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Hope For An HIV-Free Generation in Rwanda (SLIDESHOW)

Hope For An HIV-Free Generation in Rwanda (SLIDESHOW)
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by Jeremy Bogen, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

More than 350,000 babies are born with HIV every year, and almost all of these in developing countries. This is already a lower number than just a few years ago, but it is still 350,000 too many.

Today we are at a critical point in the fight against AIDS: great progress has been achieved, and mother-to-child transmission can be prevented with the right treatment — but we need to maintain enough global support to ensure that this progress can continue.

Since 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has been at the forefront of the battle against HIV and AIDS, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. With enough support, it is possible that no child will be born with HIV by 2015.

The following slideshow tells the story of a family in Rwanda fighting the disease and stigma that often accompanies it, with the support of a health center financed by the Global Fund.

With World AIDS Day quickly approaching us this Thursday, when you look at these images, bear in mind that we could be the generation that saves future generations from the burden of HIV and AIDS.

Felix and Marie Claire are both teachers. He teaches social studies, she teaches English.

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8:24PM PST on Dec 11, 2011

Someone needs to make a clever ad featuring a favorite male celebrity pushing condom use on men- sorry guys, but you have to take alot of flak for AIDS- so simple to prevent HIV with a condom- ...

7:40AM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Thank you for the article...

11:06AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

thanks for sharing

7:23AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

HIV/AIDS will never be eliminated. Like most major diseases, it's too lucrative for drug companies, who, as we know, don't make products that CURE anything at all.

They only treat SYMPTOMS!

4:57AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

Thanks to all people fighting AIDS in the world, specially those in developing countries and Africa.

4:25AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:22AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

thanks for sharing

7:49PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

thanks for telling the world

4:10PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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