This week marks a critical milestone in the fight against pediatric AIDS.
According to a new UNAIDS report released Wednesday, 60,000 fewer children were infected with HIV in 2011 than the year before and overall pediatric infection in more than 20 sub-Saharan countries has decreased by 25 percent in the last three years. Imagine 60,000 children with a chance at a long happy life. And 60,000 mothers full of gratitude.
These statistics show that the global effort to end pediatric HIV and AIDS is helping to turn the tide in this devastating epidemic, and the work we are doing together is making a real difference in the lives of HIV-positive mothers and their children.
It’s an encouraging milestone, but we’re not done yet. We need your support to continue this life-saving work. Make a donation now:
The biggest hurdle to ending pediatric AIDS in our generation remains early identification and treatment of HIV-positive women who have a high risk of passing the infection on to their newborns.
With your help, we’ve expanded access to services that prevent mother-to-child transmission and launched innovative programs designed to keep moms and their children healthy.
Despite the progress that has been made, more than 300,000 children are still infected each year. And without early treatment, only half of those will live to see their second birthday. Preventing infection from occurring in the first place is the strongest tactic we have in our fight — and we know it works.
With your donation, we can ensure our programs continue to stamp out HIV-transmission and protect young families.
Make a contribution to support the Foundation’s work to end pediatric AIDS:
Thank you for your support,
President & CEO
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation