Teen AIDS activist held in Honduras

Gunmen in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, have kidnapped a prominent teenage AIDS activist.

Eighteen-year-old Keren Dunaway Gonzalez was kidnapped Tuesday with her mother near the offices of the Llaves Foundation, which helps children with AIDS.

The mother, Rosa González, a United Nations ambassador for children with the disease, was freed, but Ms. Dunaway remained captive.

A Llaves spokeswoman said Ms. Dunaway is HIV positive and must be let go so she can take the treatments necessary to prevent infections.

The kidnappers have yet to demand a ransom.

Ms. Dunaway has spoken at international AIDS conferences and also runs a magazine and radio show for HIV-positive children.

Honduras is one of the world’s most violent countries, plagued by gang wars, drug traffickers and poverty.

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