St Vincent’s Hospital is holding its annual fundraising raffle on World AIDS day, with proceeds from the raffle going to the HIV Patient Adherence Support Fund.

The fund was set up when St Vincent’s saw that some patients were interrupting or stopping their anti-HIV therapy because of an inability to meet the cost. The fund currently supports 50 patients at a cost of about $1000 per month.

The only source of income for the support fund is money raised around World AIDS Day each year — and the coffers are currently running low, with only enough cash for the next two months.

A range of companies have thrown their support behind this year’s raffle, including ING Direct, Sol et Poive restaurant and Camperdown Fitness. Prizes include a Behind the Scenes Tour of Taronga Zoo donated by ING Direct, a Captain Cook Cruise for two and a one-year membership with Camperdown Fitness.

info: Tickets are available at the St Vincent’s Public Hospital IBAC unit or in the foyer and cost $5 each, with prizes to be drawn on December 1.

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