Botswana-Baylor Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary
June 14, 2013
Representatives of the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Texas Children's Hospital, Bristol-Meyer Squibb Foundation, and the Botswana Ministry of Health celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Center of Excellence, which has provided HIV/AIDS treatment to more than 6,000 children. When the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) opened the clinic, HIV prevalence in Botswana was 39 percent and many medical experts considered the situation "hopeless," according to BIPAI Founder Dr. Mark Kline, physician-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital and J.S. Abercrombie Professor and BCM's pediatrics chair.
Baylor College of Medicine
06.11.2013; Dana Benson
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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