AOS began its work by providing one HIV-positive child with physical examinations in Beijing and securing pediatric anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment. In the course of one year, over 100 children looked to AOS for support, and now support is given to just over 600 children and their relatives and families. The total scope of our support extends to over 6,000 people. Of the 600 children affected by HIV/AIDS, around 25 children are infected with HIV/AIDS. The majority of AOS children do not have HIV/AIDS, but are "affected" by HIV/AIDS, meaning they come from families where either one or both parents are infected by HIV/AIDS. The AOS children come from 300 separate families and over 40 different villages throughout Fuyang and Henan province.
In general, AOS is a NGO that maintains the motto that "children are best looked after by their families and communities." In following this motto we try to build parental and community capacity by giving financial, educational, medical and mental health support.
Snapshot of the Work of AOS: