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5-Dec-2013

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Contact: Racine Tucker-Hamilton
rtuckerhamilton@pedaids.org
202-492-2541
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Pediatric HIV/AIDS experts to present at 17th Int'l Conference on AIDS and STI's in Africa

Experts from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation are available for comments and media interviews

WHAT: The 17th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA)

Experts from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will give oral presentations, moderate conference events, and exhibit a variety of educational posters and abstracts. Key dates:

Monday, Dec. 9 2013, 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.: When Children Need HIV Treatment Beyond First-Line: How Can We All Respond?

Tuesday, Dec. 10 2013, 12 p.m.: Launch of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Guidelines on HIV Testing and Counseling and Care and Treatment in Adolescents

EGPAF experts will also be available for media questions and public comments on any breaking news and research presented at the conference related to these topics:

Daily updates and a full list of presentations and poster sessions featuring EGPAF staff are available here.

WHEN: Dec. 7-11, 2013

WHERE: Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC)
Convention Square
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town, South Africa

WHO: Experts from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), including:

WHY: Held every two years, ICASA is the largest International HIV/AIDS conference to take place in Africa. EGPAF experts will be able to offer perspectives on progress toward achieving an AIDS-free generation and on breaking news related to efforts to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS infections worldwide.

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CONTACT: To schedule an interview in-person or via phone with the experts listed above or any of EGPAF's conference presenters, please contact Racine Tucker Hamilton at rtuckerhamilton@pedaids.org or +1 202-492-2541, or Eric Kilongi at ekilongi@pedaids.org or +254 735-702-701.

About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF):

EGPAF is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS and has reached more than 17 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently works at more than 6,800 sites and in 15 countries to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.pedaids.org.



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