News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
January 16, 2013
Paul Michael Glaser testifying before Congress
on behalf of EGPAF in 2001. EGPAF is looking
to continue its history of public advocacy in
2013. (Photo: EGPAF)
Though the 113th Congress was sworn in just a few weeks ago, EGPAF’s public policy team is already expecting 2013 to be a busy year on Capitol Hill for HIV/AIDS policy. Learn more about the upcoming Congress and what you can do to take a stand for women and children battling HIV/AIDS.
Ashley Thompson, MPH
January 15, 2013
A worker at a clinic in Lesotho. EGPAF supports
222 PMTCT and care and treatment sites in Lesotho.
(Photo: James Pursey/EGPAF)
For many reasons, a number of Basotho people still find it difficult to access health services offered at traditional health facilities. Additionally, non-communicable diseases are often not a major focus of the national health system. Following discussions with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and USAID, EGPAF initiated Family Health Days (FHDs) to bring HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to remote areas, as well as to identify and appropriately manage non-communicable diseases and provide integrated primary health care services at the community level.
January 14, 2013
Pat O'Neil and a friend at Holy Cross'
Dance Marathon for EGPAF. (Photo:
Last year, I attended Holy Cross’ first Dance Marathon as a dancer. When I initially signed up for the event, I knew very little about the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and its fight against pediatric AIDS. In fact, a big reason that I signed up for the event at all was to show support for a couple of good friends who organized the event. I went into our school’s ballroom that evening ready to dance for a couple of hours, and then call it a night. Learn more about my life-changing experience.
January 11, 2013
A pregnant woman in Uganda. EGPAF supports
550 sites offering PMTCT and care and treatment
services in Uganda. (Photo: James Pursey/EGPAF)
This week, we’re learning about how South Africans are combating gender-based violence, thinking about new ideas for ending HIV/AIDS, and reading about how HIV rates in Belarus are dangerously high.
New York City, New York
January 10, 2013
Foundation Ambassador Florida Mwesiga in
Last year, 15-year-old Foundation Ambassador Florida Mwesiga had the opportunity to attend the Columbia University Dance Marathon benefiting the Foundation. In advance of this year’s Dance Marathon season, Florida recounts her experience and shares why she loves participating
New York City. (Photo: EGPAF)
January 9, 2013
A woman learns about HIV medications at a
clinic in South Africa. (Photo: Jon Hrusa/EGPAF)
With the largest number of people living with HIV in the world, South Africa remains at the forefront of the battle against AIDS. But some South Africans are now taking innovative—and crucial—approaches to the fight.