World AIDS Day Statement from Planet Aid

HIV/AIDS TceSaturday December 1 is World AIDS Day. In the past, this was a day of sadness and remembrance. Today, it is a day of tremendous hope.

The global theme this year is "Getting to Zero" -  a vision of a day when there are no more HIV infections, and no more people dying of AIDS.  In support of this goal, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced this week the U.S. government's blueprint for "Creating an AIDS Free Generation," and it represents a bold step forward.

Planet Aid is a proud supporter of the worldwide movement to make this vision a reality, not decades from now, but in the next generation.  We are thus fully behind the implementation of the "Total Control of the Epidemic" (TCE) program.  The U.S. Government has been the number one funding supporter of TCE, which has reached more than 14 million people with HIV testing, education and treatment support for children, pregnant mothers, men and women and families in the hardest hit nations.

We passionately share the goals of "Getting to Zero" by standing shoulder to shoulder with the communities and people fighting this epidemic. TCE mobilizes individuals and entire communities to take personal responsibility and control of HIV/AIDS in their lives, empowering them to know their status, understand the facts, get into treatment and support each other.

We want to thank all of our supporters who have made our contribution to TCE programs worldwide possible. The money we raise from clothing donations in our yellow bins and through online donations have helped tremendously. 

We encourage everyone to do their own part in "Getting to Zero" - take action in your own life, and support Planet Aid and all the organizations fighting together against this dreaded epidemic. To read more about TCE click here. To see the video of a presentation about TCE at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. click here.