Working to limit suffering of HIV impacted children and their families for 25 years.

Please join us to end the suffering once and for all as we work together toward an AIDS-Free generation.

Where We Serve

The Children's AIDs Fund International serves families, children and orphans all over the world through HIV Care and Treatment and Prevention, helping Orphans and vulnerable children and much more. The Children's AIDs Fund has specific program focus' in Malawi, South Africa, Russia, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia. Get information about each Program Focus, Key Needs, and find ways that you can help.

State of Children’s HIV

For the first time in the HIV/AIDS epidemic we are on the verge of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of the virus. In fact, CAFI is participating in the joint UNAIDS/UNICEF/PEPFAR “Countdown to Zero” campaign that has laid out a plan to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keep their mothers alive. Read more about the State of Children's HIV

How You Can Help

Without your help many of the most needy and vulnerable children in the world will die. There is no end to the creative ways anyone – young or old – can help limit suffering of children and families impacted by HIV. CAFI’s work to change and save lives is supported by people like you. As you think about how you can be part of the global solution to HIV/AIDS, please consider some ways that you can help.

The Story Unfolds

Children’s AIDS Fund International is Now on eBay

Children’s AIDS Fund International (CAFI) has a new way for you to help support our ongoing efforts to be part of the global solution to HIV/AIDS.  Beginning this week CAFI has begun listing selected items on eBay.   Some of these items are unique in limited quantities and others  are also featured on our website.  EBay, [...]

Tale of Wisdom from a Ugandan Youth

A tale of two villages of different ethnicities divided by a thick forest.   This forest was their sole survival, from it came firewood, fruits and meat.  The differences between these two societies created conflict that resulted in one viewing the other as their enemy. While the forest was their survival it was also haunted [...]

CAFI at Richmond 2014 Combined Federal Campaign Kick-off Event

Federal employees and members of the Armed Forces stationed at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation (DLA) Defense Supply Center Richmond, VA kicked off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) on September 23, 2014.  The Children’s AIDS Fund International (CAFI) was one of 30 charities invited to attend the celebration boasting this year’s theme: “We Make it [...]

Microscope Increases Clinic Capacity

On a recent trip to Uganda, Children’s AIDS Fund International (CAFI) President Anita Smith (left) presented a Bausch & Lomb medical microscope to the Family Hope Centre Kampala staff.     The equipment was donated by CAFI board member Russell Smith, president of Organization Communications Incorporated (OCI), headquartered in Northern Virginia. Mr. Russell Smith is no stranger [...]

State Employee Charity Giving Campaigns Begins

September heralds the beginning of the 2014 State Employee giving campaigns. The Children’s AIDS Fund International (CAFI) is participating in 17 campaigns throughout the U.S.  These state campaigns are an important fund raising source for CAFI.  The Maryland State Employees and Retirees once again lead the way with over $2,100 pledged last year.  Thank you [...]

Children’s AIDS Fund International Attends 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Kick-off in Washington D.C.

The Children’s AIDS Fund International was one of eight charities invited to attend the Kick-Off Combined Federal Campaign Celebration in Washington D.C.  of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Court Services and Offenders Supervision Agency (CSOSA) and The Pre-trial Services Agency (PSA).  In addition to the kick-off event a 9/11 observance ceremony was conducted.  Both events [...]

HIV is More than 10 Minutes in Biology Class

This summer while many students spent their school break on family vacations, one  student chose to spend some of her time volunteering at the Children’s AIDS Fund International (CAFI).   This incoming sophomore decided she wanted to learn more about HIV and its worldwide impact . After just a few days at CAFI she quickly realized [...]

HIV Prevention Debates Continue

With the dramatic increase in the number of patients on HIV treatment over the past decade and the recent still controversial emergence of pre-exposure prophylaxis  (PrEP) programs, more and more experts assert it is possible to treat our way out of the HIV epidemic.  Clearly increasing data supports that position because HIV positive individuals on [...]

New Program Will Double the Number of Children with HIV Receiving Treatment in Two Years

At the US-Africa Leaders Summit yesterday the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), launched Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT). ACT is an ambitious $200 million initiative to double the total number of children receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in ten priority African countries over [...]

HIV/AIDS Rate in the US Capital Surpasses Several African Nations

Most Americans think of HIV/AIDS as a challenge for other nations around the world, not the United States.   The alarming fact is that 3.2% of all adults ages 15 to 49 in Washington, DC are HIV positive.  If the US capital were a nation in Africa it would rank 23rd out of 54 countries in [...]

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