Romanian Association Against AIDS (ARAS)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||str. Micsunelelor nr.13, bl.8A, sc.A, ap.1
||ARAS is a non-governmental, apolitical, voluntary-based, not for profit organization, founded in Bucharest in 1992 by a group of people, most of them students, worried about big number of HIV cases discovered among children and about total lack of prevention services.
-ARAS aims to inform and educate general population about HIV/AIDS and about effective means of prevention. In its work, it puts an emphasis on respect and protection of human rights and dignity. The organization strives to promote an attitude of support, tolerance and compassion with people living with AIDS, to defend their rights and interests, and to offer them psychosocial and material assistance. It runs 24-hour AIDS help line, gives presentations in highs schools and universities, and organizes summer schools. The organization is also active in drawing the government’s attention on the importance of mobilizing human and financial resources necessary for the protection of public health. It runs various media campaigns, the Name Project and International Candlelight Memorial in Romania.