Include Children in HIV Vaccine Research
- par: Care2
- destinataire: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A recent series of Thai HIV vaccine trials has been highly publicized. Though the statistics and results are not clear, the potential for even minor prevention of HIV transmission is important enough to continue these trials and others like them.
But we cannot leave children out of this effort. More than 1000 children are infected with HIV each day, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. If the U.S. and other countries make sure to conduct parallel vaccine research efforts for both adults and children, the benefits could be enormous.
The U.S. federal agencies that are conducting the most HIV research - U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - are leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS research. Their research and trials are invaluable to children all over the world.
Please tell the CDC and NIH that you support including children in their research efforts, so we can stop HIV/AIDS from ruining the lives of many young people.
Dear CDC/NIH Representative,
The research that you are conducting in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment is invaluable and critical to millions of Americans and citizens of the world.
I am writing to encourage equal vaccine research for both adults and children. As more than 1000 children are infected with HIV every day, and the disease is being passed on to unknowing children through something as simple as breastfeeding, the burden of HIV/AIDS on our society grows.
Please include children in your HIV/AIDS research and trials - both prevention and treatment.
Thank you for your time and your amazing work.