August 17, 2012
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest federal government program designed to designed to provide care, treatment and various support services to individuals affected by HIV and AIDS in the United States.
Next year, the Ryan White CARE Act—the legislation that authorizes funding for the various Ryan White Programs—is up for Congressional reauthorization (or renewal).
August 8, 2012
EGPAF and other key PEPFAR partners in Lesotho were recently invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; Selloane Qhobela, principal secretary at the Lesotho Ministry of Social Development; and Nkhala Sefako, national coordinator for the Global Fund in Lesotho. Accompanying Ambassador Goosby was Deborah Von Zinkernagel, principal deputy global AIDS coordinator.
August 6, 2012
Brett spent the first two-and-a-half months of his life in the hospital with a heart complication, receiving 35 blood transfusions from 12 donors. In 1987, he tested positive for HIV. He passed away at the age of 27, but not before he got his driver’s license, ran with the Olympic Torch before the Atlanta games, graduated from high school, bought his first car, swam with dolphins, lived on his own, and much more. In this incredible post, Brett’s mom, Marty Mitchell, explains how Brett became an advocate for kids living with HIV, and led a life that defied all odds.
August 1, 2012
Today is the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week. According to UNAIDS, this week is designated to pay tribute to the power of breastfeeding in aiding the health of babies and toddlers.
Earlier this week at the AIDS 2012 conference, EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen was asked to speak at a special breakfast on Capitol Hill hosted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Congresswomen Kay Granger (R-TX) and Nita Lowey (D-NY). Watch the video inside!
July 26, 2012
There is a lot of buzz for point-of-care at the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington, as testing and diagnostic efforts increasingly move closer to patients. Point-of-care testing is defined as medical testing at or near the site of patient care, driven by the desire to bring the test to the patient conveniently and immediately.
July 25, 2012
On Monday, EGPAF Vice President of Program Innovation and Policy Dr. RJ Simonds and EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen joined Voice of America’s Linord Moudou to talk about the International AIDS Conference and the state of the fight against HIV/AIDS.
July 24, 2012
Last week in Kampala, more than 500 people gathered to discuss our shared mission to realize a generation free of HIV and AIDS in Uganda. Learn more about their findings, a policy analysis report prepared by EGPAF, and a special appearance by an EGPAF Foundation Ambassador after the jump.
July 24, 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to the International AIDS Conference on Monday about PEPFAR, the role of women in the end of AIDS, and creating an AIDS-free generation. Read more about her remarks.
This past Saturday evening, UNAIDS hosted an event called Uniting for an AIDS-Free Generation, held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. “Uniting for an AIDS-free Generation"—the theme of the event—took the audience on a historical journey through the history of AIDS, highlighting the early days of the epidemic and key milestones in the world’s response to the disease.