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Frederick, MD 21705-0306 USA
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Contact Us: 301-865-9302
LifeRise AIDS Resources PO Box 306
Frederick, MD 21705-0306 USA
LifeRise® AIDS Resources, Inc.

Prevention

reduce vulnerability and transmission

The Need | LifeRise Strategy

The Need

Expanding Epidemic

Prevention is critical in HIV/AIDS. As people become newly infected, the epidemic continues to expand. It is imperative that LifeRise AIDS Resources does all we can to help individuals understand their vulnerabilities and protect themselves and others from transmission.

Cry for Prevention

Youth and Women

Prevention is especially urgent among youth and women. Young people account for the majority of new infections. Women are getting infected at an accelerated rate.

Prevention Critical Despite Treatment

Although treatment has diminished fear of HIV and mortality, getting infected is still a physical and emotional hardship. Treatment once begun is lifetime demanding almost perfect compliance. Less than total adherence may cause virus resistance, requiring second-line medicines not readily available.  Treatment may have side effects and long-term complications which can be debilitating and life threatening. Some serious illnesses accompanying AIDS may not reverse with treatment.

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LifeRise Strategy

Transformation to Prevent HIV

LifeRise helps people prevent HIV at the most life-changing level -- transformation informed by beliefs and values.

Through transformation, individuals are internally rather than externally motivated to avoid infection. They continue to practice healthy behaviors even if the threat of HIV seems to disappear or they do not experience an immediate tangible benefit. They choose risk elimination rather than merely risk reduction. They seek to protect not only themselves, but also others, and work to change their communities and cultures. If their transformational response proceeds out of a personal, love relationship with God, their desire to please God and do what is morally right will extend to other areas of their lives.

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