My feed

to access all these features

Join the discussion and meet other Mumsnetters on our free online chat forum.

MNHQ have commented on this thread


Why does World AIDS Day matter to mothers? Read our guest blogger Annie Lennox's post and join the conversation

4 replies

ElenMumsnetBloggers · 01/12/2011 10:06

Do you think Annie Lennox's message rings true? What can we do to stop HIV and AIDS spreading and raise awareness? Do bloggers have a special part to play? Join the conversation started by Annie, and share your views.

OP posts:
lowimpactmama · 01/12/2011 13:14

Excellent post - I was planning to blog about world aids day today, as I'm reading the Politics of Breastfeeding and there's a large section on pregnant and nursing women suffering from HIV/AIDS. It's a hugely important global topic, but one that gets a little lost in the west, where people seem to think that the battle against HIV/AIDS has been "won".

lowimpactmama · 01/12/2011 14:31
AliceWelbourn · 01/12/2011 20:35

Huge thanks to Annie Lennox for her campaigning and for highlighting this important issue today. I was diagnosed with HIV in 1992 when I was pregnant and was devastated because HIV in those days was a death sentence. But here I am 19 years on, still alive and well, thanks to life-saving medication. Women in the UK with HIV can now have babies over 99% HIV-free, even with normal vaginal delivery, but the stigma is still huge in the UK. And in Africa and elsewhere, there is a huge need for funds for medication and training. See // and for more info. Over half the people in the world with HIV are now women. HIV is closely related to domestic violence too. This is a huge problem and we all need to think about how we can keep ourselves and our children HIV-free.

ElenMumsnetBloggers · 01/12/2011 22:32

Hi all,

Thanks for your inspiring responses and your inspiring post, lowimpactmama. Just to clarify, non-bloggers can definitely post on this thread too! It's relevant to all of us.

OP posts:
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.