Published in AIDS Weekly, June 28th, 1999
Friends of the mother had brought the infant to the Missionaries of Charity, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with a letter from the mother begging someone to care for her child. A test showed the baby was HIV positive and the nuns, who christened the sick infant Miriam, made tentative plans to take the baby to the government orphanage.
Before, a saga like Miriam's would have been unusual, but these days it is happening with increasing frequency. More and more HIV positive children are being brought to...
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