AIDS-Fondet is guided by the principle “Nothing About Us Without Us” and Key Populations are represented at most levels in the organization. This helps shape a strong conscience against stigma and discrimination. Moreover it helps us constantly check the norm against our lived realities which becomes key to all of the work that AIDS-Fondet does.
AIDS-Fondet runs clinics for sexual health (Checkpoints) in major cities, offering counselling and testing for everyone between 15 and 29 years of age and for the LGBT+ community at large.
We work in close collaboration with the Danish authorities – national bodies as well as local government structures – and also offer a handful of services related to sexual health and wellbeing including comprehensive sexuality education and onsite testing.
For four decades AIDS-Fondet has been offering grants to researchers enabling them to pursue scientific studies relevant to HIV and AIDS – studies carried out over the years range from anthropological to medicinal and quite a few things in between.
AIDS-Fondet was founded in 1985 and is firmly rooted in the activism that grew out of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s in Denmark.
The foundation is shaped by the despair, the indignation, and ultimately the resolution to act by those who were affected directly or indirectly by the epidemic in the early days.
Historically the foundation has had inclusion at its heart and the fight against structures that perpetuate, legitimize or apologise for stigma and discrimination permeates everything the foundation does.