Children with HIV: a future compromised

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Children with HIV: a future compromised

Children with HIV: a future compromised

HIV/AIDS is a disease of the young. Last year altogether 400,000 children under the age of 15 years became infected with HIV worldwide, bringing the total number of children living with the virus at the end of 2017 to 830.000. Hundreds of thousands of HIV positive babies are born every year to HIV positive mothers. 

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Keeping AIDS in the Public Eye

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is primarily a sexually transmitted via other body fluids such as blood surgery; dentistry as well as blood transfusions can become a vehicle for transmission of the disease as well as the universal use of hypodermic needles as in the case of “needle-sharing” drug addicts, or multiple uses of syringes by doctors and other medical staff. 

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