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Aids Free Generation

Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will -- a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working.

A Lesson in Health: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

As a seventh-grade teacher at Kopong Primary School in Botswana, Mothusi Joseph Kgomo has many responsibilities. He teaches the children reading, math and science. And on a warm day in October, he became an example of how they can help protect themselves from HIV by undergoing a voluntary medical male circumcision.

AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction

David J. Olson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

In 2010, the United Nations announced that an AIDS-free generation was achievable if we focused on the most disadvantaged communities.

An AIDS-Free Generation

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

Join us in realizing an AIDS-free generation -- a world where women are unburdened by HIV/AIDS and the threat of passing it on to their children. Together we can ensure that women like Unoma get the education and support they need.

Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation and the Millennium Development Goals

Catherine Russell | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Catherine Russell

Violence against women and girls has impeded progress on nearly every MDG. This includes efforts to reach the MDG 6 target of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS--an epidemic that still disproportionally affects women and girls in many countries.

The $22 Million Domino Effect

Deborah Dugan | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

The domino effect can be a truly beautiful thing. But in the case of the AIDS fight, when every domino is a private sector player, we don't want dominos down.

Winning the AIDS Fight; It Takes a Village

Deborah Dugan | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

The African proverb "it takes a village" is often used to describe how the upbringing of a child is the responsibility of the extended family -- a communal effort. And as there is nothing more precious than the life of a child, it's beyond justification that every day 700 babies are needlessly born with HIV. Over the past 32 years, AIDS has killed more than 35 million people, many of them children. So when it comes to looking at what it will take to win the fight to end AIDS, the saying "it takes a village" has never had more meaning.

The Story of Doris

Oliver Barker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Oliver Barker

On our visit to the hospital we met a woman with an extraordinary story named Doris. Undiagnosed for many years, Doris had lost two of her children to HIV. Through Global Fund programs, Doris now receives the medication she needs to lead a healthy, normal life.

Family Planning and HIV: New Evidence That Integration Works

Ward Cates | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

An AIDS-free generation. Eliminating pediatric HIV infections and keeping mothers alive. Providing 120 million more women with more convenient choices of effective contraceptives to avoid unintended pregnancies.

An HIV/AIDS-Free Generation in Africa?

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

With the recent birth of the one millionth HIV-free baby born to an HIV-positive mother, hope for an African generation free from this disease is alive thanks to the remarkable impact of anti-retroviral drugs.

Through PEPFAR Support, One Million Babies Born HIV-free

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

One million babies born HIV-free. This achievement would have been unimaginable ten years ago when the U.S. Congress passed the legislation that created PEPFAR, yet today, we can celebrate this momentous milestone.

Renewing a Global Commitment: Zero Tolerance to Gender-Based Violence

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

As the heads of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we are firmly committed to advancing gender equality and responding to the unique health needs of women and girls.

Running the Anchor Leg

Neil Lowe | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Neil Lowe

Our country and our community need to create an environment where people with HIV can freely disclose our HIV status in a fashion that is appropriate for us and without fear of discrimination, stigma or reprisal.

Sparking Difficult Conversations As We Move Toward An AIDS-Free Generation

Janet Weinberg | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

We have the tools to curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but we continue to stumble in addressing the social and structural determinants that drive new infections. Only by confronting homophobia, racism, sexism and other social inequalities will we be able to fully implement our toolbox.

We Must Act Now To Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation

David Furnish | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
David Furnish

Each of us can do something right now to help end the epidemic. Get tested, and urge your doctor to adopt HIV testing as a standard of care. Encourage others, especially young people, to get tested, too. Speak out for comprehensive sexual health programming in your schools.

Two Prayers on World AIDS Day

Constance Mudenda | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Constance Mudenda

In Lusaka, Zambia, people gather at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus on World AIDS Day for a candlelight service to remember loved ones killed by AIDS. I go to light candles and pray for my three children who died in the nineties, when a diagnosis of HIV here was a death sentence.

Clinton: An AIDS-Free Generation 'Is A Goal That Is Within Our Reach'

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- In an ambitious road map for slashing the global spread of AIDS, the Obama administration says treating people sooner and more rapid exp...

Architecting the End of AIDS

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

History shows when we take action before the peak of disaster, enormous gains can be realized. If more world leaders support a bold plan like the "Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation," we could find ourselves on the flip side of the global disaster of AIDS that much faster.

Making a Whole Lot of Noise on World AIDS Day

Deborah Dugan | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

This World AIDS Day, lets all move together and generate more momentum. We already know that every generation is known for something; lets make this generation the one known for beginning the end of AIDS.

Show Me The 'Get To Zero' Money!

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

What was captivating about the 2012 International AIDS Conference was the vision of an AIDS-free generation that was often invoked. We have the tools to get to "zero new HIV infections," though I am not convinced we have the collective commitment yet. And we definitely don't have the money.

Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos | Posted 11.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

The Obama administration's National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States specifically calls for a focus on the "groups and communities where the most cases of new infections are occurring." These groups are disadvantaged, ethnic minorities.

Seeing the End of AIDS Takes More Than Just Hope

Georgia Arnold | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

Is there truly the political will, the communal will, and the global funding to really change the course of this epidemic to get to where we need to be? While HIV is still not curable, it is treatable and certainly preventable.

AIDS-free Generation? Not Without Women

Serra Sippel | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Serra Sippel

Five years ago, women overtook men as the majority of people in the world living with HIV. They've held on to that majority and started to take over other areas as well.

Beyond Condoms: A Broader Choice for an AIDS-Free Generation

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

All women, including those living with HIV, have a right to decide whether and when to have children, and how many to have. Right now, there are 215 million women who want access to modern contraception but do not have it.

Why AIDS Won't Win

Ashley Judd | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Ashley Judd

The letter, written by a young woman named Limakatso Mokobocko, filled me with hope. It was a testament to why we can create an AIDS-free generation: the power and commitment of youth.