIDS programs that provide direct support to people impacted by the disease. Learn more...