Time Of Their Lives

Camp Heartland For a rare moment, kids growing up in the shadow of HIV and AIDS get to shed the secrecy and shame of their illness and enjoy some good old summertime fun

"It feels terrible to have AIDS because my tummy hurts a lot, and because if my friends found out, they wouldn't play with me anymore." --TANYA, 6

No one thought HIV babies would live long enough for anything, let alone summer camp. But there are now more than 10,000 children in the U.S. infected since birth with the AIDS virus who have grown up desperate for a chance to get away from the insularity of their illness. A lucky few find that reprieve for a week every summer at Camp Heartland, where they escape their outsider status to enjoy the simple...

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