HIV and AIDS
UMCOR’s top priorities in addressing HIV and AIDS around the world are to challenge stigma and eradicate Mother-to-Child Transmission in partnership with the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) in agreement with UNAIDS and WHO policy.
Support the Just Save One Initiative
Just Save One is an UMGAF initiative to eradicate HIV by 2020. For the next year, UMGAF is intensifying its work of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and AIDS. Even a small gift can make a big difference.
Resources for you and your congregation to learn more about HIV and AIDS.
Congregation and small group resources
Established in 2004, UMGAF’s purpose is to stem the tide of HIV and AIDS around the world, and strengthen The United Methodist Church’s compassionate response to this deadly pandemic. UMGAF supports programs that focus on prevention, advocacy, testing, and counseling for people living with HIV and AIDS.
Through the generosity of United Methodists and others, UMGAF has supported more than 200 HIV/AIDS church-oriented programs in over 35 countries. In the United States, 25 percent of all donations to UMGAF through a local United Methodist church remain in the annual conference for AIDS ministries.
UMGAF is guided by an inter-agency committee comprised of representatives from:
- Council of Bishops
- General Board of Church & Society
- General Board of Global Ministries
- General Commission on Communications
- Division on Ministries with Young People
- United Methodist Women
- Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns