June 23, 2009
CNN looks at the lives of teenagers and young adults who were born with HIV before advancements in antiretroviral drugs in the 1990s helped prevent mother-to-child transmission. According to CNN, these children "have defied initial expectations" and "danced at their high school proms, walked on stage to receive their diplomas and even experienced the birth of their children." The article profiles a group of HIV-positive teenagers and young adults in Miami called the Kool Kids. The group was established in 1995 to help children living with HIV cope with the "usual complications of adolescence" and also the "broken families, medical complications and fights for acceptance" that exist as a result of their HIV (Park, CNN, 6/22).