Elizabeth Glaser’s Son Jake on Her Mission and Having Kids

The Hollywood Reporter | October 20, 2014

By Chris Gardner

Jake, who has been HIV-positive his entire life, opens up about safe sex, his health and his efforts to continue the cause she supported.

There are a string of milestones circling the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

On Oct. 19, EGPAF hosted its annual "A Time for Heroes" family festival, marking the 25th time the organization has put on the kid-friendly party, which has raised nearly $35 million to support the cause. Founder Elizabeth Glaser’s son Jake, who has been HIV-positive his entire life, will celebrate his 30th birthday Oct. 25. And on Dec. 3, it will have been 20 years since the death of Elizabeth, who created the foundation in 1988 after losing her daughter, Ariel, to complications from AIDS. (Elizabeth contracted HIV through a blood transfusion and unknowingly passed the virus to both Ariel and Jake.)

Jake was among the attendees at Sunday’s Heroes event, which also drew a slew of industry guests and celebs including Julie Bowen, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Judy Greer, Jeff Probst, Henry Winkler, Denise Richards, Pete Wentz, Neal McDonough, Jaime Pressly and others. Jake talked to The Hollywood Reporter during the Heroes bash about his mother, her mission and his own desire to start a family.


Read the full interview, at The Hollywood Reporter.