What We’re Reading: The End of AIDS, Magic Johnson, and HIV Treatment’s Benefit to Communities
February 22, 2013
This week, we’re learning more about EGPAF’s commitment to the end of AIDS, Magic Johnson’s special gift for people living with HIV/AIDS, and how HIV treatment can benefit an entire community.
EGPAF – “The Beginning of the End of AIDS” This week, EGPAF honored a few of our heroes in the battle against HIV/AIDS at the inaugural Global Champions of A Mother’s Fight Gala in New York City. In this blog, EGPAF President and CEO Chip Lyons reflects on the event and the promise of an AIDS-free generation.
EGPAF – “Black History Month: Magic’s Magic” Magic Johnson is not only an NBA legend; he’s also a hero and champion for people living with HIV. Since he went public with his HIV-positive status in 1991, he’s been working tirelessly on behalf of people living with HIV and AIDS. In this blog, we reflect on his legacy.
NPR – “Treating HIV Patients Protects Whole Community” A new study based on data recorded in South Africa indicates that making HIV treatment and medications widely available can drive down the risk of HIV transmission by nearly 40 percent for the entire community.
Los Angeles Times – “Anti-HIV drug effort in South Africa yields dramatic results” This story, also profiling new information on HIV treatment availability and local communities, indicates that despite the expense, making antiretroviral medications available raised the life expectancy of the region studied by 11 years, "the most rapid life expectancy gains observed in the history of public health.”
Jane Coaston is Media Relations Coordinator for the Foundation, based in Washington, D.C.