When HIV Positive Mothers Speak: Preventing HIV in Infants

This post was originally published on the Gates Foundation’s blog, Impatient Optimists. “After I lost Nomthunzi, my life was never the same again. I cried for a long time.” Despite the grief of losing her husband and baby, Nomthunzi, to AIDS, Florence Ngobeni-Allen pressed on and became an ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) to educate women about the importance of HIV testing … Continue reading When HIV Positive Mothers Speak: Preventing HIV in Infants

UNAIDS Hosts First Google+ Hangout

Today, UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, held their first Google+ hangout with UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, global ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Florence Ngobeni, and HIV/AIDS activist and singer Annie Lennox. With World AIDS Day quickly approaching on Saturday there are many conversations about HIV/AIDS and what needs to be done in order to completely create an AIDS-free generation. You can … Continue reading UNAIDS Hosts First Google+ Hangout

Join the EGPAF Google+ Hangout Tomorrow

Every single day, 1,000 mothers — some unaware they carry HIV — transfer the virus to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Without treatment, 50 percent of HIV-positive infants will die before their second birthdays. As global leaders, researchers and activists descend upon Washington, DC for the International AIDS Conference, we must ask: What are the challenges HIV-positive mothers face in having HIV-negative children … Continue reading Join the EGPAF Google+ Hangout Tomorrow

Ask Congress to make a mother’s fight their fight!

Every single day, 1,000 mothers — some unaware they carry HIV — transfer the virus to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Without treatment, 50 percent of HIV-positive infants will die before their second birthdays. With your help, we can eliminate pediatric AIDS, and protect mothers and babies worldwide. Lawmakers face many tough budget choices this year, but continuing to fund global HIV/AIDS programs … Continue reading Ask Congress to make a mother’s fight their fight!

New Partner Announcement: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

We are so excited to announce a partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation! Founded in 1988, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a worldwide leader in the fight to end pediatric AIDS. The organization works in 15 countries to implement lifesaving HIV programs, to advance pediatric AIDS research, and to advocate on behalf of those affected by HIV/AIDS. Today, because the work of the … Continue reading New Partner Announcement: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation