Remember, Reflect, Recommit: A World AIDS Day Message from the Foundation
(Photo: Jon Hrusa)
On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, the world will mark World AIDS Day. Thanks to your support, the Foundation has made remarkable progress in the fight against the pandemic. We have the science, the medicines and the momentum to eliminate pediatric AIDS—and we will stop at nothing to achieve a generation free of HIV.
However, despite all we’ve achieved, only half the women who need the medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies actually receive them. That’s why, now as always, we need your help to make this vision a reality.
The Foundation invites you to take a moment to commemorate the accomplishments we have achieved together, and to recommit yourself to the elimination of pediatric AIDS:
- View an inspiring photo gallery and read compelling first-person accounts from children, mothers, and fathers whose lives have been improved by your support.
- Read "Stories of Hope" from Fortunata and Zanele, two remarkable young HIV-positive women who have given birth to HIV-negative children.
- The Foundation's own Dr. Laura Guay appeared on the FOX News program Special Report with Bret Baier alongside former President George W. Bush, musician and humanitarian Bono, and President Barack Obama to highlight the progress made in the fight against pediatric AIDS. Watch the segment here.
- Foundation representatives around the world have begun to submit recaps of World AIDS Day activities in their respective countries. Read them on our blog, and be sure to check back in the coming days for more information.
- Foundation Ambassador Ben Banks sat down with TBD.com's Let's Talk Live on World AIDS Day for a moving and inspiring interview. Watch it here.
- In 2009, only 53 percent of HIV-positive women in the areas hardest hit by AIDS received the medicines they need to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (UNAIDS, Report on the Global AIDS Pandemic, 2010). Become an advocate and raise your voice for the elimination of pediatric AIDS.
Until the world is free of pediatric AIDS, the Foundation is proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with dedicated people like you. Thank you so much for all you do, on World AIDS Day and every day!