In Uganda, 1.7 million children have been orphaned by Aids - a tenth of the world's total. Here is one woman's story
. If you do not have the time to read through the article, please consider a visit to www.sendacow.org.uk
, the charity mentioned in the article.
posted by davehat
on Dec 1, 2003 -
Video of a AIDS infected Rumanian kid fighting the medical bureacracy for therapy. Rumania has the highest no of pediatric AIDs cases - a legacy of the Ceausescu days when tainted blood and dirty needes were used regularly for blood transfusions (from WP)
posted by justlooking
on Jan 30, 2002 -
What is best for AIDS orphans?
For many children around the globe, not only do they face a life without one or more parents because of AIDS/HIV, they also face the stigma of carrying the virus themselves.....
posted by bunnyfire
on Dec 1, 2001 -
Everyday life for a teenager with AIDS:
Stephanie Lee Ray, a 12-year-old with AIDS, is proving the doctors wrong. She was not supposed to live past age 5, so she lives for every moment. She wants to play and grow and go to school. She has felt the effects of people's ignorance about the disease. She has suffered disapproving stares and comments.Rather than feel sorry for herself, she prefers to educate people to make wise choices. She knows that her life really counts. (The story is almost 2 years old, and the wonderful pix aren't archived with it, but it's worth reading anyway, especially for the feel of a life when any cold or simple fever can become a life-threatening crisis.)
posted by jhiggy
on Dec 1, 2000 -
One thing you can do today is drop by The Kids AIDS Site
and click the button to donate health care to children around the world.
Then come back and do it again tomorrow. And every day until we don't need a Kids AIDS Site anymore.
posted by jjg
on Dec 1, 2000 -