The Children's AIDS Fund International works to limit suffering caused by HIV disease for children and their families in the United States and around the world, by providing care, services, resources, referrals and education.
The Children's AIDS Fund International's goal is to limit suffering of HIV-impacted children and families around the globe. For more than 25 years CAF has modeled compassionate care; promoted public health principles to limit HIV's spread; advocated development of diagnostics, treatments, vaccines and a cure; and worked to educate, equip and engage people of all ages and from all walks of life to be part of the HIV disease solution.
Our Goal: Limit the Suffering for HIV Impacted Children and Families with Tangible Relief.
Working with local partners in the US and abroad abroad, CAFI supports projects that bring tangible relief to HIV impacted children and families through treatment, care, financial assistance, education, psychosocial support, microenterprise, nutrition, and livelihood skills.
Focused on quality services and sustainability, CAF also provides mentorship and training to build local partner staff capacity in critical areas of program implementation, organizational governance and grant management to ensure successful and cost-effective, donor compliant implementation.
Where We Work
What We Do
Among HIV positive people globally, estimates are that one person in every five does not know they have the disease (Health and Human Services, 2012, p 2.). That number is most likely higher for children since their access to testing is more limited than adults. No one truly knows the number of undiagnosed cases of HIV in children. Testing is generally available at medical facilities to which mothers may or may not have ready access. Some mothers are not aware of their own status let alone their childâ€™s.