STOP AIDS: KEEP THE PROMISE
On December 1, 2006, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) commemorates the lives of people living with HIV around the world, the suffering of those who have died from AIDS and the work of countless organizations dedicated to battling the pandemic. CRS is at the forefront of the global humanitarian response to HIV and AIDS, working closely with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the United States to expand the provision of care to people living with the virus.
Together, HIV and AIDS pose one of the largest, most complex threats to human health the world has ever known. Great stigma compounds already tragic physical consequence. And in the developing world, the pandemic is devastating the physical, social and economic health of entire communities and regions. Not only do people suffer and die from this disease, it robs them of their dignity, their families, their social networks and their livelihoods.
Founded in 2007, Ursuline Piazza addresses gaps in services for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Originally, clients included HIV-positive residents at St. Augustine Manor as well as former residents, family members, caregivers, and health care providers Ursuline Piazza services have now expanded to include individuals from throughout the Greater Cleveland community. Services provided include counseling, social services, transportation, and educational programming.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – HIV/AIDS Resources
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