News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
April 25, 2013
EGPAF’s Dr. Laura Guay shares her
experiences in the HIV/AIDS field with students
from the Foxcroft School on Tuesday.
Students in an epidemiology class at the Foxcroft School
in Middleburg, Va. visited EGPAF this past Tuesday to learn more about EGPAF’s work and impact in the battle against pediatric HIV and AIDS.
April 24, 2013
Last week, Dr. Deborah Persaud, Dr. Katherine
Luzuriaga, and Dr. Hannah Gay were recognized
as three of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential
people of 2013.
(Photo: David Despau/Time Magazine)
You’d be hard-pressed to find medical professionals whose work is more celebrated and in the spotlight right now than Deborah Persaud, MD and Katherine Luzuriaga, MD. This year, in recognition of their groundbreaking work on what has been called the “Mississippi baby” study – the first documented case of a functional HIV cure in an infant – the doctors have been named to Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list.
April 23, 2013
Nicholas Hellmann, MD is Executive Vice
President for Medical and Scientific Affairs
for EGPAF and a leading expert in the field
of HIV/AIDS research. (Photo: EGPAF)
Much of recent media attention on the fight to eliminate HIV has focused on creating a cure for HIV
, but there is another side to the research: the hunt for a vaccine
to prevent HIV from ever taking hold. To learn more about the challenges and possibilities of an HIV vaccine, we spoke with Nick Hellmann, Executive Vice President for Medical and Scientific Affairs for EGPAF
April 22, 2013
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona,
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona
United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme
poverty and human rights at a meeting in
Mozambique with EGPAF’s Fundacao Ariel
team and other NGOs. (Photo: EGPAF)
, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said last week that the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to exert a terrible human toll and undermine development progress.
April 19, 2013
Oscar-winning actress and activist Charlize
Theron embraces EGPAF Ambassador
Florida Mwesiga. (Photo: EGPAF)
This week, we’re proud of our Ambassadors who are pushing Congress to back an AIDS-Free generation and fighting the stigma of women living with HIV/AIDS, and we’re learning about funding cuts to PEPFAR and Dr. Deborah Persaud
making Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people.
April 18, 2013
EGPAF Ambassadors Fortunata Kasege and
Florida Mwesiga with Oscar-winning actress
Charlize Theron. (Photo: EGPAF)
In the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C., it can be difficult to get important people into one room to discuss one topic. But this morning, American politicians, representatives from international NGOs, and international celebrities gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss a topic that affects millions of people around the world: AIDS.