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Pediatric Aids

Twenty-five Years of Lifesaving Partnerships

Chip Lyons | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Chip Lyons

We were gathered with partners and supporters to reflect upon progress that we have made toward our mission of ending AIDS in children.

Reaching Our 20 Millionth Woman

Chip Lyons | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Chip Lyons

Credit: Nigel Barker One ordinary day this spring, in one of the countries supported by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPA...

An Open Letter to Ambassador Deborah Birx: Pediatric AIDS Treatment Targets Must be Prioritized

Chip Lyons | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Chip Lyons

One of the most powerful testaments to the United States' commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic has been its efforts around children.

My Children, My Hope

Florence Ngobeni-Allen | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Florence Ngobeni-Allen

After her daughter lost her battle with AIDS, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Ambassador Florence Ngobeni-Allen says she had to learn to ac...

Setting the Stage for an HIV Cure

Chip Lyons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Chip Lyons

Cure research is an essential step to keeping HIV positive children alive. It is imperative that children be included in the early stages of cure research and development, as we would not want to repeat the mistakes of the past by delaying the availability of a cure for children.

In Kenya: Making Elimination of Pediatric AIDS Real

Chip Lyons | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Chip Lyons

Ending new HIV infections among children is now not just a dream, but a reality. Governments around the world are finding innovative ways to reach this goal.

Anna Almendrala

'The Voice' Star Calls Out Obama For HIV/AIDS Funding Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.03.2013 | Los Angeles

Twenty-five years later, the story of one Los Angeles mother's fight to save her son from an AIDS-related death still resonates with Hollywood familie...

1,000 Days to Save Millions of Lives

Sharon K. D’Agostino | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Sharon K. D’Agostino

A worldwide 1,000-day countdown begins today and has the potential to accelerate efforts to save and improve millions of lives by the end of 2015.

Anna Almendrala

LA Played A Major Role In Mississippi Baby's HIV 'Cure'

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.05.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- When doctors announced that a Mississippi toddler born with HIV was functionally cured, the news sent shockwaves around the globe. ...

The Beginning of the End of AIDS

Chip Lyons | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Chip Lyons

Ending AIDS starts with stopping the transmission of pediatric AIDS. We know this because we have done so, here in the United States and in much of Europe, and Asia. But we're not there yet.

My Story -- Part 3: The Greatest Gift

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

In her final blog, Nozi shares her joy by introducing the best gift she could ever receive this holiday season -- a beautiful baby daughter.

My Story -- Part 2: Miracle Meets Tragedy

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

With the information and support she received from m2m Mentor Mothers, Nozi was able to prevent transmission of the HIV virus to her child and give birth to a healthy baby boy.

My Story -- Part 1: Coming to Terms With HIV Diagnosis

Nozi Samela | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Nozi Samela

During this holiday season, mothers2mothers (m2m) -- an NGO that works to eliminate pediatric AIDS and keep HIV-positive mothers alive in sub-Saharan Africa -- shares the story of someone who is very special to them in three video blogs.

Robin Smalley: Turning Personal Loss Into Global Gain

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Harriet Cabelly

"What a gift I was given -- to find the passion of my life at 48 years old when I'd had a successful career."

Making a Campaign Commitment to an AIDS-Free Generation

Chip Lyons | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

There is optimism among global health leaders that we are seeing the beginning of the end of AIDS. But we won't get there without the public support that comes from knowing it is within our grasp -- and the political will to make it happen.

After Personal Tragedy, She Found Happiness Helping Moms Save Babies

Huff/Post50 | Laura Rowley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Fifty

"I learned from this experience that when you are unutterably sad, the [best] thing you can do is do something for someone else."

A Stranger in a Strange Land

Tlalane Phofoli | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Tlalane Phofoli

On my way to our tiny airport in Maseru, I couldn't believe that in just a couple of days I would be speaking at a press conference in Washington, D.C. I am 37 years-old and I was finally fulfilling my lifelong dream of traveling to America.

Why I Joined a Mother's Fight to End Pediatric AIDS

Wendy Davis | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Wendy Davis

HIV and children is still very much an issue we need to pay attention to. And as a generation of HIV-positive children grows into adolescence and adulthood, they still have a lot to teach us.

A Mother's Heartbreaking Story About Pediatric AIDS

Suzan Stirling | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Suzan Stirling

I'll never forget the phone call that saved my children's lives. It was a new doctor. She was quick to the point. She said, "Something in your son's blood work warrants an AIDS test. I suggest your whole family be tested."

Dancing the Day (And Night) Away to Fight Pediatric HIV/AIDS

Lesley Girkins | Posted 04.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Lesley Girkins

At the end of the night, everyone was more educated about the cause, and felt inspired to stay involved with the fight against pediatric AIDS. Involvement of this magnitude proves that this community cares.

Dancing for an AIDS-Free Generation

Josephine Nabukenya | Posted 04.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Josephine Nabukenya

My participation in the Dance Marathon at UCLA was life-changing. In a room full of American students my age, I was able to see that regardless of where we come from, we are all passionate about saving lives.

The Trees That Grow Become the Forest

Shayne Moore | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Shayne Moore

We have the technology, the medicine, and the resources to have a generation born HIV-free -- we can work together to see the beginning of the end of AIDS by 2015.

What Children Can Teach Us About HIV

Chip Lyons | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Chip Lyons

The news that a 13-year-old-boy has been banned from attending a school in Pennsylvania because he is HIV-positive brought back a flood of memories from an earlier and darker time in the history of the AIDS pandemic.

Getting to Zero: Mothers Leading the Way to End Pediatric AIDS

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Anu Gupta

As employees of mothers2mothers, mothers living with HIV are trained to educate and support newly-diagnosed pregnant women -- to help them stay healthy and take the necessary steps to avoid transmitting HIV to their babies.

A World Where No Child Is Born With HIV

Anu Gupta | Posted 08.13.2011 | Impact
Anu Gupta

A baby is born with HIV every 90 seconds and half of all children with the virus die before age 2. This is simply unacceptable, especially when we have the knowledge and ability for every mother with HIV to have a healthy baby.