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‘We Need More Voices’ To Help End Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission

Huffington Post: There Is an Ambassador in You
Florence Ngobeni-Allen, HIV/AIDS educator and counselor and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) ambassador

“…We are just starting to win the battle against HIV/AIDS. There are fewer babies being born with HIV thanks to the work of thousands, perhaps even millions, of people involved in fighting this virus. We may even be only a few years away from the possibility of a functional cure. However, there are still 700 babies infected with HIV each day. We need to strengthen our voices and involvement in the fight against HIV/AIDS. EGPAF strives to ensure women affected by HIV/AIDS are heard — I am one such woman. Together we manage to bring attention to ability of local governments and partners to influence policy in a positive way. … But we need more voices — we need more people to stand up and convince everyone to take action to ensure that no child will be born with HIV…” (1/30).

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