News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
April 23, 2013
Nicholas Hellmann, MD is Executive Vice
President for Medical and Scientific Affairs
for EGPAF and a leading expert in the field
of HIV/AIDS research. (Photo: EGPAF)
Much of recent media attention on the fight to eliminate HIV has focused on creating a cure for HIV
, but there is another side to the research: the hunt for a vaccine
to prevent HIV from ever taking hold. To learn more about the challenges and possibilities of an HIV vaccine, we spoke with Nick Hellmann, Executive Vice President for Medical and Scientific Affairs for EGPAF
April 22, 2013
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona,
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona
United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme
poverty and human rights at a meeting in
Mozambique with EGPAF’s Fundacao Ariel
team and other NGOs. (Photo: EGPAF)
, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said last week that the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to exert a terrible human toll and undermine development progress.
April 19, 2013
Oscar-winning actress and activist Charlize
Theron embraces EGPAF Ambassador
Florida Mwesiga. (Photo: EGPAF)
This week, we’re proud of our Ambassadors who are pushing Congress to back an AIDS-Free generation and fighting the stigma of women living with HIV/AIDS, and we’re learning about funding cuts to PEPFAR and Dr. Deborah Persaud
making Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people.
April 18, 2013
EGPAF Ambassadors Fortunata Kasege and
Florida Mwesiga with Oscar-winning actress
Charlize Theron. (Photo: EGPAF)
In the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C., it can be difficult to get important people into one room to discuss one topic. But this morning, American politicians, representatives from international NGOs, and international celebrities gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss a topic that affects millions of people around the world: AIDS.
April 18, 2013
Singer and activist Alicia Keys at the launch
for the Empowered Campaign, featuring
EGPAF Ambassador Cristina Pena.
(Photo: Washington Post)
Grammy award-winning singer and HIV/AIDS activist Alicia Keys hosted a webcast Monday to unveil the result of her new partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation
– the Empowered Campaign
. The campaign is focused on domestic awareness and seeks to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst American women by combating the stigma and misinformation that surrounds the disease.
April 17, 2013
As the largest telecommunications union in the world, we know that there is significant strength and power in the ability to raise our voices together, and we are proud to be able to use our influence to raise funds and build awareness for the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the Charity of Choice of the Communications Workers of America Union.