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AIDS Killed My Mother's Generation, But My Children Can Be AIDS-Free

Martha Cameron | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Martha Cameron

In 2003, I learned I was HIV-positive on a return visit to Zambia. In that moment I felt entirely hopeless as my mother had just recently passed away, too. I had the support of my family and those that I worked with, but no guarantee for my future. Would I, too, be part of the lost generation in Zambia?

Getting To 2015: Making Prevention Of Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV A Universal Routine Service

Brian Ssennoga | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Brian Ssennoga

700 children still become infected with HIV every day. In 2011, 230,000 children died from AIDS-related illnesses. To get to zero, we need to strengthen our efforts toward the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.

Family Planning and HIV: New Evidence That Integration Works

Ward Cates | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

An AIDS-free generation. Eliminating pediatric HIV infections and keeping mothers alive. Providing 120 million more women with more convenient choices of effective contraceptives to avoid unintended pregnancies.

Through PEPFAR Support, One Million Babies Born HIV-free

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

One million babies born HIV-free. This achievement would have been unimaginable ten years ago when the U.S. Congress passed the legislation that created PEPFAR, yet today, we can celebrate this momentous milestone.

Option B+: A Critical Tool Toward Creating an AIDS-free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Whether a woman is a mother today, or a mother to be, her health is paramount -- both for her own productivity and quality of life, and that of the next generation. One way that we can help to support women -- and their children -- is by ensuring that all mothers receive the essential health services they need, including for HIV.

In Kenya, Saving Babies From HIV and Protecting Women's Health

Chip Lyons | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Chip Lyons

The battle to eliminate new HIV infection in children is being won, family by family, facility by facility, nurse by nurse, and country by country.

From Despair to Hope

Michel Sidibé | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

Last week UNAIDS released two reports -- its annual World AIDS Day report "Results" and the bi-annual "Global Report on the AIDS Epidemic." Both reports have one message: The pace of progress is unprecedented.

Here I Am: Eliminating Mother to Child Transmission of HIV

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Getting to zero new infections can be done -- with access to treatment and proper care, many HIV positive women have choices they might not have otherwise.

Zimbabwe's Great Leap Toward Preventing HIV in Children

Chip Lyons | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

By committing to the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Zimbabwe has ensured that its children will not only survive, but have the opportunity to thrive.

Getting Louder in the Call for an AIDS-Free Generation

Chip Lyons | Posted 01.12.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

The fact that an HIV-positive woman can have an HIV-negative baby is one of the greatest but least known success stories in the 30-year fight against AIDS.