July 27, 2017
EGPAF, with Unitaid’s support, is working hand-in-hand with ministries of health and other key stakeholders to integrate point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID) into national EID systems in nine high-prevalence countries. To illustrate this work, real-time data on POC EID testing in the project countries is available through an interactive data dashboard.
July 19, 2017
The Ninth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2017) begins July 23, 2017 in Paris, France. This biennial gathering is the largest open scientific conference on HIV and AIDS related issues - bringing together more than 6,000 professionals from around the world to meet and examine the latest scientific developments in HIV-related research with a focus on moving science into practice and policy.
July 17, 2017
Risks for contracting HIV grow from childhood to adolescence. Those who were perinataly infected may have advanced disease, requiring prompt identification and initiation on treatment. All adolescents are at increased risk of contracting HIV through sexual debut. Independent of how they acquire HIV, adolescents, a growing demographic in the countries in which the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) works, encounter a whole new series of testing and treatment barriers, due to gender inequality, harmful social norms and poor access to health services. Addressing these barriers is the theme of a recently published supplement from AIDS entitled Achieving 902: Young People, HIV Testing Services and Linkage to Treatment, of which EGPAF has contributed three articles highlighting areas of need and growth in reaching a vulnerable youth population.
July 5, 2017
Josephine Nabukenya, 21, an ambassador for EGPAF, is visiting Children's National to learn about pediatric HIV treatment in the United States and to meet Levi. As a young woman who grew up living with HIV in Kamapala, Uganda, Josephine is in D.C. to talk to legislators about the importance of funding HIV prevention and treatment programs abroad. But she is also curious about the experiences of a young person in the States.
June 29, 2017
Fatoumata Koîta came to Sainte Therèse Koumassi clinic in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for antenatal care when she was pregnant two years ago. She followed the advice of health workers and was tested for HIV. She learned that she is HIV-positive. She also learned about prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), which could protect her unborn child.
June 28, 2017
For 25 years, Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to eliminate mother to-child-transmission of HIV in more than 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Johnson & Johnson supports EGPAF in its ability to direct resources and fill key service delivery gaps to achieve maximum impact of health programs.
June 26, 2017
Meet the 2017 Up 4 The Fight top fundraiser, Maja Bernstein! Maja is headed to Tanzania with EGPAF - follow along as she travels!
June 22, 2017
On Wednesday, May 30, 2017, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) organized a launch event for the Unitaid Point-of-Care/Early Infant Diagnosis (POC/EID) project for the optimisation of early infant diagnosis in the presence of the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, a special ambassador for UNAIDS ; the First Lady endorsed the ceremony. The project was launched in collaboration with UNAIDS who assisted in coordinating the event, along with the office of the First Lady.
June 15, 2017
One day, John Ja, heard the clapping of hands at the entrance of his small compound, indicating the arrival of visitors. As the chief of Malengatanzi village in central Malawi, John frequently receives official guests. On this day, Lucy and Martha, two HIV testing counselors with the Foundation for Community and Capacity Development, were conducting door-to-door tests in the area.