About

Mission Statement

“PKIDs’ mission is to educate the public about infectious diseases, the methods of prevention and transmission, the latest advances in medicine, and the elimination of social stigma borne by the infected; and to assist the families of the children living with hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic, viral infectious diseases with emotional, financial and informational support.”

Who We Are

PKIDs (Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases) started in 1996 when some parents couldn’t find babysitters, playmates, or even many relatives willing to spend time with their children. Fear and ignorance of hepatitis B and C and HIV make people do such things.

The search for parents sharing their situation turned up no formal organization, but they did find lots of other moms and dads searching. Consequently, PKIDs incorporated as a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit in 1997.

As a pediatric organization, we fill a void in the nonprofit world and work with many national groups as the children’s representative. We believe that much can be done when groups work together and we initiate and/or support such undertakings.

We encourage global childhood immunizations, using standard precautions in daily living, research to find cures for hepatitis B and C and HIV, prevention of the spread of infectious disease and elimination of fear of those living with these diseases through the education of kids and adults. Toward that end, we’re constantly working to find creative projects that will change risky behaviors, illuminate minds and ensure the good health of children.

Contact Us

PKIDs
P.O. Box 5666
Vancouver, WA 98668
360-695-0293 voice
360-695-6941 fax
877-55-PKIDS toll free
http://www.pkids.org
pkids@pkids.org

4 responses

26 06 2010
Caitlin Francke

We are doing an awareness campaign about the dangers of pertussis since SO many people seem to have no idea about it. There is an epidemic right now in CA and this is a vaccine-preventable disease! Please consider linking to our site, http://www.soundsofpertussis.com or to our FB page, http://www.facebook.com/soundsofpertussis?v=app_113463018676682

Thank you.

3 08 2010
pkids

Great! Hope you spread the word far and wide.

18 10 2010
Kellie Blackwell

Thanks for the comment on my blog. You have an awesome blog here and I will tell others about it. Great, great site for families!

18 10 2010
pkids

Thanks!

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