AIDS SERVICE FOUNDATION OFKANSAS CITY WE ARE FAMILY Think Globally. Act Locally WALKING FOR CHANGEAIDS WALK KC Eradicate Stigma and DiscriminationWORLD AIDS DAY
AIDS SERVICE FOUNDATION OF
KANSAS CITY
Think Globally. Act Locally.
WE ARE FAMILY
Think Globally. Act Locally
Raise Money. Raise Awareness. Raise Hope.
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WORLD AIDS DAY 2020: Activism Through Art

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For more than 30 years, the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City has been committed to eliminating the stigma, suffering, and spread of HIV/AIDS. As a leader in the fight against this disease, the Foundation provides educational and financial resources to four local organizations that directly support the more than 5,700 men, women, and children in Kansas City affected by HIV/AIDS. Your generosity allows KC Care Health Center, SAVE Inc., Thrive Health Connection, and Hope Care Center to continue to diagnose, treat, and provide holistic support.

In addition to supporting these organizations, the Foundation also contributes to its ASF Community Fund. This fund awards grants to not-for-profit organizations that serve the specialized needs of the diverse communities dealing with HIV/AIDS, provide support to their families, and/or promote education and prevention.

Kansas City continues to surpass national trends for its rate of suppressing viral loads – 74% locally compared to 35% nationally. This is a direct result of ASFKC’s dedication and hard work over the past three decades. Kansas City’s record is testimony to the U=U campaign promise that “Undetectable equals Untransmittable” and shows how continued local support will help area residents live full, productive lives.

More than 1 million people are living with HIV in the United State. Up to 25% are unaware and could be causing more than half of new infections in the U.S.

AIDS is the second leading cause of death in African American men ages 35-44.
AIDS is the leading cause
of death among black women ages 25-34.

27% of new infections
are among women,
73% are among men.
80% of new infections
in women are
heterosexually transmitted.

Approximately 56,000
new infections
occur each year, a 40% increase from previous CDC statistics estimating 40,000 annually.

Tuesday, December 1st at 11:30 am.

HIV/AIDS Activism Through Art

We have seen great advancements in the past several years with drug therapies. Many have made miraculous changes in HIV and AIDS patients’ lives and those who care for them.  However, there are many obstacles that still exist for those fighting this disease including Stigma, the expenses of treatments, and the continuous need for direct services of life’s essentials – housing, food, and care.

This is why ASFKC is here. We are with you and together, let’s continue to “Think Globally, Act Locally. 

HIV/AIDS is not over.

People, especially our youth and young adults, are still contracting HIV. While we’re pleased with the progress Kansas City has made, no one should be content with the nearly 5,000 people who are living with HIV/AIDS in your community.

Since 1992, the AIDS Service Foundation has steadfastly remained true to its founding mission and continues to be an essential part of the HIV/AIDS fabric.  Our mission remains the same — to fund local organizations that provide food, shelter, medical support, and other services to our area’s diverse communities living with HIV/AIDS. We are passionate about educating the public about this disease.

The mission is simple. The charge is clear. Passion, your passion, fuels the actions of this very foundation.  Today, we ask you to recommit to this year’s luncheon theme:

Commit to Thinking Globally– Acting Locally by participating throughout the year in ASFKC’s events.

Are you PrEPared?

Did you know there is a pill for HIV prevention? Learn more about Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, for oral, once-daily HIV prevention below. In the case of exposure to HIV, Post-exposure Prophylaxis, or PEP, can prevent the transmission of the virus if started within 72 hours and continued for 28 days. PrEP and PEP are for everyone at-risk, regardless of gender, race, or sexuality.