An Everyday Hero in the Battle Against AIDS
By Jane Coaston | April 10, 2012
Foundation Ambassador Cristina Peña has been a champion for HIV-positive children since she was ten years old. Born HIV-positive, Cristina has spoken out repeatedly to make sure that the unique needs of children with HIV are not neglected.
Since becoming a Foundation Ambassador, she has spoken at White House panel discussions, written editorials, testified at policy town halls, and educated college students about how HIV/AIDS affects children and young adults.
Cristina is a tireless advocate for HIV-positive people, and she’s not slowing down.
Her latest appearance?
Cristina has taken part in a Yahoo! / ABC News project, “Around the World with Christiane Amanpour” – about the U.S. and global AIDS pandemic.
Together with 1996 Time Magazine Person of the Year Dr. David Ho and HIV-positive author and activist Edmund White, Cristina was featured as a hero in the continued fight against HIV worldwide.
Jane Coaston is Media Relations Coordinator for the Foundation, based in Washington, DC.