Newsletter no. 3
HIV and AIDS in Romania: taking stock
In this issue:
UNICEF Romania Representative Edmond McLoughney introduces this issue of Unite for Children, saying that its headline topic, Romania’s experience with HIV and AIDS is one of hope for young people living with the virus.
HIV and AIDS was prevalent amongst abandoned children living in institutions in the early 1990s, but the willpower and strength of infected children has turned a potentially catastrophic situation into one of inspiration and hope.
Iulian Petre, Executive Director of UNOPA, whose members are Romanian NGOs fighting for the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS, says that discrimination in Romania is not what it used to be.
The power of corporate sponsorships is exemplified by UNICEF’s partnership with Pampers, whose One Pack = One Vaccine initiative is aimed at ridding the world of tetanus.