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Panamanian Orphanage Has Been Caring for Children With HIV for Five Years

January 15, 2004

The Roman Catholic orphanage, San Jose de Malambo Home, built a house in 1998 in Arraijan, Panama -- roughly 25 miles west of Panama City -- especially to shelter HIV-positive children. The house shelters eight girls and four boys with HIV, among the 156 children cared for at the home. Sister Lourdes, the orphanage's administrator, said caring for the children is not easy, since antiretroviral drugs cost $1,000-$2,000 a month. The Pan American Health Organization estimates more than 25,000 adults and 800 children have HIV in Panama, a country of 2.9 million people. It predicts the numbers will double by 2010.

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Adapted from:
Associated Press
01.05.2004; Juan Zamorano


  
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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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