Standard Chartered initiated the global programme "Living with HIV" in 2003 to fight the epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
Our Living with HIV effort is simple: education. We believe that education can prevent the spread of HIV. Being informed and aware, knowing the facts, understanding the risks and adopting safer behaviours can help avoid infection in the first place or prevent passing it on if someone is already HIV-positive. And through education, we can work to eliminate myths, stigma and discrimination, helping to stop the rejection, fear and isolation experienced by people infected or affected around the world.
The Bank trains staff volunteers to become "Living with HIV Champions" who will further help share the knowledge with others.
In Hong Kong, we work closely with different organisations such as AIDS Concern, Chi Heng Foundation, universities and corporations to promote awareness and understanding of HIV and AIDS through thought leadership, peer education and community service.