May 1, 2013
Accompanied by officials from EGPAF’s offices in Tanzania, representatives from African mobile communications firm Vodacom visited EGPAF-supported sites in Lindi and Mtwara in April to learn more about the use of SMS technology in the elimination of pediatric AIDS.
April 30, 2013
In an effort to encourage more women to take advantage of pediatric HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s USAID-funded Strengthening TB and AIDS Response in SW Uganda (STAR SW) project, working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), organized a regional pediatric HIV and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) stakeholders’ conference earlier this month at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara in western Uganda.
April 29, 2013
Foundation Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen writes about her most prized achievements: having happy, healthy HIV-negative children and working to create an AIDS-free generation.
April 26, 2013
This week, we’re learning about the challenges of getting men involved in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) efforts, thinking about how antiretroviral medications may affect children’s hearts, reading about global health funding, and finding out more about the fight to eliminate HIV in Mozambique.
April 24, 2013
You’d be hard-pressed to find medical professionals whose work is more celebrated and in the spotlight right now than Deborah Persaud, MD and Katherine Luzuriaga, MD. This year, in recognition of their groundbreaking work on what has been called the “Mississippi baby” study – the first documented case of a functional HIV cure in an infant – the doctors have been named to Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list.
Dr. Persaud is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at The Johns Hopkins University and a 2005 recipient of the Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award (EGSA), while Dr. Luzuriaga is an immunologist at the University of Massachusetts and an EGSA winner from 1997.
April 23, 2013
Students in an epidemiology class at the Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Va. visited EGPAF this past Tuesday to learn more about EGPAF’s work and impact in the battle against pediatric HIV and AIDS.
April 23, 2013
Much of recent media attention on the fight to eliminate HIV has focused on creating a cure for HIV, but there is another side to the research: the hunt for a vaccine to prevent HIV from ever taking hold. To learn more about the challenges and possibilities of an HIV vaccine, we spoke with Nick Hellmann, Executive Vice President for Medical and Scientific Affairs for EGPAF.
April 22, 2013
Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said last week that the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to exert a terrible human toll and undermine development progress.
April 19, 2013
This week, we’re proud of our Ambassadors who are pushing Congress to back an AIDS-Free generation and fighting the stigma of women living with HIV/AIDS, and we’re learning about funding cuts to PEPFAR and Dr. Deborah Persaud making Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people.
April 18, 2013
In the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C., it can be difficult to get important people into one room to discuss one topic. But this morning, American politicians, representatives from international NGOs, and international celebrities gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss a topic that affects millions of people around the world: AIDS.