September 23, 2013
Stephen Crohn, whose natural immunity to HIV helped scientists learn more about the virus, died on August 23. He was 66.
September 20, 2013
This week, we’re learning about new research into a vaccine for HIV, celebrating a sorority’s support for the battle to create an AIDS-free generation, and remembering Elizabeth Glaser.
September 19, 2013
In advance of the United Nationals General Assembly (UNGA), UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University shared their thoughts on the tremendous gains that have been made to reduce pediatric HIV and what it will take to achieve an AIDS-free generation. The authors point out that a new generation of community health workers with specialty training in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and other health services will be key to eliminating pediatric HIV.
September 18, 2013
Today, we celebrate National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Over the years, advances in HIV/AIDS care and treatment has made it possible for people infected with HIV to live long and happy lives.
September 18, 2013
We’ve written before about the hunt for a vaccine to prevent HIV. From scientists finding ways to replicate effective antibody responses to HIV to conferences focused on the challenges of creating a vaccine, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has been a leader in the effort to eliminate HIV through research. Now, new news from Canada is giving researchers and scientists new reasons for hope.
September 17, 2013
In July, we told you about a partnership between the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) to improve pharmacy training programs and offer students the opportunity to gain experience in working with people living with HIV.
September 16, 2013
As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) wants to acknowledge an important UP 4 THE FIGHT partner that has stood by our side since 2000: Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi). As AEPhi sisters themselves, co-founders Elizabeth Glaser and Susie Zeegen would be proud of our partnership with this amazing sisterly organization.
September 13, 2013
This week, we’re reading about getting the resources needed to treat children living with HIV, thinking about why HIV treatment can fail, and celebrating 10 years of work in Tanzania.
September 13, 2013
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), with support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), hosted a handover ceremony to recognize the donation of essential medical supplies and furniture to 85 health facilities across seven districts in Malawi. The contribution of these provisions is one component of a five-year service delivery, quality improvement, and health systems strengthening project led by EGPAF. The project supports HIV services along with key health care offerings, such as maternal and child health services.
September 12, 2013
On August 6 and 7, the Swaziland Ministry of Health (MOH) teamed-up with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and ViiV Healthcare to host the first-ever National Conference on Pediatric HIV in Swaziland. More than 150 delegates from key partner organizations such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), MSF Swaziland, Baylor International Pediatric HIV Initiative (BIPAI), and UNICEF attended the conference along with representatives from Swaziland’s Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office, and local community activists.. The goal was to review Swaziland’s Pediatric HIV programs to identify both areas of success and current challenges to improve pediatric HIV/AIDS services at the facility and community level.