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While the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS continues, tens of millions of people worldwide are currently living with the disease. Development of sophisticated "cocktails" of expensive antiretroviral (ARV) drugs has made HIV/AIDS a manageable chronic illness in developed countries. But for infected people in developing countries, it remained a death sentence, while global health experts opined that treatment was too expensive and too complicated to save the lives of the poor.

When Partners In Health (PIH) launched the HIV Equity Initiative in rural Haiti in 2000, it was one of the first programs in the world to provide free, comprehensive HIV treatment and prevention services to the destitute sick. The program's unparalleled and demonstrable success helped pave the way for unprecedented new funding and attention to the diseases of the poor, including the creation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Health Organization's "3 by 5" campaign and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). In a strong endorsement of PIH's innovative approach, one of the Global Fund's first grants funded significant expansion of the HIV Equity Initiative in Haiti. Elements of PIH's model have now been adopted by projects worldwide.

The key to the HIV Equity Initiative's success lies in its comprehensive approach: nutritional and social support are provided along with life-saving medicines, and treatment is closely linked to prevention and to other health services. Community health workers provide the "missing infrastructure" that is often cited as an obstacle to AIDS care in poor countries. This community-based approach works so well that during the 2004 coup d'état in Haiti not a single PIH AIDS patient missed a dose of medication.

PIH employs local community health workers to administer and monitor ARV treatment within the communities in which they work, first in Haiti and now in Peru, the United States, Rwanda, Lesotho, and Malawi.

This Gift That Gives More™ funds ARV medicines for one person through Partners In Health. Choose your level of participation:

  • One Month level ($11)
  • Three Month level ($32)
  • Six Month level ($64)
  • One Year level ($128)


Partners In Health (PIH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service, training, advocacy, and research, and by establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations, PIH strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.


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