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The Loving Touch: Caring for Someone with HIV/AIDS


Since the first cases of Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were reported in 1981, infection with Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus (HIV) has grown to pandemic proportions.


  • Over 42 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, and 74 percent of these infected people live in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Over 19 million women are living with HIV/AIDS.
  • There are 14,000 new infections every day (95 percent in developing countries). HIV/AIDS is a “disease of young people,” with half of the 5 million new infections each year occurring among people ages 15 to 24.
  • The UN estimates that currently there are 14 million AIDS orphans and that by 2010 there will be 25 million.

    Source: www.unaids.org

This year, the General Conference Women’s Ministries Department, in partnership with the Adventist Aids International Ministry (AAIM), has been working on HIV/AIDS home-base care training material for Women’s Ministries directors to use. The Loving Touch Caring for Someone with HIV/AIDS is a tool for the women who are involved in training.

The material consists of a CD-ROM containing the PDF flip chart presentation which can be printed out to use as overheads, a PowerPoint flip chart presentation, and additional resource materials that give supplemental information on HIV/AIDS.

The resource teaching tool is available for use in the church or in the community. To get your copy of the material, contact your Division Women's Ministries director.


Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. —Franklin Jones

Prayer Corner

  • Annual Council in Manila
  • Women who are fighting HIV/AIDS
  • Women involved with evangelism
  • Praying for the women in Zimbabwe


  • October 1—Devotional Book deadline
  • October 17—International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October 31—Scholarship Applications due to GCWM


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