Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates World AIDS Day 2013

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Celebrates World AIDS Day 2013
Offices in the United States, Europe, and Africa will host events to commemorate World AIDS Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.—November 25, 2013- The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will today begin commemorative events to celebrate World AIDS Day, which will take place on December 1, 2013. EGPAF offices in the United States, Europe, and Africa will host a variety of awareness and fundraising activities to celebrate efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS worldwide. Activities include:

“The variety of EGPAF-global events and activities to commemorate World AIDS 2013 shows how we are reaching mothers, children, and families worldwide,” said Charles Lyons, EGPAF president and CEO. “Each day more than 700 babies are born HIV-positive and without treatment 80 percent of these children will die before their fifth birthday. EGPAF provides millions of women and their families with access to medications to prevent the transmission of HIV. We will not rest until we see the end of pediatric HIV.”

Join EGPAF this World AIDS Day as we get closer than ever before to achieving an AIDS-free generation.

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About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) EGPAF is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, and has reached more than 17 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently supports more than 6,800 sites in 15 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, visit www.pedaids.org.