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December 1, 2016 — News

World AIDS Day Message

With CWA’s help, EGPAF has made incredible progress. Since the inception of EGPAF’s work in Africa, EGPAF has reached over 25 million women with lifesaving services.

April 10, 2015 — News

Until No Child Has AIDS

Over 500 children die from AIDS every day because they lack access to the treatments necessary to keep them alive and thriving.

December 24, 2014 — News

Deepest Thanks and Warm Holiday Greetings from EGPAF

As you celebrate the holidays with friends and family this season, please know that the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is grateful for your on-going leadership and looks forward to continuing to tackle these issues together in 2015—untll no child has AIDS.

December 9, 2014 — News

30 Years Later: A Visit to EGPAF Kenya's Ariel House

EGPAF
What started more than 25 years ago around my family?s kitchen table in Santa Monica, CA has spread across the world delivering the gift of life to so many women, children, and families infected and impacted by HIV/AIDS. This, my first time visiting Kenya with EGPAF, was an opportunity I?d been looking forward to for a long time.

October 27, 2014 — News

Putting children at the centre of the end of aids

The Lancet, Global Health Blog
The failure of the global community to adequately address and prioritise paediatric HIV treatment makes the global goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 effective impossible.

August 12, 2014 — News

EGPAF Statement Regarding the Launch of the ACT Initiative

EGPAF
Read the statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation regarding the launch of the Accelerating Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment Initiative (ACT).

June 30, 2014 — News

EGPAF Events in Washington DC - June, 2014

Last week, EGPAF hosted two successful events here in Washington, DC and I wanted to share some details and highlights with you.

November 5, 2013 — News

When You Speak out for an AIDS-free Generation, Congress Listens

EGPAF
We put forward a call to action to our supporters in the United States? contact your senators and ask that they support the U.S. global HIV/AIDS response -- and you answered, overwhelmingly. Thousands of letters were sent to Capitol Hill expressing the critical importance of the U.S. President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program-- with constituents urging their senators to become leaders on global HIV/AIDS issues.

November 5, 2013 — News

"Blood Brother:" A Moving Portrayal of the Fight to End Pediatric HIV/AIDS

EGPAF
Stories of hope and inspiration reach us from all around the world, and while no two are exactly alike, few are as powerful as the story depicted in the documentary "Blood Brother." This film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, and was recently reviewed as a "Critic's Pick" in The New York Times.

August 8, 2013 — News

Story of Hope: Ryan, USA

EGPAF
Ryan Darling is a young man in the United States living with HIV. After getting involved in Dance Marathon while attending UCLA, he helped to start Dance Marathon at the College of the Holy Cross. He shares his inspirational story of how Dance Marathon and EGPAF changed his life.

August 5, 2013 — News

A Deep Scar in My Heart

International Reporting Project
They say people come and go in our lives, but when she left us, it left a deep scar in my heart. Your memory will live on forever, my dearest sister. Rest in peace.

July 26, 2013 — News

Partners Working Together Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

EGPAF
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation has been committed to the fight to eliminate pediatric HIV for 25 years. In honor of this landmark, EGPAF is partnering with ONE, an organization inspiring others to take action against extreme poverty around the world. Together, we hope to increase awareness around EGPAF's lifesaving work and the global fight against pediatric AIDS.

July 26, 2013 — News

Anthony Fauci: An AIDS-free generation is closer than we might think

The Washington Post
Because of the extraordinary progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, we can now consider a question that just a few years ago seemed far-fetched. No longer is it whether we can achieve an AIDS-free generation. Now, the question is: How long will it take and will it be sustained?

July 24, 2013 — News

2013 - Let's Make It Happen!!

2013 has been a busy year for CWA and our work supporting EGPAF from coast to coast.

July 23, 2013 — News

The HIV Care Continuum Initiative: The Next Step of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

The Huffington Post
Three years ago, President Obama announced an historic comprehensive plan to help turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in the United States: the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Strategy has given a new sense of direction, and purpose in our fight against HIV and AIDS.

July 23, 2013 — News

Obama orders stepped up effort against US HIV/AIDS epidemic

Reuters
After fresh criticism of his record on combating HIV/AIDS, President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a stepped up effort to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States.

May 31, 2013 — News

Jamar Rogers: Doing MOre for OThers

EGPAF
Jamar Rogers, from the second season of "The Voice," always makes time for one of his most important causes: children living with HIV.

May 10, 2013 — News

What We're Reading: The Chase for a Cure, EGPAF in Malawi, and Treatments for Children

EGPAF
This week, we?re reading about why one New York Times writer says the word ?cure? is still premature when discussing HIV, thinking about how working for EGPAF in Malawi has benefitted a Global Health Corps Fellow, and learning about a recent study that argues an infrequently used treatment regimen might be more effective than current practices for treating pediatric HIV.

April 18, 2013 — News

We did it! ONE members help rekindle Obama's love for The Global Fund

One
President Obama's 2014 budget helps sustain America's leadership role in supporting The Global Fund's lifesaving work on AIDS, TB, and malaria.

April 8, 2013 — News

For Elizabeth Glaser's Doctor, A Lifetime of Dedication

EGPAF
In June 1981, a young doctor named Dr. Michael Gottlieb published an article written with several colleagues in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) ?Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.? The article noted the emergence of pneumocystis pneumonia among gay men in the Los Angeles area. Little did Dr. Gottlieb know at the time that these cases were the first identified instances of what would become known as AIDS.

April 8, 2013 — News

AIDS Research Creates Hope and Saves Lives

EGPAF/>Ben Banks, Ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, has spoken at CWA's Convention.

March 22, 2013 — News

Janice and Melissa: Inspiring Commitment

EGPAF
Recently, Ambassador Janice McCall sat down with her mom, Melissa, to share their own unique stories of living with HIV. In candid letters to their younger selves, Janice and Melissa wrote of the terror and desperation they felt in the first days, and even years, after their diagnoses.

March 22, 2013 — News

Even In Our Midst: Drawing Parallels Between Rural Africa and Upstate New York

EGPAF
On February 26, 2013, EGPAF's Senior Director of Country Management and Support, Dr. Stephen Lee delivered a lecture on the challenges involved in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in rural settings to more than 150 students at State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam.

March 20, 2013 — News

Global Champions of a Mother's Fight Awards

On February 20, 2013 the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation held a Global Champions of a Mother's Fight Awards Dinner. The Foundation has been CWA's Charity of Choice for over 20 years and Locals have donated more than $7 million to the Foundation.