September 4, 2012
To help address the needs of people ages 10-24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is working to develop international guidance for the treatment of HIV in adolescents. The group is looking for input from a number of stakeholders, including the most important group – young people living with HIV. To learn more about what youth need, WHO has created an online survey for youth from the ages of 10-24 living with HIV.
August 27, 2012
Florence Chessa is a nurse fighting against HIV both professionally and personally. Learn about her inspiring and incredible story and how she is helping to improve the delivery of care and treatment services and reduce stigma against health care workers living with HIV.
August 23, 2012
Joanna Robinson has worked for the Foundation for longer than her two children have been alive, but she still gets looks of confusion when she tries to explain to them she is traveling to Africa for work.
Recently, the preschool her children attend in Victoria, British Columbia embarked on a project that would clear up a little of that confusion: they decided to collect toys and art supplies to deliver to EGPAF-supported play centers in Zimbabwe, a country halfway around the world that none of them knew anything about.
August 17, 2012
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is the largest federal government program designed to designed to provide care, treatment and various support services to individuals affected by HIV and AIDS in the United States.
Next year, the Ryan White CARE Act—the legislation that authorizes funding for the various Ryan White Programs—is up for Congressional reauthorization (or renewal).
August 8, 2012
EGPAF and other key PEPFAR partners in Lesotho were recently invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator; Selloane Qhobela, principal secretary at the Lesotho Ministry of Social Development; and Nkhala Sefako, national coordinator for the Global Fund in Lesotho. Accompanying Ambassador Goosby was Deborah Von Zinkernagel, principal deputy global AIDS coordinator.
August 6, 2012
Brett spent the first two-and-a-half months of his life in the hospital with a heart complication, receiving 35 blood transfusions from 12 donors. In 1987, he tested positive for HIV. He passed away at the age of 27, but not before he got his driver’s license, ran with the Olympic Torch before the Atlanta games, graduated from high school, bought his first car, swam with dolphins, lived on his own, and much more. In this incredible post, Brett’s mom, Marty Mitchell, explains how Brett became an advocate for kids living with HIV, and led a life that defied all odds.
August 1, 2012
Today is the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week. According to UNAIDS, this week is designated to pay tribute to the power of breastfeeding in aiding the health of babies and toddlers.
Earlier this week at the AIDS 2012 conference, EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen was asked to speak at a special breakfast on Capitol Hill hosted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Congresswomen Kay Granger (R-TX) and Nita Lowey (D-NY). Watch the video inside!
July 26, 2012
There is a lot of buzz for point-of-care at the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington, as testing and diagnostic efforts increasingly move closer to patients. Point-of-care testing is defined as medical testing at or near the site of patient care, driven by the desire to bring the test to the patient conveniently and immediately.
July 25, 2012
On Monday, EGPAF Vice President of Program Innovation and Policy Dr. RJ Simonds and EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen joined Voice of America’s Linord Moudou to talk about the International AIDS Conference and the state of the fight against HIV/AIDS.