August 14, 2017
In honor of International Youth Day, we share stories from around the world of youth who inspire their peers and us. The current generation of youth is the largest in history – they are the future.
August 10, 2017
Pemphero, 17, does not remember a day that did not begin with taking antiretroviral (ARV) medication. He also cannot remember his parents, who died from AIDS-related causes when he was still a toddler. Pemphero grew up in the homes of relatives in his village outside Mchinji, Malawi. He figured that every child started the day by drinking ARVs.
August 1, 2017
Maja Bernstein, our UP 4 THE FIGHT top fundraiser for 2016-17, won a trip to Tanzania with EGPAF. "As I reflect on my trip to Tanzania, what stands out most is the tangible progress being made by EGPAF, EGPAF partners, and beneficiaries. It has absolutely blown me away. I am so beyond thankful for the opportunity to go on this trip with EGPAF and witness their important and impactful the work," she says.
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.