Second Annual HIV Medicine Drive

  • July 25, 2012
  • News

Come join AID FOR AIDS International (AFAI) from August 1st-17th, as we commence our Second Annual HIV Medicine Drive in support of our HIV Medicine Recycling Program.
The HIV epidemic affects 34 million people around the world. Today there are various forms of antiretroviral therapy (ARV) to help improve the quality of life, however, it has shown to be an expensive form of treatment for those in developing nations.

Since 1996, AFAI’s HIV Medicine Recycling program has collected over $85 million in recycled medication to redistribute them to those living with HIV or AIDS and have no access to treatment, in more than 39 countries.  Want an easy way to learn how the program works?
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The HIV Medicine Drive, now in its second year, helps AFAI raise awareness about its recycling program, as well as, increase HIV medicine donations. All donated medications go towards AFAI AIDS Access to Treatment Program.

What to Donate
The main goal of AFAI’s Medication Recycling Drive is to collect the following antiretrovirals:
• Fusion Inhibitors
• Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTI)
• Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTI)
• Protease Inhibitors (PI),

Most urgently needed:
• Aptivus 250 mg
• Atripla 600/300/200mg
• Combivir 300/150mg
• Emtriva 200mg
• Epivir 300mg
• Epzicom 600/300 mg
• Kaletra 80/20mg/ml
• Prezista 300mg
• Prezista 600mg
• Retrovir 300mg
• Sustiva 600mg
• Truvada 300/200mg
• Viracept 625mg
• Viread 300mg

The Medication Recycling Drive will also accept medications that fight opportunistic infections (OIs), such as:
• Antibiotics
• Antifungals/Antimycotics
• Antivirals

Guidelines for donated medications:
• All medications that are donated must be in their original containers and unexpired.
• Pills that are in their original containers can be sealed or unsealed.
• However, loose capsules and pills cannot be accepted.
• Liquid and powder medications must be sealed.
• All names on donated medications will be removed by AFAI for confidentiality purposes.