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USA Today Profiles Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
USA Today on Monday profiled the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Elizabeth Glaser, who was infected with HIV through a blood transfusion in 1981 and who is the wife of actor/writer/director Paul Glaser, founded the organization in 1988 after both of her children tested HIV-positive but no treatments were available for children. The foundation has been credited with helping to reduce the number of pediatric AIDS cases by 89% since 1992, initiating a global "Call to Action" program that has been extended to 17 other countries, prompting Congress to require drug companies to test all new medications in children and funding promising young HIV/AIDS researchers (Sternberg, USA Today, 12/1). The complete article is available online.
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