Why support ProjectAccept.org?
ProjectAccept is the only non-profit dedicated to eradicating both the stigmas and the viruses in regard to all persistent Socially-Transmitted Viruses(STVs): HSV, HPV, HBV, HCV and HIV.
These are not the problems of individuals; they are the problems of all of society. Up to 90% of the population will contract HSV. When you add in the 50% who contract HPV and the remainder of the viruses, you are very close to 100%. As we eliminate the sexual stigma of these viruses – many transmissions occur non-sexually – we can increase education, communications and understanding among the population and slow the viruses to a crawl, while we continue to push for cure research.
These viruses have many things in common, on the microbiology level: once we can cure one, we will soon cure them all.
In order to accomplish these goals, ProjectAccept.org uses a unique, 3-pronged approach:
By educating the public on the reality of the sheer prevalence of these viruses, we can greatly reduce the proliferation of them
By educating the masses, we can finally develop acceptance of the viruses as medical conditions to be discussed, rather than scarlet letters not to be discussed, easing isolation and greatly reducing the rates of transmission.
Fund Independent Cure Research
By funding independent cure research, can we ensure that cures will come sooner and be more affordable by all.
90%+ of adults worldwide are affected by one or more chronic viral STDs: HBV, HCV, HIV, HPV or HSV. Isn’t it time we all banded together to do something about it?
If this figure alarms you, it should prove to you how incredibly reticent people are to discuss chronic viral STDs and how naive they are about them. You are completely surrounded by people with these viruses, yet are totally unaware. Instead, they hide them from others, which only serves to help the viruses proliferate even further. The very reason they’ve gotten this far is because of the stigma. If we can eliminate the stigma and educate the public, we can greatly reduce the spread while we search for cures.
For those affected by an STV:
Supporting ProjectAccept.org is not “outing” yourself; it means only that you recognize an enormous medical issue facing society and that you believe something should be done about it. Any feelings to the contrary are indicative of what a tight grip the stigma actually has on society and how badly we need to do something about it. Please reconsider any hesitation you may have in joining this effort and at the very least, donate anonymously to our cause; we will take care of the rest of the work.
For those who do not have an STV:
Help us help you; help us help your friends, your family and loved ones; help us before you need our help yourself. Supporting ProjectAccept.org means only that you recognize an enormous medical issue facing society and that you believe something should be done about it.