AfA presents Red Ribbon Awards to British High Commission & Luxasia Foundation

This year, we were honoured to present the Awards to two remarkable organisations with whom we have enjoyed significant partnerships: The British High Commission and Luxasia Foundation. At the event to receive the Awards were His Excellency Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner to Singapore, and Mr Patrick Chong, Chairman of Luxasia Foundation.

Professor Roy Chan explained why sexually-transmitted diseases are managed by dermatologists

Interview with Prof Roy Chan, former Director of the National Skin Centre and Founding President of Action for AIDS (Singapore). He explained why sexually-transmitted diseases are managed by dermatologists in Singapore, and also discussed the state of HIV social acceptance and management in Singapore

Charlie Sheen reveals he’s HIV positive

Sheen, 50, told NBC’s Today show he was diagnosed about four years ago and said the reason he disclosed the information was because he was being blackmailed.

“I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive,” Sheen said yesterday, saying he was “not entirely sure” how he acquired the virus.
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb,” he added.

Ban on entry into Singapore eased for foreigners with HIV

SINGAPORE – For more than two decades, foreigners infected with HIV have not been allowed to set foot in Singapore. However, the ban on those entering on short-term visit passes was lifted on April 1, The Straits Times has found out.

The ban remains for long-term visitors, such as those looking to work in Singapore or those who want to accompany a child studying here, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed.

Emergenetics Selected Partner

AfA is proud to be a selected partner of Emergenetic’s SG50 community initiative.

In celebration of Singapore’s jubilee, Emergenetics International is partnering with their trained associates to design and conduct 50 pro bono workshops for leadership and management teams of non-profit organisations in Singapore as a way of giving back by empowering the key stakeholders who are making a difference.

Youth Got Heart 2015

We are proud to be part of Youth Got Heart 2015. Since 2008, Raffles Institution’s (Year 5-6) Interact Club have been organising the annual Youth Got Heart (YGH). YGH 2015 is also marking SG50 here at Toa Payoh Hub Atrium. Drop by and find out more about AfA or to sign up as a volunteer.

About Youth Got Heart

YGH is a roadshow that connects VWOs such as yourself with youth volunteers all over Singapore!

This year, YGH will be slightly different as we are a SG50 event! This is an extremely exciting prospect for all of us and we really do hope that you can be a part of it!

Chinese New Year Bazaar

Date : 11 Feb 2015

Time : 12pm to 2pm

Venue : 1 Raffles Quay

Are you ready for Chinese New Year? Why not pick up some handmade decoration perfect for Chinese New Year !

These are made by persons living with HIV, and 100% of proceeds go towards helping them fund raise for medication And treatment cost.

Do drop by and show your support.

AfA Look Back 2014

As the year draw to a close, we would like to take this chance to look back on a wonderful year, filled with activities, sweat and joy.

So here’s a huge thank you to all our volunteers, members and advocates. We couldn’t have done it without you. Let’s do it (even) better in 2015.

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Rethink AIDS

The Kaleidoscope, comprising solely of students from SIM-UB, started off with a dream. A dream to present great music for an even greater cause. Finally, it has all come to fruition.

We will be holding a music festival in conjunction with World AIDS Day 2014 featuring renowned local bands like A Vacant Affair, Aspectrum, The Summer State, Cashew Chemists, Sphaeras and Pleasantry.

Through our event, we hope to generate awareness among youths and reduce the stigma associated with people living with HIV/AIDS. Its time to change our perspectives and #RethinkAIDS!

This is a NON-TICKETED event, so please come and show your support because only you can make it happen. 22/11/2014 at Beep Studios, see you there!

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