For more than 20 years AEGiS has kept pace with HIV/AIDS social and clinical aspects. We believe that the dissemination of potentially life saving information has made a difference to many people throughout the world. For those that have HIV management questions and needs, AEGiS has proved to be a trusted source.

Our database consists of more than 1,000,000 HIV/AIDS related articles, covering the world from 1981 to the present, and logging more than 18,000,000 visitors annually.

AEGiS is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, educational corporation. Our goals are to archive, and make easily available, factual HIV/AIDS information to all those in need. We require no registration and no access fee.

We need the support of our readers - you are our community. However, please put your health and family first - pay the rent, buy your medications and groceries, get your kids their clothes for school. But, if there is a little left over, AEGiS could really use your help. Tax deductible donations (Tax ID 33-0661931) can be made by simply clicking here, or sent to:

AIDS Education Global Information System (AEGiS)
32302 Alipaz St., #267 (P.O. Box 184)
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693-0184

Need to contact us?
Phone (voice): +1.949.495.1952
Phone (FAX): +1.949.443.1755

Secure On-line Donations through Groundspring

Simply click on the Network for Good Donate Now icon below to access the secure server and make your on-line donation today!
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DonateNow is a search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Just go to and be sure to enter AEGiS as the charity you want to support. Then, use it just as you would any search engine. It's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results.

Think of it this way, just 500 people searching four times a day will raise about $7300 in a year without anyone spending a dime! The money GoodSearch donates to AEGiS comes from its advertisers — it doesn't cost you or AEGiS a dime!

How can you help? Encourage everyone you know to download the GoodSearch toolbar:

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Ralphs’ Community Giving Program

Do you have a Ralphs supermarket in your area? If you do, use your Ralphs Club Card to earn money for AEGiS - it's easy! Get your card number, click on the Ralphs logo above and register it. Look for the Sign In/Register link on Ralph's hompage to get started. Simply follow the Sign Up Today link to create an account. Once you are signed up, select My Account and go to Community Rewards. To locate our organization please use AEGiS' registration number - 80184 - or the term 'AIDS Education'.
Ralph's will track the amount you spend and donate 1-4 percent of each purchase to AEGiS.
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When you shop at eScrip stores, participating merchants will contribute up to 8%* of your everyday purchases to AEGiS - at no extra cost to you. For additional program information click on the above logo or simply access the flier, Help Support Our Program.

Visit the family of merchants for a complete list of participants in the program. When you are ready, either sign up online, or click here to get a sign up form to print out and mail in.

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Gifts of appreciated property

You can also give appreciated assets, enabling you to avoid paying capital gains taxes while simultaneously getting a tax deduction. This tax move is most beneficial if you donate stock you've owned for more than a year and its value has increased substantially.

If you sell the appreciated stock, you'll have to pay taxes at the 15-percent long-term capital gains rate on your profit. Even if you give the cash you make from the sale to a charity, you'll still have to pay the taxes. But if you give the stock directly to the qualified organization, you can claim a deduction for the full asset price at the time you donated it and escape the capital gains bill.

For example, if you bought a 100 shares of stock several years ago for $5 a share and it was selling for $10 a share when you donated it to a charity, you can claim the full appreciated value of $1,000 as a charitable deduction. Remember, this valuation applies to long-term holdings. If you had owned the stock for a year or less, you could only deduct what you originally paid for the asset -- $500 in this case.

Contact your tax advisor for additional information and to make sure this applies to your particular situation. For assistance in making a donation of appreciated stock, please contact Jeff Greer, AEGiS Business Manager at

Thank you in advance for all of your support!

AEGiS is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, educational corporation. AEGiS is made possible through unrestricted funding from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Elton John AIDS Foundation, the National Library of Medicine, Pacific Life Foundation and donations from users like you.

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