25 Ways to Make a Difference
and encourage anyone you know who is sexually active to consider testing.
Offer your time and talents to serve those affected with HIV/AIDS.
Practice safe(r) sex
Make healthy decisions in regards to your sexual health, and protect yourself against potential infection.
Use the Virtual Red Ribbon
on your website or email signature.
See the Quilt
The AIDS Memorial Quilt commemorates over 40,000 lives of those with HIV/AIDS.
Walk, run, or ride
to raise funds and awareness for Piedmont Care.
Organize an event
to raise funds for Piedmont Care.
Wear a Red Ribbon
to show your support for people with HIV/AIDS and their caretakers, and for education and research leading to effective treatments, vaccines, or cures.
Donate a book or video
about living with HIV/AIDS to your local library.
Purchase greeting cards and gifts
from organizations like the United Nations and AmFAR, (The Foundation for AIDS Research) who donate to support the HIV/AIDS community.
Be a friend
If you know someone living with HIV/AIDS, make the commitment to celebrate your friendship.
money or individually packaged food and personal care items to Piedmont Care.
Remember the holidays
by donating gifts to children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Lobby your senators or representatives
for increased funding for HIV/AIDS programs.
a World AIDS Day event.
Organize a food drive
to support Piedmont Care's emergency pantry.
HIV/AIDS in your community. Encourage people to share their experiences and fears. Share information on safe(r) sex and personal protection practices.
to the Safe Haven Project, which creates and funds camps for children living with HIV/AIDS.
If you work for a large company, ask about matching-giving efforts.
in fundraisers for HIV/AIDS education and treatment.
Learn more about HIV/AIDS
Free HIV trainings are available.
Be open with friends and colleagues if you are positive, or if you know someone who is living with HIV.
Piedmont Care to speak to your organization, club, church, etc. about HIV/AIDS.
Lend a hand
If you know someone living with HIV/AIDS, offer to rake leaves, mow the lawn, paint a room, or walk a dog.
Start a blog
Write about your efforts and activities and invite others to share their stories.
Modified from The New York Times, December 1, 2006