“The AIDS Fondet works against HIV and AIDS, as well as related areas of importance to HIV and AIDS, both nationally and internationally. HIV and AIDS every year takes a lot of people’s lives worldwide, and people living with HIV or being affected by HIV still face prejudice and discrimination. AIDS Fondet is working to prevent HIV. We work for more HIV testing and effective HIV treatment, and for new prevention methods to be developed and used. We support the research in a cure for HIV. At the same time, we are focusing on strengthening the rights of the most vulnerable target groups, combating stigma and discrimination, and eliminating barriers to effective HIV action, whether they are due to sexual health or social, political or gender reasons, in gender identity, in sexuality or migrant status.”

Princess Marie is Patron of AIDS-Fondet since December 1st 2011. You can read more about AIDS-Fondet’s work here.