by Curtis Clinch •
HRC is partnering with AID for AIDS and Prevention Access Campaign to recycle HIV medications and to send them to developing nations across the world.
HRC is partnering with AID for AIDS and Prevention Access Campaign to recycle HIV medications and to send them to developing nations across the world. The “Pass it On” campaign aims to supply those who lack access to treatment with the life-saving medicine they need to stay healthy. In developing nations, there is a lack of access to HIV/AIDS treatment that runs so deep in health care systems that it leaves countries around the globe ill equipped to absorb costs, transport and connect people to medication. This problem is so prevalent that we are not on pace to achieve a HIV-free world by 2030.
With more than 37 million people living with HIV, this campaign reaches some of the most vulnerable and under-resourced communities in the world like the many regions in sub-Saharan Africa and South America. This year especially we’ve seen a large increase in demand in Ukraine, Bosnia and Croatia due to the tragic current events. As people are fleeing these countries due to violence and conflict, it creates barriers to laboratory testing, specialized medical treatment and care.
The Pass it On campaign has provided medication to more than 20,000 people living with HIV in more than 70 countries. This year, we are looking to increase that number to receiving 1,000 shipments and we need your help.
Remove your name and address from your unused and unexpired HIV medication, but leave the medication name and expiration date visible.
Seal your medication in a plastic bag and place it in a padded envelope or cardboard box. Ensure there are no loose capsules or tablets.
Ship your medication to the AID for AIDS office at 131 Varick Street, Suite 1006, New York, NY 10013.
If you want free shipping, then register your contact information here. You’ll receive a pre-paid label via email for free from FedEx or USPS shipping in 1-12 hours.
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For additional questions visit AID for AIDS.
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