By Alicia Keys and Cristina Jade Peña, Special to CNN
updated 1:53 PM EDT, Sat September 28, 2013

Editor’s note: Alicia Keys is a 14-time Grammy award-winning musician, advocate for people with AIDS and co-founder and global ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, which supports partners in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and India that provide HIV care to children and their families. Cristina Jade Peña is a grad student at University of California, Berkeley, and a Keep a Child Alive consultant. She became an HIV/AIDS advocate and educator shortly after learning she had been born HIV-positive. This is the second in a series of columns CNN Opinion is publishing in association with the Skoll World Forum on people who are finding new ways to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

(CNN) — Bernadette’s father died from AIDS complications when she was a child. Her mother never even knew he had HIV until she and her daughter tested positive years later. Click here to see this article in its entirety.

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EMPOWERED GIRLS’ NIGHT IN!

WATCH NOW! “We Are Empowered” is an intimate and inspiring conversation with Alicia Keys and five women living with HIV in the U.S. Join the discussion online at #WeAreEmpowered. | Credit and thanks to: We are Greater than AIDS (http://greaterthan.org/campaign/empowered/)

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By Alicia Keys and Cristina Jade Peña, Special to CNN updated 1:53 PM EDT, Sat September 28, 2013 Editor's note: Alicia Keys is a 14-time Grammy award-winning musician, advocate for people with AIDS and co-founder and global ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, which supports partners in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa,...