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Teaching a New Generation

Teaching a New Generation

HIV isn't going away anytime soon. Part of the reason is simple science and the realities of how HIV works. But it also has to do with the way our society works: What we teach our children, through our words and our actions, about what matters to us and what judgments we make about others.

Our children will have to clean up the messes we've made. That includes not just continuing, but accelerating, the fight against HIV. And that means getting a better, more complete education about HIV than most of us got when we were younger.

There are some amazing programs out there educating youths about HIV in a way that truly resonates. In Africa, there's an HIV-positive muppet. In the Netherlands (and Philadelphia!), there's a music-and-dance group. We need more efforts like this to help ensure that, when today's HIV fighters pass on the torch, it will burn more brightly in the hands of those who follow.




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