News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
An anti-AIDS message on an outside wall in Mtendere Township in Lusaka, Zambia. Zambia has one of the most devastating HIV burdens in the world – one in seven adults in the country is living with HIV. Since 2001, EGPAF has provided much needed support to the Ministry of Health to help save the lives of babies and children throughout the country.
Jeffrey T. Safrit
Los Angeles, CA
May 18, 2013
HIV (in green) budding from a type of white
blood cell known as a lymphocyte. Just how
close are we to creating a vaccine to prevent
HIV infections? (Photo: Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention)
As the global health community continues to make strides in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, I want to celebrate World HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and applaud the research and development (R&D) community on its progress thus far to develop an effective HIV vaccine.
May 17, 2013
Elizabeth Glaser and her son Jake (in overalls)
at the annual A Time for Heroes celebrity
picnic. This week, Jake wrote a special blog
about Mother’s Day and what he would tell
Elizabeth about his life now. (Photo: EGPAF)
This week, we’re learning more about why testing for HIV is critical and how PEPFAR celebrated 10 years of success, thinking about the impact of the legal system on people living with HIV, and remembering Elizabeth Glaser on a very special Mother’s Day.
May 16, 2013
EGPAF Ambassador Martha Sichone-Cameron
speaks at a briefing celebrating 10 years of
the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) on May 14. (Photo: EGPAF)
In honor of Mother’s Day, members of the faith community, U.S. legislators, and PEPFAR leadership gathered on Capitol Hill on May 14 to celebrate 10 years of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Clients at a health care facility in Tanzania
learn more about cervical cancer before
receiving a screening. EGPAF is working
throughout Tanzania to provide screening and
treatment to thousands of women.
People living with HIV are particularly vulnerable to cervical cancer – in the United States, cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer among women living with HIV
. And in Tanzania, the problem is even larger—cervical cancer is not just the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women, but is the most common cancer nationwide
May 13, 2013
EGPAF/Mozambique country director
Fernando Morales with one of the new mobile
clinics that will provide Mozambique’s Gaza
province with quality HIV counseling, testing,
and care and treatment. (Photo: EGPAF)
With 25.1 percent prevalence of HIV, Gaza is the most heavily affected province of Mozambique
, but the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and its partners are leading the fight to eliminate HIV from the region. On Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Douglas Griffiths congratulated EGPAF on its work with the Provincial Direction of Gaza (DPS) to provide three mobile clinics
aimed at increasing the availability of healthcare services in Gaza province and reaching Mozambique’s goal of 80 percent antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage by 2015.