Today, 6,500 people will die as a result of AIDS.
6,000 of those people will leave behind children.
Those children will join the already 15 million children who have lost parents to this treatable disease.
2.3 million children are infected with HIV world-wide.
Most pediatric infection occurs in mother-to-child transmission - the virus infects while the immune system is immature,making it easy for the virus to disseminate through the body.
It is estimated that, without treatment, 50% of HIV+ children in resource-poor settings will die by the age of two.