April 6, 2016
EGPAF ambassador, Ashley Rose Murphy, who was born with HIV, recently met with amfAR to talk about living openly with HIV, her advocacy work, and eradicating stigma associated with the virus.
April 4, 2016
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) expresses deep sadness at the loss of longtime colleague, leader and friend Dr. Anthony Tanoh. The news came early this morning that Dr. Tanoh had fallen ill late last week and passed away on Sunday evening, April 3, 2016 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
March 31, 2016
Too often, ethnic minorities living with HIV face compounded stigma and poor access to community resources like health care. Fortunately, traveling community health workers are making strides with these key populations.
March 23, 2016
In memory of his sister, who died from AIDS-related causes as a child, Seleman Chiopera, now works as a peer educator to other men in his community so that they support their wives during pregnancy and beyond.
March 8, 2016
For International Women’s Day, we share the story of Secret John, a young mother in Malawi who is helping to empower other teens through peer education.
March 2, 2016
March 1 was Zero Discrimination Day, which the United Nations introduced in 2014 as an opportunity for people to ”share their stories and photos as a way to end discrimination and work towards positive transformation.” Today, we bring you the story of an extraordinary couple changing their community in rural Zimbabwe.
February 25, 2016
Great strides have been made in preventing new mother-to-child HIV transmission and in controlling the virus in children who have it, but there is still a long way to go before pediatric HIV infection is eliminated, according to a recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, of UMass Medical School, and Lynne M. Mofenson, MD, of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
February 23, 2016
In commemoration of the United Nations’ World Day of Social Justice, EGPAF posts this article by Loveness Zangaphe. Loveness is a Malawian woman living with HIV who has found financial freedom and a role in her village through the dedicated work of a community-based organization.
February 17, 2016
Standing in front of a large crowd, 17-year-old Phenny narrates her experience of living with HIV. Phenny was born with HIV. She grips the microphone, as she bravely braces herself to address hundreds of congregants who had gathered for the adolescent health symposium in Homa Bay- the first of its kind in Kenya. This is not the first time she has spoken before a crowd. Ever since Phenny learned of her status years ago, she has had to defend herself from stigma and discrimination.
February 11, 2016
“We must change our ways or else we perish..." By custom, men in rural Zimbabwe do not involve themselves in family health matters. This often meant that family members did not get tested for HIV and that treatment was delayed or avoided. It also promoted murkiness and stigma about HIV, increasing the risk that a pregnant woman living with the virus would not get the support that she needed to prevent transmitting the virus to her child — who then might not get tested and treated.