Debunking myths on genetics and DNA

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Make a donation to NOAH, get a free 8x12 print

As many of you know, my research is on HIV, with a focus on HIV vaccine design. I work in Bette Korber's group, and through Bette, I came to learn about NOAH, an organization she co-founded.

Taking care of AIDS orphans has been one of the most prominent issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, where two-thirds of the people affected by HIV/AIDS live. Mother-to-infant transmissions are highly preventable yet, sadly, the drugs are expensive and not always available in Africa. A staggering 2.5 million African children have been orphaned by AIDS, and many of them are born HIV-positive. There are villages where a whole generation has disappeared because of AIDS.

NOAH takes care of these children without taking them away from their homes. NOAH is not an orphanage. The organization provides schooling, day care and food for the kids, while the kids continue to live in their village with older relatives. $80 covers one child for one year.

For the whole month of December, if you make a donation of $30 or more, I will send you an 8x12 print of one of my pictures. Follow this link to donate, forward the email receipt to eegiorgi (at), include your shipping address, and pick the picture of your choice from my G+ album (click on "Photo details" to see the file name).

Donations are tax-deductible.


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