20 November 2006 - Romanian teen who has survived AIDS since infancy speaks about his advocacy work

Tape#: JN 6701 Romania AIDS survivor
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Cristian Traicu, 18, is a fighter and a survivor who has been living with HIV for 17 years.

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Production date: 10 August 2006

Duration: 2:07

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Romania, HIV/AIDS

Main shooting locations: New York, USA

Main sequences: More that 10,000 babies were diagnosed with AIDS in Romania between 1988 and 1990. Their life expectancy was 5 to 10 years, but today more than 7,000 of these youths are still alive. Cristian Traicu is a survivor who has started an advocacy group for other Romanians living with HIV and AIDS. 

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