The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation seeks to end global pediatric HIV/AIDS through prevention and treatment programs, research, and advocacy.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the global leader in the fight to end AIDS in children. Over its nearly 30 year existence, EGPAF has helped to achieve dramatic reductions in the number of new HIV infections among children, with a more than 90% decline in new infections in the U.S. and a 70% decline worldwide. A sizable portion of infections averted in children globally are the result of EGPAF-supported programs in countries heavily affected by the epidemic. The risk of mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding, which accounts for more than 90% of new childhood infections, can be reduced to less than 5% by providing the mother access to effective antiretroviral therapy and support services. At the end of 2015, nearly half of all children already infected with HIV worldwide were being protected from the debilitating and lethal effects of AIDS by receiving effective antiretroviral therapy. The elimination of new childhood HIV infections and AIDS remains within our reach.