AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention
AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention was founded in December 1995 to advocate for the development of a safe, effective, and accessible HIV vaccine. It seeks to promote increased funding and investment in HIV vaccine research by government agencies, private industry and non-governmental organizations; to identify barriers to the development of a vaccine; and to increase public awareness about the need for a well funded, coordinated HIV vaccine research program. It seeks to promote increased HIV vaccine advocacy efforts by community-based organizations and increased awareness about HIV vaccine development among AIDS-affected communities. It is committed to the principle that funds for HIV vaccine research are not to be taken from basic HIV research, drug development or prevention efforts.
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"Every member of the AVAC team in Madrid was moved and motivated by the Madrid conference," AVAC writes. "We know the work is not easy, nor is the world."
"As this HIVR4P conference enters its final day," AVAC writes, "we feel like it's safe to say that this conference heralded an energized, nuanced commitment to choice."
Prevention Research Funding Report 2017: Investment Slows and Continues to Concentrate in a Few Funders!
A new report issued at this year's HIVR4P conference states that flat and/or reduced funding for HIV/AIDS and other global health issues threatens to roll back progress worldwide.
"In this first of a series of updates from the conference, we bring you a set of session updates, and this overall observation: #believewomen has no borders."
This fact sheet is about research to find preventive vaccines for use by HIV-negative people.
Real Women Don't Look Like Models: What the Latest Paper on Hormonal Contraception and HIV Risk Leaves Out
While there are modeling studies that look at lives saved versus lost because of these contraception methods, advocates are calling far and wide for better choices.
What is medical male circumcision and why is it a key part of combination HIV prevention? This fact sheet answers these questions and more.
What are microbicides, why do we need them, and what is the status of current microbicide research? This fact sheet answers those questions and more.
What does the term "AIDS cure" mean? What types of cure strategies are being investigated today? This fact sheet provides basic information on HIV cure research.