Every year, approximately 1.5 million babies are born to HIV-infected mothers around the world. In South Africa, where as many as 30 per cent of women of childbearing age are HIV-positive, an estimated 300,000 HIV-Exposed but Uninfected (HEU) babies are born annually.
For thousands of children and young adults in British Columbia who have survived cancer, growing up can be an ongoing battle with long-term effects from life-saving treatments. Milestones that their peers take for granted—graduation, first job, marriage, and children—may seem unattainable.
Canadians have lived in a cohesive society for the past 60 years, but one UBC researcher recognizes the signs that it’s fracturing.