Faith in Action: Examining the Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Addressing HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is the most devastating epidemic in human history. With 40 million people now living with HIV/AIDS and an estimated 3 million people having died in 2003 alone,1 the international community is working diligently to identify effective mechanisms to prevent HIV transmission and provide care, support and treatment for those affected by and living with the virus. Human and financial resources are still consider- ably inadequate to meet the overwhelming level of existing need. It is, therefore, imperative that existing resources be used wisely, based on the best available evi- dence of what works.