Did you know over 4 million children worldwide are living with HIV/AIDS? Over 300,000 children are newly infected every year. That’s 900 children newly infected every day!! That’s 900 too many.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation knows the number of new infections can be to zero and they’ve joined the global health community in setting a goal to do so by 2015.
We have nearly eliminated pediatric AIDS in the United States – and we know how to end it worldwide. We can eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child, and with your help we will draw the attention needed to give all children a healthy start at life.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention, care, and treatment programs. Founded in 1988, EGPAF works in 15 countries around the world.
You can watch this video for a brief history of the AIDS pandemic called “Countdown to an AIDS-Free Generation”:
How Can We Help?
To help recognize World AIDS Day on December 1st, we can:
- Know that 90% of child infections of HIV are passed on from mother to child – and 100% of those infections are preventable with care and treatment for the HIV-positive mother. A donation of $30 can provide care and treatment to one mother, for one month. We can donate at http://amothersfight.org
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