Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sophie and Sarah Denison-Johnston - AIDS Free Generation

On Sunday October 21st Robert & Jeromy will be speaking with Sarah and Sophie Denison -Johnston, the daughters of Rebecca Denison. Sophie and Sarah Denison-Johnston were born HIV negative at San Francisco General Hospital in March of 1996.

Their mother, Rebecca Denison, founder of WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases) who was recently on POZ I AM Radio, participated in the phase 1 trial of nevirapine that led to their negative status. Their mother wrote an article about her decision here:You can read about it here.

Sophie and Sarah feel so honored to have been a part of this monumental step in approaching an AIDS free generation in that they know it's possible to stop mother-daughter transmission of HIV. Their only question is why should we be called fortunate. It's their hope that in the future having access to these types of drugs isn't a privilege. It should be accessible to everyone, no matter who and where they are from.

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