April 19, 2016
Last week, the Lesotho government, through the Ministry of Health, with support from EGPAF, celebrated the launch of “Test and Treat” guidelines for HIV throughout the country. Lesotho is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to implement these new guidelines.
April 15, 2016
On April 6th, the President of the General Assembly organized a Civil Society Hearing at UN headquarters in New York to formally gather civil society’s input into the High Level Meeting (HLM) on HIV/AIDS, which will take place from 8-10 June 2016.
April 11, 2016
An HIV diagnosis is difficult no matter how old you are, but for the 2.1 million adolescents who are living with HIV around the world, the news can be especially devastating. I know, because I am one of those young people.
April 8, 2016
Around the world, women and girls continue to have a high risk of illness, injury, and death during pregnancy or childbirth. In recognition of International Maternal Health & Rights Day, EGPAF shares a look into Edith Opperman, the only clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe with a labor ward.
April 6, 2016
EGPAF ambassador, Ashley Rose Murphy, who was born with HIV, recently met with amfAR to talk about living openly with HIV, her advocacy work, and eradicating stigma associated with the virus.
March 31, 2016
Too often, ethnic minorities living with HIV face compounded stigma and poor access to community resources like health care. Fortunately, traveling community health workers are making strides with these key populations.
March 23, 2016
In memory of his sister, who died from AIDS-related causes as a child, Seleman Chiopera, now works as a peer educator to other men in his community so that they support their wives during pregnancy and beyond.
March 8, 2016
For International Women’s Day, we share the story of Secret John, a young mother in Malawi who is helping to empower other teens through peer education.
March 2, 2016
March 1 was Zero Discrimination Day, which the United Nations introduced in 2014 as an opportunity for people to ”share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation.” Today, we bring you the story of an extraordinary couple changing their community in rural Zimbabwe.
February 25, 2016
Great strides have been made in preventing new mother-to-child HIV transmission and in controlling the virus in children who have it, but there is still a long way to go before pediatric HIV infection is eliminated, according to a recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, of UMass Medical School, and Lynne M. Mofenson, MD, of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.