Several different organizations have organized to deal with kid AIDS. One of those is the AIDS Alliance for Children. In May of 2007 that organization elected a new president. Her name is Alelia Munroe. Alelia Munroe has shown other women that a woman can carry-on with her life, even if she has HIV.
Before becoming the Alliance president, Alelia had been the project director for the Ryan White Care Act Part D’s Orlando program. Alelia had also helped with the HUG-Me program. Both of those programs reached out to children who were living with HIV or AIDS.
The Children with AIDS Charity is another group that helps in the battle against kid AIDS. Rebecca Handel started that Charity in 1991. Rebecca’s daughter Bonnie got HIV from a blood transfusion. Since that tragedy, hospitals have been provided with a way to test blood for the presence of the virus that infected Bonnie.
Elizabeth Glaser became a leader in the battle against kid AIDS. She got HIV from a transfusion, and she passed the virus on to 2 children. She gave birth to those children before she discovered that she had been infected with HIV. In 1988, seven years after getting HIV, Glaser founded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.
Glaser’s Foundation began around a kitchen table. At that table, three mothers discussed the needs of children with AIDS. Today the Glaser Foundation has programs in 17 different countries.
The above-named groups appreciate the need for their programs. They understand how circumstances can impede the care for Kid AIDS. They can identify the children who live a life that puts them at great risk.
Health professionals who work to fight the instances of AIDS in children know that poverty can put a child at risk for getting HIV. Poverty can lead a parent to try drugs. Infected needles are a source of HIV.
Health professionals also know that poverty can help to deprive a child of needed medical care. A family living in poverty seldom has medical insurance. When a family has no medical insurance, it can not get medical help for any child with HIV.
Health professionals have realized that some children become disenfranchised by the health care system. That fact can prevent a child from obtaining needed treatment for HIV or AIDS. Some organizations are seeking to correct for the inability of medical care to reach every individual.
Those organizations are not campaigning for socialized medicine. They are our raising funds, funds that can be used to pay for needed medical care. They strive to support as many children with AIDS as they possibly can.
In addition, the groups that direct programs for children with HIV/AIDS promote and fund research on AIDS. They seek to educate parents about AIDS. They want to prevent more children from getting HIV.