Many young pregnant and HIV positive girls are abandoned by their families. In order to help VIDA provides infant formula to keep their newborns from becoming infected via breastfeeding. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) is when an HIV positive woman passes the virus to her baby. This can occur during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or breastfeeding. Without treatment, around 20-45% of babies born to HIV positive women will become infected with HIV
VIDA collects medical supplies and equipment donated by Bay Area hospital partners and ships containers to VIDA PERU in Lima, Peru. Funds collected will help pay for the shipping costs and the delivery to many clinics in need.
This program provides newborns with a safe and free source of nutrition and a potential at life without HIV. This program helps prevent the spread of HIV and the transmission to the next generation.
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