What We’re Reading: Policies Lead to HIV Prevention

A man in Cote d’Ivoire visits his local health clinic supported by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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This week, we’re reading how global efforts to end HIV/AIDS impact not only the lives of people living with HIV, but also the perception of the United States abroad. U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Debbie Birx discusses her plans for PEPFAR’s future, while a local community health educator tackles HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C.

MSNBC – A World Where No Child is Born with HIV – Anna Squires Levine, president of Born Free, joins Hardball to talk about the fight for a world where no child is born with HIV, and her organization’s effort to create that world.

EGPAF Birx Vows to Continue Practice of Good Public Health, No Matter the Context – U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Debbie Birx shares her vision for PEPFAR’s future in her first statement as the head of the United State’ international AIDS policies.

The Washington PostDoing Well by Doing Good: Foreign Aid Improves Opinions of the U.S. – Recent studies suggest that foreign aid, particularly aid in the global health arena, improves perceptions of the United States in recipient countries, compelling leaders to work in concert toward common goals, such as ending AIDS in Africa.

Science Speaks Experts in Focus: Dr. Laura Guay – EGPAF’s Vice President of Research Laura Guay, M.D., reflects on how HIV/AIDS has defined her career and changed her life.

Child TrendsMapping Family Change and Child Well-Being Outcomes – Check out the most recent statistical map from the World Family Map Project, which monitors family well-being and investigates how family characteristics affect children’s healthy development around the globe.

EGPAF Taking on HIV and AIDS in our Backyard – Nanah Fofanah, a Whitman-Walker Health community health educator, discusses what it’s like to be on the front line of the HIV epidemic in our nation’s capital.