Foundation Ambassador Cristina Peña has been a champion for HIV-positive children since she was ten years old. Born HIV-positive, Cristina has spoken out repeatedly to make sure that the unique needs of children with HIV are not neglected. Check out her latest project.
In sub-Saharan Africa, tuberculosis is also often linked with HIV, and is a special concern for women and children. TB infection increases the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and is particularly dangerous to children already living with HIV. We've gathered the following news pieces and blogs highlighting the relationship between TB and HIV, and what people are doing to prevent and treat TB in children.
March 29, 2012
In the final blog of a three-part series this week, the Foundation’s Uganda Communications Officer Sanyu Nkiinzi Kagwa writes about the importance of testing infants and young children for HIV.
In one district in Southwestern Uganda, the Foundation’s USAID-funded STAR-SW program helped implement a “Know Your Child’s Status Campaign” to encourage parents and caretakers to bring their children for HIV testing. The results showed how campaigns such as these can ensure that children are made a priority in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
March 27, 2012
In the second part of a three-part series this week, the Foundation’s Uganda Communications Officer Sanyu Nkiinzi Kagwa writes about the issue of male involvement in reproductive health services like prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).
The Foundation’s USAID-funded STAR-SW program is applying creative methods to encourage men to take advantage of HIV programs, and to make PMTCT more of a family affair.
March 26, 2012
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.
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!
March 21, 2012
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.
March 16, 2012
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.
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.
March 13, 2012
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.