Act Now! World AIDS Day

Action Steps for World AIDS Day, December 1

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What can I do?
The following suggestions come from HopeSprings, a faith-based non-profit organization based in Baltimore, MD. HopeSprings, working with a conglomeration of churches from the Baltimore region, exists to eradicate the spread of HIV/AIDS and its stigma and to provide hope and healing to those infected and affected by the virus.

  • Host a training for your congregation on HIV/AIDS and the impact in your city;
  • Hold a conference that brings together local service organizations and churches in your area;
  • Hold a health fair and include testing and linkage to care services;
  • Participate in the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS;
  • Invite people that are HIV positive to speak to the congregation about Living Well with HIV and how we are all infected/affected;
  • Hold a prayer meeting on a regular basis;
  • Incorporate a prayer in your service on a monthly basis;
  • Get involved with national seminars on HIV/AIDS;
  • Get involved with the local/state Faith Based Community Initiative Office;
  • Get involved with the local/State health department;
  • Have your fine arts department create a service designed around the holistic ministry of Jesus – his healing work physically, mentally, socially and emotionally – and weave in HIV/AIDS;
  • Have an education booth on a regular basis;
  • Create an action plan for reaching those infected and affected by HIV; and
  • Take a special offering for faith-based groups that are working in HIV.


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