About HIV & AIDS

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV gradually breaks down the immune system that your body has built up to protect you against all kinds of viruses and bacteria. This can lead to symptoms and complaints. When that protective layer is so weakened that your body can hardly protect itself, we call it AIDS. Here you can read everything about HIV and AIDS, the treatment, testing for HIV and living with HIV.

What is HIV?   HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV gradually breaks down the immune system that your body has built up to protect you against all kinds of viruses and bacteria. That can lead to  symptoms and complaints . When that protective layer is so weakened that your body can hardly protect itself, we call it AIDS.

What is AIDS?  When your body can no longer protect itself against viruses and bacteria due to HIV, it is AIDS. AIDS can be deadly. Good medication is available to everyone in the Netherlands and no one in our country has to die of AIDS. In other countries, especially in Africa, it is very different. Hundreds of thousands of people die of AIDS every year.

What does Aidsfonds do?

With the support of loyal supporters and donors, we are committed to everyone who has to deal with HIV and AIDS. In the Netherlands and in the rest of the world. We are going for a world without HIV and AIDS. How? You can read that below.

The AIDS epidemic is one of the largest epidemics of all time. AIDS has already claimed 35 million lives over the years. And there are still millions of deaths every year. These are fathers and mothers who leave their children as orphans. Children, who never get the chance for a future. And lovers, gay and straight, who are separated by death far too soon.

How does Aidsfonds make a difference?

Aidsfonds is there for everyone who has to deal with HIV and AIDS. No matter who you love or what you do, how you live, what color your skin is, whether you are man or woman or child. Because everyone has the right to care. Unfortunately, the practice is different. Fighting AIDS requires courage and decisiveness. Dare to focus on the groups and areas where the problems are greatest. That is exactly what Aidsfonds does. We help those people who are most affected. In the Netherlands and abroad. To end AIDS, we work with local communities, invest in scientific research and ensure that AIDS remains high on the global agenda. Together we will stop AIDS. For the love of all loves.

Projects & Stories

Project: Love Alliance

Project: Healthy future for children with HIV

Project: Free HIV testing

Project: Online tool for HIV depression

Project: Fighting for generic HIV medication

Project: HIV care for gay men, sex workers and drug users

Project: Brave fight against AIDS

Project: Healing and stigma

Project: Give excluded people a voice

Will you help?

Last year, nearly 700,000 people died of AIDS. Just one pill a day prevents a pregnant woman from passing on HIV to her baby, a mother losing her child, a man losing his lover, or a child losing his parents. Yet more than 10 million people living with HIV are still not receiving life-saving medicines. We have the knowledge and medicine to beat AIDS. Will you help?

Your support saves lives

We can stop AIDS! With your donation we can bring the end of AIDS closer:

  • you fund scientific research into an HIV medicine
  • you make sure people get HIV inhibitors
  • thanks to you, there is good information about HIV and AIDS
  • with your help, AIDS will remain high on the political agenda

Your donation makes the difference

With your donation you ensure that:

  • children are tested for HIV and receive care.
  • people receive life-saving medicines. Also in war and on the run.
  • scientific research into an HIV medicine is financed
  • People receive good information about HIV and AIDS.

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