World AIDS Day 2010: The Prevention of HIV Transmission in Zimbabwe
Protecting the Next Generation
The U.K.'s Department for International Development funds the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to reduce the transmission of HIV from pregnant mothers to their babies, a critical step in helping stop the spread of the disease. The program provides antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to HIV-positive pregnant women before and after they give birth. Now 5 years old, Josphat is HIV negative because his mother Patience, who has the virus, took ARVs while she was pregnant.