June 14, 2013
It’s wedding season in Zanzibar, Tanzania and as brides and grooms throughout the country prepare to tie the knot, health officials are launching an advertising campaign encouraging couples to know their status before they wed.
June 13, 2013
After taking trips to Senegal and South Africa from June 26 to July 3, President Barack Obama and his family will visit Tanzania during Obama’s second trip to sub-Saharan Africa as President.
June 13, 2013
Earlier this year, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluated the impact and performance of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The renowned 20-person evaluation committee, including Cathy Wilfert of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), spent nearly two years (2010-2012) evaluating the program via country visits, direct interviews with key stakeholders at the country and global levels, document reviews, and data analysis.
June 12, 2013
For the past 10 years, Rwanda has made significant achievements in scaling up its health system to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic and maternal and child mortality. As the Rwanda Country Officer for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Lior Miller has witnessed many of these transformations firsthand. While Rwanda is often cited as a success story for infectious diseases – deaths from tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS dropped by 80 percent in the past decade – not enough people know about the remarkable improvements in reducing the country’s high malnutrition rate.
June 12, 2013
June 5, 2013 marked 32 years since the first reported case of the disease that would go on to be known as AIDS. To commemorate the date, Kergan Edwards-Stout, author of the novel Songs for the New Depression, about one man's battle with AIDS, reached out to 32 activists to find out HIV/AIDS have affected their lives.
June 11, 2013
Beginning in July, Tanzania will face a stock out of Tenofovir, a key HIV medication, meaning that HIV-positive Tanzanians taking Tenofovir will not have access to their HIV medication until more supplies arrive. An emergency shipment is expected between mid-and late August, but a full shipment could be unavailable for up to six months.
June 10, 2013
My mom was a fighter. When she, my sister Ariel, and I were diagnosed with HIV in the early 80s, my mother soon discovered that that there were virtually no treatment options available for children living with HIV. But she refused to back down. When Ariel lost her battle with AIDS in 1988, my mom gathered together her closest friends and founded the Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She traveled from hospitals to Capitol Hill, from Hollywood to the Oval Office, demanding that children have access to HIV treatments that could save their lives and that researchers focus their attention on the smallest victims of AIDS: children.
June 7, 2013
This week, we’re celebrating the success of “A Time for Heroes,” thanking Jeweler’s for Children for their years of generous support, learning about the importance of male involvement in preventing HIV/AIDS transmission, and sharing a new photo exhibit opening in New York City.
June 7, 2013
Today, the New York Historical Society Museum and Library will display a stunning photo exhibit called AIDS in New York: The First Five Years. Curator Jean Ashton explores the impact of the epidemic on life, public health, medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and across the nation. Drawing from the archives of the New York Public Library, New York University, and the National Archive of LGBT History, the show will use posters, photographs, and artifacts to tell the story of the early years of AIDS in New York.
June 6, 2013
It is a very busy time in Geneva right now, with the recent conclusion of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the start of the United Nations (UN) 23rd session of the Human Rights Council, and buzz about possible peace talks to regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria to be hosted here in the coming weeks.