Ariel's Story

AGPAHI was named in honor of Ariel Glaser, the daughter of U.S. pediatric AIDS advocate Elizabeth Glaser. Elizabeth contracted HIV through a blood transfusion while giving birth to Ariel, and unknowingly passed the virus on to Ariel through breast milk.

Ariel lost her battle with AIDS in 1988. Before she passed away, Ariel created a painting of how she envisioned the world - as a beautiful garden kept bright with sunshine and surrounded by love. Her inspiration serves as AGPAHI’s logo, representing hope for children everywhere.