One Million HIV-Free Babies Have Now Been Born to Mothers Who Have the Virus

One million babies have now been born without HIV, to positive mothers. It is an important number, which demonstrates the continual development of research and improvements in medication.

In a milestone for the global fight against the AIDS epidemic, this month will mark the one millionth HIV-free baby born to a mother who suffers from the virus. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry credited much of the progress toward preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission to the significant work that the U.S. President’s Plan for Emergency AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has accomplished over the past decade.

“When this disease appeared to be unstoppable, history will show that humanity and individual humans rose to the challenge,” Kerry said in a speech to commemorate PEPFAR’s 10th anniversary.

“Action was taken. Innovations were discovered. Hope was kindled. And generations were saved.”

For the full article, please visit: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/18/2175561/pepfar-one-million-hiv-free-baby/?mobile=nc

A special thanks to NAM for the recommendation to this article.

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