An overview of CRS programming in HIV and AIDS
Over the past 25 years, HIV and AIDS has affected millions of people worldwide. The rising tide of illness and death—and the millions of orphans left behind endangers the development of many regions of the world.
Prolonged sickness and eventual death of those with AIDS diminishes a family’s ability to sustain its livelihood and a community’s ability to maintain social cohesion. Pressures on family and society affect the poor disproportionately. Young women, in particular, carry the greatest burdens and risks related to HIV. As Catholics, we are compelled to act.
The resources below describe CRS' HIV and AIDS programming around the world–which helps millions of the poor and vulnerable live longer, healthier lives.
CRS supports more than 280 HIV and AIDS projects in 62 countries. We will continue to expand our programming as the disease continues to devastate lives of families and communities overseas.
State of the Epidemic
Community-Based Care and Support
Orphans and Vulnerable Children
HIV and AIDS Prevention
Food Security and Nutrition
Injecting Drug Use
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
HIV and AIDS Policy and Advocacy
Hope and Dignity booklet
Current HIV Programming