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January 2, 1995
Children who carry the virus that causes AIDS have to struggle with medical and social difficulties beyond their years. Several HIV-positive children in a support group sponsored by the Los Angeles Pediatric AIDS Network expressed their feelings in pictures and stories compiled in a book, "Friends for Life: Stories by Children with HIV." Reprinted here is part of the story "Belle Gets Pregnant and Gets AIDS," by a child named Ari. Proceeds from the $20 book support LAPAN.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1995 | KATE FOLMAR
About 30 youngsters from across Los Angeles got a chance to just be kids one night earlier this week. And they loved it. The youths--members of the Los Angeles Pediatric AIDS Network--briefly forgot the devastation acquired immune deficiency syndrome has wrought upon their families as they suited up Wednesday night for cutthroat games of laser tag at Fallbrook Mall's Q-Zar arena.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1995 | KATE FOLMAR
About 30 youngsters from across Los Angeles got a chance to just be kids one night earlier this week. And they loved it. The youths--members of the Los Angeles Pediatric AIDS Network--briefly forgot the devastation acquired immune deficiency syndrome has wrought upon their families as they suited up Wednesday night for cutthroat games of laser tag at Fallbrook Mall's Q-Zar arena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1995
Children who carry the virus that causes AIDS have to struggle with medical and social difficulties beyond their years. Several HIV-positive children in a support group sponsored by the Los Angeles Pediatric AIDS Network expressed their feelings in pictures and stories compiled in a book, "Friends for Life: Stories by Children with HIV." Reprinted here is part of the story "Belle Gets Pregnant and Gets AIDS," by a child named Ari. Proceeds from the $20 book support LAPAN.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1992 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only home on the West Coast for children infected with the AIDS virus announced plans Monday to more than double its size to cope with the growing ranks of children in need of care. Caring for Babies with AIDS will add eight beds to the home for HIV-infected children that it operates near Culver City. City and state officials have agreed to remove bureaucratic impediments to the opening of more homes to care for children infected with the deadly disease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1994 | LESLIE BERESTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once there was a tree who wondered if the weed next to it had a virus. The weed didn't say anything, but the tree told the other weeds. Finally, the tree made the weed really upset. The weed said, "You know, I may have a virus, but it's not right for you to take all my friends away. Who cares if I have a virus? It's not right!"
NEWS
June 6, 1991
Your article on the status of children with HIV infection and AIDS in Los Angeles County was quite timely ("Center Is Young AIDS Patients' Only Home," Metro, May 30) and accurately describes the status of children with this particular illness. However, it should be mentioned that the high majority of new cases of children at risk for HIV and AIDS will be within the Latino and African-American communities in Los Angeles, where support services for persons with HIV disease are severely lacking.
NEWS
December 4, 1994
Very often, those most vulnerable to the impact of HIV and AIDS are children who have the illness or whose parents are infected. Orphaned or at risk of losing one or both parents, and sometimes suffering discrimination because of their own medical condition, these children are often in critical need of legal assistance. To help meet this need, two organizations dealing with children affected by HIV/AIDS launched a project last week to help them with their sometimes overwhelming legal problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1998 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
More than 200 martial arts celebrities will be kicking and spinning Sunday at Dragonfest 1998, a benefit for a pediatric AIDS group. The third annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1500 S. Raymond Ave. More than 1,200 people are expected to attend martial arts master Gerald Okamura's event, which raised $1,500 for the Los Angeles Pediatric AIDS Network last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1994 | LESLIE BERESTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Once there was a tree who wondered if the weed next to it had a virus. The weed didn't say anything, but the tree told the other weeds. Finally, the tree made the weed really upset. The weed said, "You know, I may have a virus, but it's not right for you to take all my friends away. Who cares if I have a virus? It's not right!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1992 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only home on the West Coast for children infected with the AIDS virus announced plans Monday to more than double its size to cope with the growing ranks of children in need of care. Caring for Babies with AIDS will add eight beds to the home for HIV-infected children that it operates near Culver City. City and state officials have agreed to remove bureaucratic impediments to the opening of more homes to care for children infected with the deadly disease.
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January 1, 1992 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"How do you explain to a 10-year-old that her sudden forgetfulness is the beginning of dementia caused by AIDS? That she got the disease from a blood transfusion? That none of this is her fault, but no, she probably will not get better . . . ." Barry Horton's sad, rhetorical questions hang in the air of the one-room Hollywood office where he runs Tuesday's Child, a not-for-profit group he started two years ago to assist families of children with AIDS.
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August 23, 1995 | HILARY DOLE KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On the 19th floor of a mid-Wilshire high-rise in Los Angeles, a small boy wearing tidy, clean clothes sits alone at an enormous conference table, waiting to talk to his very own lawyer. He's so little his feet don't touch the floor, and he may be unaware that what will be set in motion today will profoundly affect the course of his future. His particular story has yet to be told. But there are many others that have unfolded.
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