Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Fundraising for HIV patients in Punjab

Here is a message from fellow-blogger Preeti Kaur. Please contribute to this very worthy cause in whatever way you can.

Hello All

I've been in Amritsar for the past 6 weeks and I've met many HIV patients through my work here. Management of HIV is a costly affair the world over, and this is also true for the people living with HIV/AIDS in Punjab. Most patients cannot afford basic HIV medication or are barely getting by. With little hope of treatment, some are left to deal with the death sentence of an HIV diagnosis.

In an effort to help some of the people living with HIV/AIDS in the Amritsar area, the AIDS Awareness Group Amritsar is coordinating a fundraiser. You can buy a beautiful punjabi salvar-kameez handmade by a HIV positive woman from the Amritsar area. Your funds will be used to support the medication of needy HIV positive patients, especially widows and children. AIDS Awareness Group Amritsar is a registered NGO dedicated to advocating for the health and rights of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Amritsar area. Checks can be made directly to the AAG.

Photos of a sample Punjabi salvar-kameez and other details can be found at the following address:

For general donations, please refer to the following:

I am coordinating this fundraiser outside of India, so if you are interested in buying a suit for a loved one, please consider supporting this important charity and contact me at

In a few weeks we should have some kurtis available. (You can wear them with jeans!) Contact me if you are interested in one of these so that I can make sure to bring one back in your size or specifications.

Please share this important announcement with your contacts, especially those concerned about the HIV epidemic in Punjab.

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