News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
March 9, 2012
Pediatric AIDS Foundation co-founders
Susan DeLaurentis (left),
Susie Zeegen (center), and
Elizabeth Glaser (right). (Photo: EGPAF)
Saturday, March 10th, is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to reflect about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States.
This year's theme, "What's Your Deciding Moment?" asks people about everyday moments that inspire thoughts and opportunities to take action against HIV.
One of our amazing interns decided she would commemorate the awareness day by sharing her three deciding moments that have elevated her personal desire to take action against HIV/AIDS. Click through the jump to find out what her moments are.
February 28, 2012
Dance Marathon is a fundraiser unlike any other at Baldwin-Wallace; since its debut in 2001, the B-W Dance Marathon has raised over $197,000 in support of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. On this past Saturday February 25th, DM in its eleventh year surpassed our longtime goal of $30,000 by raising $36,819.25! There were a total of 112 dancers pledging 12 hours of continuous dancing from noon to midnight.
February 24, 2012
(Photo: Tim Bradbury/
Josephine Nabukenya, a Foundation Ambassador from Uganda, was recently in the United States to speak at the Foundation's headquarters in Washington, D.C., meet with members of Congress, and participate in the 11th annual Dance Marathon at UCLA.
Wherever she went, Josephine shared her personal story of growing up HIV-positive and answered questions about her role as a peer counselor in her community. Read about her whirlwind tour inside! (reprinted from Huffington Post)
Los Angeles, CA
February 23, 2012
(Photo: Olivier Asselin)
Over the past two years, the Foundation is proud to have supported the development of new local partners to join the fight against pediatric AIDS. Because of the work of the groundbreaking Project HEART program, three new Foundation Affiliates are currently leading efforts in Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, and Tanzania. These new Affiliates have just launched their websites, and the Foundation has released a toolkit of resources on how to successfully transition HIV programming to local organizations.
Jeffrey T. Safrit
February 15, 2012
While all eyes have been on the African Cup of Nations football tournament, audiences at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival
in L.A. have been watching a movie about a different type of contest – an African football player versus HIV. The movie had its genesis six years ago, when the Discovery Channel began an innovative filming project to bring HIV prevention and treatment messages to a new generation in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, that movie – “Inside Story: The Science of HIV/AIDS”
– is a reality.
February 7, 2012
Ambassador Eric Goosby provides
opening remarks at a Congressional
briefing on Combination Prevention.
This week we’ve been reading about the crucial role of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) as a part of a larger prevention strategy to help end the AIDS epidemic. A packed briefing covered this important topic on Capitol Hill last week, featuring speakers discussing a number of innovative methods to reduce HIV infections. The panel included the Foundation’s own Dr. RJ Simonds talking about PMTCT and the potential to virtually eliminate pediatric AIDS as the first step to an AIDS-free generation.