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USA will allocate $400,000 to help children born to HIV+ mothers in Russia
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will allocate $400,000 to help children born to HIV+ mothers in Russia, U.S. Ambassador to Russia William Burns told a news conference Wednesday. The ambassador announced 10 pilot projects, under the Assistance to Russian Orphans 2 program, that have been awarded grants from the agency. The projects are designed to form special groups providing assistance to HIV+ women during pregnancy and children rearing. According to program coordinators, 15%-18% of women in this category usually give up their parental rights. At present, there are about 21,000 children that have been born to HIV+ mothers. Two thousand of these children have tested positive for HIV and 12,000 are under medical observation.
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