May 7 is World AIDS Orphans Day

“Children are the living messages we send to a
time we will not see.” –John W. Whitehead

In 2010, there will be at least 100 million orphans and children affected by AIDS. The AIDS pandemic has a devastating effect on the millions of children who are orphaned and/or infected with the virus. In countries most affected, 15-20% of children have lost one or both parents to AIDS. This almost systematic loss of both parents is an unprecedented event in human history.

The purpose of World AIDS Orphans Day is to focus public and media attention on the distress of these vulnerable children and the consequences of their social and economic exclusion.

What can you do? You can Raise Your Voice in support of these invisible children by clicking here.

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About Shelley Seale

Shelley is a wanderer and student of the world, yoga chick, voracious reader and dog lover. She pounds the keyboard as a freelance writer, author and publication designer, based in Austin, Texas when she isn't traipsing around the globe. Shelley has written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, The Week, Fodor's, The Telegraph and Texas Monthly, among others. Shelley has performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano, and was once robbed by a monkey in India. But she doesn’t know how to whistle.

Posted on May 1, 2007, in AIDS, children, global, orphans, poverty, shelley seale and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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