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.
June 13, 2017
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is thrilled to announce that Mason Cook, the Emmy-nominated star of ABC’s hit series Speechless, has joined our organization as a Celebrity Ambassador! Mason is an accomplished actor with a skyrocketing career, but spends much of his free time fighting on behalf of children’s health causes.
May 31, 2017
When the Second Ivorian Civil War erupted in November 2010, Emmanuel, a soldier in Côte d’Ivoire’s army was called to the rebel-held northern region. Four months later, the government forces had prevailed, and Emmanuel was ordered back to the capital city of Abidjan. An orderly man, Emmanuel decided to clean up his hair and beard before returning home. He and several soldiers shared a single razor. Emmanuel did not realize that he was infecting himself with HIV—which can be transmitted through fresh blood.
May 22, 2017
To achieve universal access to treatment and to combat HIV and AIDS, EGPAF, in partnership with Kenya’s Ministry of Health, is providing door-to-door HTS in Homa Bay. The Kenya HIV Prevention Revolution Roadmap 2014 clusters Homa Bay County among the high-burden counties. The report shows that close to 65 percent of all new HIV infections occur in nine of the 47 counties in Kenya; creating a need for combination prevention strategies and geographic prioritization of the HIV response.
May 16, 2017
Recently, EGPAF’s CEO and President, Chip Lyons, as well as EGPAF’s Vice President of Research, Laura Guay, MD, were published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS).
May 11, 2017
In honor of Mother’s Day, here are five stories from moms around the world that inspire us – we hope they inspire you too!
May 10, 2017
Today, Lebele Mathato has brought her daughter, Nyakallo, for her 6-week check-up at the Maputsoe Clinic in Leribe, Lesotho. Nyakallo is alert and growing well. But as a woman living with HIV, Lebele has a lingering concern. Has she transmitted the incurable virus to her daughter during pregnancy or childbirth?