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.
April 18, 2013
Grammy award-winning singer and HIV/AIDS activist Alicia Keys hosted a webcast Monday to unveil the result of her new partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation – the Empowered Campaign.
April 17, 2013
As the largest telecommunications union in the world, we know that there is significant strength and power in the ability to raise our voices together, and we are proud to be able to use our influence to raise funds and build awareness for the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is the Charity of Choice of the Communications Workers of America Union.
April 15, 2013
EGPAF Ambassador Cristina Pena is taking part in a new project with musical artist Alicia Keys and the organization Greater Than AIDS. The Empowered Campaign is focused on speaking to women and girls about HIV – one in four people living with HIV in the United States is female. Cristina is dedicated to working for women and girls and encouraging education, prevention, and treatment efforts.
April 12, 2013
This week, we’re learning about global approaches to funding to fight HIV/AIDS, and reading about a global health meeting on Capitol Hill.
April 11, 2013
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) welcomes Pres. Barack Obama’s newly released budget, but is concerned that funding levels for global HIV/AIDS do not match longtime U.S. political commitments to ending the AIDS epidemic.
April 10, 2013
Thandi Hall and her family are on the adventure of a lifetime, bicycling from Pemba, Mozambique to Paris, France to raise money for EGPAF. Over the next nine months, Thandi, a native of South Africa, will be sharing stories and photos from the trip.
April 9, 2013
Global health advocates gathered on Monday at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill to mark the release of a new briefing on the status of the United States’ global health efforts. Titled “Global Health – Investing In Our Future” and hosted by InterAction, the presentation showed the unity of the global health community and indicated that the U.S. government’s investments in global health have paid considerable dividends.
April 5, 2013
This week, we’re learning about how Zambia is fighting HIV, reading about how prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV efforts are succeeding across southern Africa, finding out more about HIV funding changes for 2013, and thinking about how Elizabeth Glaser’s doctor has fought for people living with HIV for 30 years.
April 5, 2013
In June 1981, a young doctor named Dr. Michael Gottlieb published an article written with several colleagues in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.” The article noted the emergence of pneumocystis pneumonia among gay men in the Los Angeles area. Little did Dr. Gottlieb know at the time that these cases were the first identified instances of what would become known as AIDS.