Success in the fight to end AIDS in children has shown that effective partnership and persistent country leadership can produce transformational results – yet there is unfinished business.
In the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, when the virus and the disease it caused were still largely a mystery, Elizabeth Glaser was among hundreds of women who faced a nightmare scenario. In 1981, via a blood transfusion during childbirth, she contracted HIV. She would unknowingly pass the virus to her two children: Her daughter Ariel, through breast milk, and later, her son Jake, in utero. She died in 1994.