The New Year brings new hope and opportunity, but also new challenges in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Right now, it is more important than ever to ensure that women and children around the world have access to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and medical treatment services.
This year marks one of the biggest opportunities for all of us, as a community, to affect legislative change. In 2008, Congress will negotiate the largest piece of global HIV/AIDS legislation in history. With the stakes so high, it is easy for the voices of women and children with HIV/AIDS to get lost.
That’s where you come in. Urge your Senator to support important pediatric HIV/AIDS legislation. Send your message now!
Children around the world affected by HIV/AIDS urgently need your help. Although there are 2.5 million children infected with HIV around the world, only an estimated 7% are receiving the medicine and care which could save their lives. Without the care and treatment these children deserve, half will die before their second birthday and 75% of them will not see their fifth birthday. We must do something about that so that these children receive the medicine, counseling and treatment they so desperately need.
Please support the Global Pediatric HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Act (S.2472) to expand much-needed services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and improve access to life-saving HIV/AIDS medicines for children around the world. Together, we can certainly do much for the mothers and their children, but we cannot do it alone. Be a part of hope today and co-sponsor the Global Pediatric HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Act (S. 2472)!
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