World AIDS Day 2013

News photo AIDSMedical Mission Sisters have long reached out to those with HIV/AIDS.  On December 1,
World AIDS Day, latest figures show 35,000,000 people now living with HIV.  3.3 million are under 15. Even with increased availability of anti-retrovirals, in 2012,  1.6 million persons still died of AIDS.  Toward an end to HIV/AIDS in our world, we continue offering hands-on care to those affected, teaching how to prevent HIV/AIDS, working with AIDS orphans, training caregivers and counselors, and being present in a healing way as “buddies” to those who suffer with AIDS.

Photo: Sister Christine Kivungi, left, ministers to AIDS orphans and children infected with HIV in Ang’iya, Kenya.