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Kaviri Ali
Kampala, Uganda

Coming from a humble background and raised by his grandmother, Ali Kaviri is a dynamic youth activist with over four years...


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Notable Quotes

"We must spend our energy on fighting this epidemic, not fighting each other."

Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS

“When the history of our times is written, will we be remembered as the generation that turned our backs in a moment of a global crisis or will it be recorded that we did the right thing?” - Nelson Mandela

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus is transferred from person to person when an HIV positive individual’s blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk comes in contact with another person’s bloodstream (through the mouth, throat, or breaks in the skin). This viral infection usually occurs during unprotected sexual activity, but can also occur between an HIV/AIDS positive mother and her child, through an unsecure blood transfusion, and by sharing used needles.
Once infected it takes as long as 8 to 10 years for the Human... (more)


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Internal Human Displacement, affecting children.
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Guide to Action

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TIGed Activities

The purpose of this unit is to create awareness of HIV and AIDS in the world today. Students will...

Health & Global Inequities
This unit introduces student to the topic of global health inequities throughout the world. In...

An Introduction to HIV/AIDS
This lesson is designed to give students a brief understanding of both the global impact of...

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Commitment to respect self and others by disclosing HIV status.
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Help AIDS Orphans in Uganda
There are over 2.2 million AIDS orphans in Uganda. The Nyaka AIDS Orphans School in southwestern...

Support HIV/AIDS Infected People
At times people fail to understand that the infected people with HIV/AIDS don't all get it...

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Plan Youth at AIDS 2008
Plan International is bringing a delegation of 11 young people from around the world to AIDS...

HIV/AIDS Guide to Action Network
Introducing TakingITGlobal's official HIV/AIDS Youth Guide to Action! This comprehensive guide...

Working To Empower: HIV Education Project 2006
Working to Empower is a non-profit and non-governmental organization working to empower...

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The Mexico City YouthForce’s Advocacy Taskforce will undertake its e-consultation for AIDS 2008...

Mexico City YouthForce
(En Español abajo!) (En Français a la fin de cette message) SUBCOMMITTEE APPLICATION...

Dear Comrades, Welcome on board the "AIDS RIDE 2008" adventurous bike ride across north America,...

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Access to Health
I am petitioning the United Nations, international civil society members, and global citizens in...

Youth for Waiting till Marriage
Many youth have engaged in pre-marital sex and yet many more are faced with daily temptations...

AIDS : A promise is an IOU
It has been said that we are the AIDS generation. We are the first generation to grow up with...