About us

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Aidsfonds – Soa Aids Nederland is a Dutch organisation that also works internationally. Working with communities as equals is at the heart of all our work. We conduct research and ensure that HIV, AIDS and STIs remain high on the agenda worldwide. The knowledge we have gained nationally is applied internationally, e.g. for reducing new HIV infections. The approach we have adopted worldwide with communities to tackle power and gender inequality is the same approach we will adopt in the Netherlands to intensify the fight against STIs. Together we are working to find a cure for HIV.

Our organisation is based in the Netherlands and an approved charity by The Netherlands Fundraising Regulator (CBF).

Our mission

We strive for a world where there are no longer any deaths from AIDS, where people enjoy good sexual health, and a cure is available for all people living with HIV. A world in which everyone can love freely and without fear. We do this by working together with the communities who are hit hardest by HIV, STIs, discrimination and exclusion. We strengthen their voice and support them with information, knowledge and funding. For all that is love.

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Why we put communities in the lead

Our history

We have been around for more than 30 years. The story about our organisation began in 1985, when a group of gay men in Amsterdam could no longer see many of their friends dying of AIDS. They wanted to do something. What started as a fundraising campaign for Christmas hampers for people living with HIV and AIDS, developed into Aidsfonds.

Our ambition is big. Our mission is a world free of AIDS. We help those most vulnerable to contracting HIV. We do that together with local communities. We set our goals and fight very hard to achieve them!
Mark Vermeulen Executive Director Aidsfonds

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Aidsfonds is interested in working together to further strengthen community leadership, increase HIV prevention choices, and improve treatment outcomes and quality of life of people living with or exposed to HIV. We want to talk to anyone who shares our dream and wants to join us on a journey toward a world free of AIDS.

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