Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

While a baby in Mississippi proves what science can do, just a third of HIV-infected children get the treatment they need, leading to question: What will it take?

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Can pediatric AIDS end with numbers still uncounted? What has to happen to propel the progress of two and a half decades of confronting HIV in children to the success of no child contracting the virus, getting sick with AIDS, and no child dying from the disease? That was the question posed to a panel […]

Targeting the pediatric HIV treatment gap, speeding drug development, imagining a world of equitable treatment access, the Medicines Patent Pool aims for breakthroughs

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An event last week launching the Pediatric treatment Initiative “to get kids the medicines they need,” included the news of a commitment to double the number of children on treatment with support from the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief within the next two years. With a continued gap that sees an estimated two million […]

A PEPFAR transition that works? An international HIV responder supports its local replacements and sees promise, opportunities

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As the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS began its shift from emergency to sustainable response in 2009, international organizations supplying life-saving programs faced a daunting deadline. In three years, according to the plan, groups like the U.S.-based Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which by then had provided HIV testing and counseling to two and a […]

AIDS among children, teenagers a “Hidden Epidemic”

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Elizabeth Chester held up a picture of half a dozen large pills – the daily treatment regimen for a child infected with HIV. She then held up a picture of the child, showing that a child no more than three years old has to do what an adult would have difficulty doing, swallowing down pill […]

Pediatric AIDS prevention trial that helped pave way for vision of AIDS-free generation is part of pioneering researcher’s story

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This article originally appeared on the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation blog Experts in Focus: Dr. Laura Guay By Chelsea Bailey | April 15, 2014 “When it comes to your career, I tell people, ‘you just don’t know.’ Something could come along and change your life, and for me, this was it.” -Laura Guay, M.D. […]

Groups seek recognition of global health response “secret weapon”

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When people talk about the how life-saving medicine finally made it to poor countries, how tuberculosis patients far from clinics finished grueling treatment courses, and how 50 million or so newborns made it past infancy over the last 20 years because their mothers, and they, got the treatment they needed, the talk is often of […]