News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
July 29, 2011
U.S. Capitol Building
This week in Washington, the focus has been mainly on whether Congress and the administration will reach a compromise to keep the U.S. government from defaulting on its debt obligations.
We were reading about another important, yet overshadowed debate occurring on Capitol Hill, also related to the U.S. fulfilling its commitments – this time on global health funding.
Click past the jump to read about the threat of drastic cuts -- as much as $700 million -- to the administration's Global Health Initiative.
July 27, 2011
United States Capitol Building
Today there were new developments on Capitol Hill that cause concern about the continued success of U.S. supported global health initiatives.
An Appropriations subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed severe reductions to global health spending – more than $700 million in cuts to programs combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and other diseases.
Click past the jump for more details and a statement released by Foundation President and CEO Chip Lyons on the critical funding cuts.
July 20, 2011
Ben and his wife Kasiah at a
Foundation event. (Photo: EGPAF)
My name is Ben Banks and for nearly a decade I have been a Foundation Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Last year I graduated from Walden University with a Master’s degree in public health. Walden University is dedicated to advancing positive social change through programs that inspire students to use their education and skills for the greater good.
My experience at the university encouraged me to make a difference and one way I’m doing that is through my work as an Ambassador at the Foundation.
I was recently featured in a video entitled, "this is HIV. live your life," which has been submitted to the Walden University Scholars of Change video contest. If I win, I will be presented with $2,500 to donate to a charity of my choice. I need your help to make this happen.
Click past the jump to learn how you can help my video win, and earn the Foundation $2,500 to help save lives around the world.
July 18, 2011
Ima Chima, Technical Adviser in the
Foundation's South Africa office, presents
at IAS 2011. (Photo: EGPAF/Robert Yule)
Eliminating pediatric HIV and AIDS was high on the agenda on the first day of the sixth International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention in Rome.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation kicked things off with a morning session on the role of community in preventing new HIV infections in infants and children, and keeping their mothers healthy. The Foundation was joined by representatives from CARE, the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), the Global Fund, and the London School of Health and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in a panel discussion.
Click past the jump to hear from Foundation Senior Media Relations Manager Bob Yule, on-site in Rome.
July 16, 2011
Foundation VP of Research
Dr. Laura Guay talks to
journalists at IAS 2011.
(Photo EGPAF/Bob Yule)
This coming week, the Foundation will be highlighting the latest research on issues related to children and HIV at the sixth annual International AIDS Society (IAS) conference in Rome.
For journalists attending the conference – and for those covering it from afar – we’ve produced an updated and expanded handbook on the issue of pediatric AIDS.
Click past the jump to read A Journalist’s Guide to Reporting on Pediatric HIV and AIDS, and to learn how to get updates on the latest developments in pediatric AIDS coming out of Rome.
In advance of the largest global HIV/AIDS conference of the year next week in Rome, there have already been several breaking news stories and research updates about HIV prevention.
Three of these stories, including preventing HIV transmission through breastfeeding, preventing sexual transmission through the use of antiretroviral drugs, and HIV vaccine research, are what we’re reading this week.
Click past the jump to learn more about these stories and what they mean for the long term in the fight to eliminate HIV and AIDS.