News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
Sanyu Nkiinzi Kagwa
March 26, 2012
A mother in Uganda receives her first HIV test
In the first of a three-part series this week, Communications Officer Sanyu Nkiinzi Kagwa writes about issues related to HIV/AIDS being confronted by the Foundation’s STAR-SW program, funded by USAID in Uganda’s Southwest region.
Today’s blog addresses the problem of gender-based violence, and how the Foundation is helping to combat its devastating effects in one community of refugees.
March 22, 2012
When it comes to video awards, it’s always an honor to be nominated…but it’s also great to win.
We were excited to learn this week that our latest advocacy video – “Countdown to an AIDS-Free Generation” – won a Silver Telly, the highest of accolades given by the 33rd annual Telly Awards.
We also learned this week that another of our videos – “Project HEART” – was nominated for a DoGooder Nonprofit Video Award in the “Fearless Video” category. This award is voted on by YOU, and we're up against some great competition, so we need your help!
Dr. Serge Agbo, MPH
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
March 21, 2012
A family waits in line at the Kitwe Health
Clinic IV in Ntungamo district in Uganda.
(Photo: James Pursey/EGPAF)
As we mark the 30th World TB Day on March 24th
, we remember that tuberculosis remains a danger for millions around the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, TB infection is often paired with HIV – and HIV-positive pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable. The good news is that TB is preventable and treatable, and the Foundation is working to integrate HIV and TB services in the countries where it works.
Foundation staff members and beneficiaries of care and treatment (C&T) services at Foundation-supported sites in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania joined thousands of runners at the Kilimanjaro Marathon event held in Moshi town on Sunday, 26 February 2012. This is the third time that the Foundation has participated in the Kilimanjaro Marathon with the objectives of advocacy and visibility.
Jeffrey T. Safrit
Los Angeles, CA
March 14, 2012
Last week, Seattle was host to the 19th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, colloquially known as CROI.
It is the largest North American conference on HIV/AIDS, and attracts more than 4,000 leading clinicians and basic scientists studying HIV and associated diseases for presentations and discussions of their latest results.
Maternal and pediatric issues were again important at this year’s conference, and Foundation-supported scientists past and present were at the forefront.
Evan Von Leer
March 13, 2012
Magic Johnson making the
announcement (Photo: ESPN)
On November 7, 1991, Earvin “Magic” Johnson made an announcement that shook the country: he was HIV-positive, and would have to retire from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Earlier this week, ESPN premiered a film documenting Magic’s career, the historic announcement, and his life since. In the film and subsequent interviews, Magic discusses the important role Elizabeth Glaser played in helping him and his family understand, accept, and embrace his HIV status, and become a public face and voice for ending the pandemic.