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On the Road To An HIV-Free Generation: Tatu’s Story (VIDEO)

On the Road To An HIV-Free Generation: Tatu’s Story (VIDEO)

By Jeremy Bogen, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Tatu Msangi was terrified. She was HIV-positive and pregnant. She was scared her baby would be infected.

But something amazing happened: Tatu got treatment that protected her baby from the virus. Her daughter Faith was born happy and healthy.

“It was a great joy,” she says, remembering the day she brought her daughter into the world. “I tried to involve my friends to tell the news. I called them by phone. We met outside the gate with the baby, celebrating. It was a very happy day.”

One of the most exciting things about Tatu’s story is that we may not be far away from it being virtually universal among HIV-positive expecting mothers. Thanks to the work of the Global Fund and our partners, after 30 years and 30 million deaths since AIDS was first diagnosed, we are in reach of an HIV free generation by 2015.

But we must remember the tremendous amount of work that we still need to do because every day, there are still scores of children born infected with HIV, when one is too many.

Look and listen as Tatu tells her story in this video from the Global Fund:

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Photo credit: Tanzania © The Global Fund / John Rae

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8:55AM PST on Dec 5, 2011

I ask God to send Blessings to those countries that are suffering with many needs.I take pettions and Ilook that there is so much to do for this world is scary that we can not end this needs without the help of the presidents and congresses that have all the power to make that grand difference.May God help us to help others.I am glad and thankful that this lady has been bless,Thank you also for bringing all this issues to our emails.Have a great Christmas.MCH

11:16AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Thank you for the article...

10:07AM PST on Dec 2, 2011

There is a fast cure for HIV and AIDS, it is called MMS and Jim Humble has curd many people of Aids and many other diseases. If you don'i believe me just go to http://jimhumble.biz and http://jimhumble.com

I have been taking MMS for over 4 years now, and at 78 I am doing just great, without any worries of catching any diseases. Just go to those websites and read all about how to use it, and what it will do for you. The best part is it is only about $30 for a years supply.
You can also read my blog www.my-healthy.info/4u about MMS

9:02AM PST on Dec 2, 2011

Which generation would that be?

The one that, unlike the current generation, led by Obama who gives profitable favors to drug companies, finally frees it's health care from drug company control through Fraud and Death Administration (FDA) corruption?

I don't foresee it in my lifetime!

8:17AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

thanks for this

7:29AM PST on Dec 1, 2011

thanks for sharing

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