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HIV/AIDS IS NOT OVER IN THE U.S.

Today, approximately 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, with one in five unaware of their infected status.

Source: CDC

In 2009, 54,000 new HIV cases were reported in the U.S., equating to one every 9.5 minutes.

And, in 2011, the CDC reported that more than 40% of new U.S. HIV infections affect those aged 13 to 29. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than half a million people have died in the United States as a result of AIDS.

ABOUT DIFFA

DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is working toward an AIDS-free generation. DIFFA, which has a Charity Navigator 3 star rating – with a score of 81.06 out of 100 for its financial, accountability and transparency) – has granted more than $41M to U.S. AIDS service organizations. It is one of the country’s largest proponents of educational and direct care programs...

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WHO WE HELP

In 2016, Gift for Life helped DIFFA grant more than $333,000 to 26 organizations across the U.S. (The year before, DIFFA National granted more than $225,000 to 17 organizations nationwide.) These organizations ensure that young people are getting tested, work with high-risk populations on education and care, provide housing and nutritional support, and even provide job readiness and training.

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