Member of REACH LA, a past recipient of ETAF funding from Macy’s Fashion Pass campaign, show their support for this year’s campaign over the summer. ETAF’s grant to REACH LA helped provide free HIV testing and counseling, linkages to medical care and treatment, and patient support services to African American gay youth and young adults who are at the highest risk for HIV/AIDS, or who are HIV-positive.
Organizers are thrilled to announce The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) as Presenting Sponsor for AIDSWatch 2017. AIDSWatch, March 27-28, 2017, brings hundreds of advocates to Washington, D.C. from across the country to educate Congress about the policies and resources needed to end the HIV epidemic. Registration opened on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2016 at http://www.aidsunited.org/AIDSWatch.
Elizabeth Taylor became a powerful advocate at a time when little was known about HIV and the public’s hearts and minds were closed to those living with and affected by the virus. An unwavering ally to people living with HIV, Ms. Taylor relentlessly fought HIV-related stigma by sparking conversations about HIV on Capitol Hill and at the dinner table, ultimately imploring our nation’s leaders to understand the human side of the burgeoning epidemic. Elizabeth Taylor’s advocacy kick started a robust national response, including the passage of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and the founding of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). amfAR has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for AIDS research while the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program remains the country’s largest domestic HIV care and treatment program.
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) today announced a $4 million, two-year partnership to accelerate progress toward controlling the AIDS epidemic through innovative strategies to reach men aged 25-40 with HIV prevention and treatment services in Malawi.
The partnership will focus on supporting the 90/90/90 UNAIDS treatment targets by working with HIV service delivery organizations on pioneering approaches in HIV testing, treatment, and linkages to care for males in Malawi. In Malawi and many other countries, data show that men often access HIV testing at far lower rates than do women. As a result, men living with HIV often enter care with more advanced disease, are less likely to receive lifesaving ART, miss opportunities to prevent ongoing transmission, and have higher AIDS-related mortality than their female counterparts.
To honor Elizabeth Taylor’s legacy as a true humanitarian, ETAF periodically recognizes outspoken individuals making extraordinary contributions to the fight against AIDS. We cannot think of anyone more deserving of this tribute than our Ambassador and our friend, Whoopi Goldberg. Today on The View, four of Elizabeth Taylor's grandchildren surprised Whoopi with the award live on the show.
Panelists at an Wednesday night SAG-AFTRA / Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation event emphasized that Hollywood needs to tell stories that speak to the continuing epidemic of HIV/AIDS — which today is disproportionately, though not at all exclusively, African-American.
“Where are the movies about Alvin Ailey?” asked actor/writer Tarell Alvin McCraney of awards contender Moonlight, referencing the famed dancer and choreographer who died of AIDS in 1989. “The stories are there, but they don’t make it to where people see them.”
For McCraney, the issue is personal, among other reasons because his mother was diagnosed as HIV-positive when he was 13.
Refinery29 By Laela Wilding / Naomi Wilding December 1, 2016 Laela and Naomi Wilding are sisters and granddaughters of the legendary actress and humanitarian Elizabeth...
Half a dozen prominent HIV/AIDS activists asserted Wednesday night at SAG-AFTRA’s Los Angeles headquarters that American society has to break down more barriers to deal effectively with the disease after more than three decades.
“We have to have a culture of healing which we do not have now,” said Tarell Alvin McCraney, writer of the story that serves as the basis for awards contender “Moonlight,” titled “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.”
McCraney’s mother died of AIDS, a decade after being diagnosed when he was 13. “I remember the first time I cried was when I saw ‘Forrest Gump’ and saw Jenny die and related that to my mother dying,” he added.
Panelists assembled at SAG-AFTRA’s headquarters on the eve of World AIDS Day heaped praise on Hollywood for its early and continuing efforts to educate the world about the deadly disease, but they all agreed that the industry can and should do more – especially when it comes to reaching African Americans.
“The entertainment industry played a huge role at the beginning of the epidemic, and I believe it can play a huge role in ending it,” said Dr. Michael Gottlieb, who in 1981 became the first physician to describe the new disease that would later become known as AIDS.
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