Friday, February 21, 2014

No Revolution In Their World

A revolution may be happening in their country...
Devon AnnaMarie (1)
But they know nothing about it....
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And chances are... the effects of it may not reach them for many years to come...
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They are all waiting for families....
   30407151600 Kathryn
They all carry the diagnosis of being HIV+...
They are children.
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HIV is a virus that claims many innocent lives when children do not have access to antiretroviral medications.
Fortunately, it is treatable and the children who have access to medication and adhere to their treatment can live indefinitely without developing AIDS and can live long and full lives. 
HIV is now considered a chronic but manageable disease, even easier to treat than pediatric diabetes.
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HIV can NOT be spread through casual/household contact.
30728131651 Trisha (1)
HIV is not spread through hugging, kissing, shaking hands, sharing toys, sneezing, coughing, sharing food, sharing drinks, bathing, swimming or any other casual way.
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It has been proven that HIV and AIDS can only be spread through sexual contact, birth, breastfeeding and intravenously (such as used needles and blood transfusions).
Children born to women with the virus have a chance of becoming HIV positive due to mother-to-child-transmission. These children are innocent carriers of the virus. 
These children are currently living in institutions.
Sadly, if they end up aging out of institutional life, there is a high likelihood they will be ill on the streets in a life of crime.
 Shawn (4)
Recent laws in the US and Canada allow for these children to be adopted. Being in a loving family helps them access medical care and gives them the opportunity to have a normal, healthy, productive life.
Serai Trudy
They can go to college, get married, give birth to healthy babies and live long enough to meet their grandchildren.
You can find all of these children listed on the HIV pages on Reece's Rainbow.  Some have large grants.  Some have only 5.00.  All of them need families.
They don't care about Revolutions.
 Yelena 2013 
They only care that they are alone.
Murray (2)

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