What We’re Reading: Renewing Our Commitment to Elimination

On Nov. 19, Congress passed the PEPFAR Stewardship and Ovesight Act of 2013, reaffirming the U.S. government’s leadership in the fight against the AIDS pandemic.

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This week, we’re applauding the United States Congress for recommitting to the fight to eliminate HIV/AIDS worldwide. On Nov. 19, Congress passed the PEPFAR Stewardship and Ovesight Act of 2013, reaffirming the U.S. government’s leadership in the fight against the AIDS pandemic. We’re reading about the global reaction, as well as thoughts on how we can continue to build momentum toward elimination. 

EGPAF --  Connected: 25 Years Fighting for Mothers, Children, and Families -- This November, as we begin the celebration of our 25th anniversary, join us as we launch a new story series titled, Connected: 25 Years Fighting for Mothers, Children, and Families. Be sure to watch this video message from Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) President and Chief Executive Officer Chip Lyons.

POZ.COMA Mother’s Love – POZ Magazine profiles EGPAF Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen in its annual issue commemorating World AIDS Day. Florence shares the best advice she’s ever received: “Don’t give into fear.”

Politico Two Steps Obama can Take to Defeat AIDS – In this opinion piece for Politico, Archbishop Desmond Tutu argues that an AIDS-free generation will only be possible if we dramatically increase access to HIV/AIDS care and treatment for the world’s most vulnerable. He also makes a case for replenishing both the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEFPAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The GuardianHIV and AIDS: Record Numbers In Poorer Countries Receive Treatment – Although record numbers of people in resource-limited countries are now receiving antiretroviral treatment, there have been “persistent gaps in treatment for children,” according to a report released by UNAIDS on Wednesday.