17. EGPAF Ambassador Martha Cameron Advocates for HIV-Positive Women World-Wide

Earlier this year, EGPAF achieved a major milestone—we reached more than 20 million women with services to prevent them from passing HIV to their babies. EGPAF Ambassador Martha Sichone Cameron was one of those women and she shares her own experience accessing these services with ABC 7’s Alison Starling as part of Starling’s “Working Women” series.

“In my mind, having children was impossible, until I heard about what had been done by Elizabeth Glaser,” Martha said.

Martha learned that she could take medication to prevent the spread of HIV to her children. Now, she has two sons, ages 5 and 3, who are both HIV-free!

“They are my pride and joy,” she said. “For me, when I look at them, I decide to continue doing what I do every day.”

As both an EGPAF Ambassador and Policy and Advocacy Manager at the Women’s Collective, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women living with HIV in the Washington, D.C. area,  Martha works tirelessly to help other families get the treatment they need to stay healthy.

Learn more about Martha’s work and how she is helping to make the dream of an AIDS-free future a reality for women and families around the world! 

Because an AIDS-free generation is not just a dream, from November 24 through December 26 we are highlighting 25 ways that EGPAF, our partners, and every-day people are helping and/or can help make it a reality. Pediatric HIV/AIDS is solvable, but we can't do it alone. Each and every one of us has an important role to play.