Sunday, July 12, 2009

Glover examines the spread of HIV: Tanzania

A recent UNICEF story highlights the critical absence of men as participants in HIV prevention, the adverse impact of stigma and discrimination on persons living with the virus that causes AIDS, the challenges of engaging youth, and other factors that worsen the epidemic in developing country contexts:

Goodwill Ambassador Danny Glover visits HIV/AIDS programmes in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 8 July 2009 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and noted actor Danny Glover came to Tanzania to support this year’s Zanzibar International Film Festival, and he also used the opportunity to highlight issues related to HIV – particularly prevention of mother-to-child transmission, or PMTCT, as well as stigma and discrimination against children and their families affected by the virus.

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