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Today is World AIDS Day. This year's theme is "Getting to Zero," with a commitment to zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero discrimination.

Our two-pronged strategy to help fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, is to a) provide livestock to increase incomes so impoverished families can afford AIDS medication and b) teach sustainable farm methods integrating livestock with crop production to add protein to family diets so the AIDS medicine will be more effective.

Our work in the field has other positive effects that will help us "Get to Zero." Watch these short videos to hear it directly from our participants.

Heifer Improves the Nutrition and Health of People Living with HIV/AIDS

Heifer Helps HIV/AIDS Orphans

Heifer Helps End Discrimination Against Survivors


Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She and her husband raise two daughters in a house way too small for their four pets. They spend a lot of time sweeping.