2009-10-14 08:51:30

3 Day Aids Conference Opens in Rome

(14 Oct 09 - RV) Caritas Internationalis and the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See open a three-day conference here in Rome today on preventing and combating AIDS and TB in young children.
Up to 800 children die each day from AIDS-related illnesses such as TB.
Many die in poor countries where a lack of money contributes to difficulties in diagnosing and treating children with HIV and in preventing transmission of the virus from their mothers.
Monsignor Robert Vitillo is the special advisor for Caritas Internationalis on HIV and AIDS.
He told us more about the conference...

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