Stories about: World AIDS Day

HIV and AIDS in Africa: Continuing the conversation through music

HIV and AIDS awareness concert in Zambia
“Worth More” concert in Zambia, Africa hosted by Boston Children’s Global Health Program

Today is World AIDS Day. The number of people living with HIV in the world is roughly equal to the population of Canada. HIV still disproportionately affects Africa — of the 37 million people globally who are living with HIV, 19.6 million live in eastern and southern Africa. …Read More

Pediatric HIV in the United States: “This epidemic is not gone.”

hands AIDS ribbon perinatal HIV Sandra Burchett
(Africa Studio/Shutterstock)

Pediatric HIV in the 1980’s was marked by stigma. Those of us working in this area were advocates along with the children who were infected because there were a lot of things we didn’t have. We didn’t have drugs. We didn’t have clinical trials. The children didn’t have a voice or a place at the table. Many children died within their first two years of life, and more before age ten. We have known since the beginning that untreated or ineffectively treated pediatric HIV has an extremely high morbidity and mortality rate.

Thankfully we don’t live in that world any longer. …Read More