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World AIDS Day and an AIDS Free Generation of Babies

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Malaak-Compton RockEditor’s Note: Guest blogger Malaak-Compton Rock (wife of comedian Chris Rock) is a mother of two daughters who is very passionate about making a change in communities around the world.  She is the author of “If It Takes a Village, Build One,” and the founder of Angel Rock Project, an organization with a global volunteer exchange program for at-risk youth called Journey for Change.  In this guest blog entry, Malaak-Compton Rock writes about how parents can ensure babies are born HIV-free in five years.

The AIDS Free Generation Is Due in 2015
By Malaak Compton-Rock

Today is World AIDS Day, which may not resonate with a lot of people the way it did years ago when AIDS was an urgent health crisis in our country.   This year, however, I’m writing to sound the alarm and make sure that we start to pay attention again.

We are poised to achieve one of the most important goals in the historic fight against AIDS and one that is especially relevant to all of us as parents. 

Within five years, we can create the first generation of babies born HIV-free in three decades.   

Let that sink in for a moment. 

For the first time since this disease started ravaging our society (and killed more than 25 million people), we have a shot to give an entire generation a healthy start.

It won’t be easy.  It will take hard work.  But, it is completely possible.

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