News, commentary, and voices in the efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS in children worldwide.
Children march in a Youth Day parade in
Cameroon, where some of the festivities
centered on HIV testing and prevention. (Photo:
It all started with the sounds of marching, cymbals, and drum beats coming from outside my room in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon
. Was it a military parade passing by? Read more about how EGPAF and its partners are using a day dedicated to young people in Cameroon to share information on HIV/AIDS.
Venice Beach, CA
March 5, 2013
Jake Glaser at the Steve
Chase Humanitarian Awards,
where he received the Partners
in Activism Award. (Photo:
Desert AIDS Project)
Jake Glaser is Elizabeth Glaser’s son, and a powerful advocate for children and young people living with HIV. Over the past few months, he’s been traveling the country, sharing his story of hope and determination. He wrote this blog for us about a recent award he received and about how inspired he is by the continued fight for an AIDS-free generation.
March 4, 2013
Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University,
recipient of the EGPAF Research Award in 2005
and lead researcher on study showing functional
cure of HIV in an infant. (Photo: Johns Hopkins
Elizabeth Glaser worked for a day just like this one.
This weekend at the 20th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta, researchers announced that a baby born with HIV in Mississippi had been functionally cured of the virus. This is the first documented case of a functional HIV cure in an infant, and could be a catalyst for future research and further evidence of just how close we are to eliminating pediatric HIV.
March 4, 2013
Dr. Joseph Essombo of EGPAF and SIP president
Prof. Marguerite Timité-Konan sign a protocol
renewing their continued commitment to
eliminating pediatric HIV. (Photo: Jacqueline
EGPAF has been a pioneer in its work to not only provide care and treatment and prevention of mother-to-child transmission services, but also help countries build up their capacity to support and provide improved medical services for people living with HIV. In Cote d’Ivoire
, EGPAF has worked with the Ivorian Pediatric Society (SIP) to train health care workers and pediatricians to provide better treatment and support for patients, particularly children living with HIV.
March 1, 2013
EGPAF co-founders Susie Zeegan, Susan Delaurentis, and Elizabeth Glaser. (Photo:
As March is Women’s History Month, we’re honoring our own history of powerful and inspirational women. Check out our blogs on women and HIV/AIDS throughout the month of March.
March 1, 2013
New EGPAF COO Brad Kiley at the
Global Champions of A Mother's Fight
inaugural gala Feb. 20. Learn more about
Brad in this week's WWR. (Photo: EGPAF)
This week, we’re welcoming Chief Operating Officer Brad Kiley to EGPAF, thinking about human rights and mandatory HIV testing, learning about a new partnership to provide pediatric HIV medications to more children, and reading about how HIV can affect the brain.