Back to School with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Part 2
It’s back-to-school time for students around the world. This week, we’re giving you a crash course in everything EGPAF – from the ins-and-outs of HIV to the history of the Foundation, from how many children we treat to how campuses are getting involved in the fight to eliminate HIV. Find Part 1 here. Class is in session!
• The Global AIDS Pandemic: Key Facts: How many children are living with HIV right now? How many women have received HIV care and treatment services through U.S.-based programs? How many pregnant women living with HIV get the services they need to prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies? Learn about the current state of the fight to eliminate HIV.
• Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: How many women have received prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)? Find the answers and learn about how PMTCT is central to EGPAF’s fight to eliminate pediatric HIV.
• Women’s History Month: Join Me in Supporting Women and Girls Affected by AIDS: Our friend and 2012 Miss Universe Olivia Culpo wrote this piece about why she’s committed to the battle to save the lives of women affected by HIV and be a part of the creation of an AIDS-free generation.
• Story of Hope: Ryan, USA: When Ryan Darling learned that he was living with HIV; he chose to get involved in the fight to end AIDS and joined Dance Marathon at UCLA. Then he helped start Dance Marathon at the College of the Holy Cross. Read about his incredible journey.
• Take Action: You can take part in our fight to eliminate HIV and help children around the world live healthy, happy lives. Learn how to contact your representatives in Congress to share your support for an AIDS-free generation.
• UP 4 THE FIGHT!: Find out how to join our team and bring your campus together by hosting a Dance Marathon event or taking part in an Alpha Epsilon Phi philanthropy event!
Jane Coaston is Media Relations Coordinator for the Foundation, based in Washington, DC.