World AIDS Day 2013

Did You Know?

Every day, more than 700 babies are born HIV-positive. Without treatment, more than 80 percent of these children will die by their fifth birthday. But we can change this!

Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV is one of the most effective weapons in the war against pediatric AIDS. Why? Because it stops the virus from reaching the next generation. We have the tools to offer universal and lifelong access to treatment to HIV-positive women and their children around the world.

Ending pediatric AIDS is not just a dream. Today, we're closer than ever to our goal of ZERO new HIV infections and an AIDS-free generation. An AIDS-free future starts with each and every one of us.

Actions—not words—will get us there. Here are a few ideas:

Six Simple Ways YOU Can Stand Up for an #AIDSFreeGen

  1. Shout Out Loud!

    Shout it from (the virtual) rooftops! The world needs to hear this. Add your voice to our worldwide roar for an AIDS-free future! Join our World AIDS Day Thunderclap.
  2. Give+Positively

    Give a memorable gift that will have a lasting, positive impact. Help keep a mother healthy and her babies HIV negative. Give+Love. Give+Hope. Give+Health. Give+Life. Send an e-card to someone you love (or like a whole lot).
  3. Sweeten the Deal

    Join the fight for an AIDS-free future in the sweetest way possible: with a delectable Sprinkles Red Ribbon cupcake (or two). On Sunday, December 1, Sprinkles will donate 100 percent of the purchase price of every delectable Red Ribbon Cupcake to EGPAF's mission. Go on...INDULGE (with purpose)!
  4. Gifts that Keep Giving

    Can't hop on a flight to volunteer in Cameroon? Can't give a cool $1 million to an organization fighting against HIV/AIDS? Never fear (for the record, we fully endorse both)! You can still provide life-saving care and information to keep a mother healthy and her baby HIV-free. Check out a selection of unique gifts that keeping giving, long after they're gifted.
  5. So tell us...

    The EGPAF story is all about connections. The bond between mother and her child; kinship among friends; the relationship between research and lifesaving care. YOU are an important part of the EGPAF story: our past, present, and future. So tell us, how are you connected to the fight for an AIDS-free future?
  6. On to the Next One (Million)

    We celebrated a monumental milestone in the global effort to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and eliminate pediatric AIDS: the 1 millionth baby born HIV-free! We're proud of our part (EGPAF played a role in protecting nearly 250,000 of these babies) but most of all, we're ready to welcome the next million, and the next. We can't reach our goal of ZERO babies born with HIV without you. Join the conversation. Join the fight!

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