29 NOVEMBER, 2018. Margaret Hosty SSL, one of the co-founders of AAVE in Goiânia, Brazil, learned recently that the State of Goiás had failed to fulfill its obligation to supply powdered milk for children who are born to mothers who are poor and living with HIV. A mother who is living with HIV must not breastfeed her baby, as there is a strong possibility that the baby will contract HIV from the breast milk. Sr Margaret’s reaction to this news was one of shock, and she immediately set in motion a series of interviews with the media, which resulted in the supplying of powdered milk to 60 newborn babies in State of Goiás, whose mothers are living with HIV!
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