Responding to an immediate need in our community; the Capital City AIDS Fund (CCAF) has undertaken an aggressive effort to promote HIV prevention to Sacramento area youth. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that HIV infections among youth has skyrocketed. Alarmingly, 60% of HIV+ youth do not know they are HIV+.
CCAF's HIV Prevention and Education Campaign was launched in 2005 and has grown steadily since. Key to the effort has been the installation of dozens of free condom dispensers, which include full-color posters. The displays have been perfected over the years through testing in the field. CCAF's patented dispensers have proven so effective that some of the nation's largest HIV/AIDS organizations are now using CCAF's dispensers in locations across the globe, including distant locations in India and Africa.
CCAF is currently distributing more than 12,000 free condoms each month at key bars, restaurants and other locations that cater to our area's youth. CCAF's goal is to double that number over the next 18 months. With each infection that is prevented, we potentially save a life and help prevent a chronic disease that can cost up to $20,000 annually, per individual, to treat. A 7-cent condom can prevent an infection and make a difference.
How can you help? Please donate to the CCAF HIV Prevention and Education Campaign. Here's what your contribution buys:
|$25||Buys 357 condoms for free distribution at local venues|
|$100||Buys 10 vinyl poster/decals containing an HIV prevention message|
|$500||Buys 5 display/dispensers that will be installed at local venues|
|$1,000||Buys 1 display/dispenser and fills it with free condoms for 1 year|
|$2,500||Buys 33,300 condoms for free distribution at local venues|
|$5,000||Buys 50 display/dispensers that will be installed at local venues|
|$10,000||Buys 10 display/dispensers and fills them with free condoms for 1 year|
Thank you for your support.