Vaccines and Microbicides for HIV

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Several HIV Vaccine Research Trials Are in the Works. Here's What You Should Know.

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2019 falls on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough.

By Sony Salzman

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.

By AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

HIV Vaccines

Get basic information on how vaccines work and answers to many common questions about a vaccine against HIV.

By The Well Project

HIV Vaccines: An Introductory Factsheet

This fact sheet is about research to find preventive vaccines for use by HIV-negative people.

By AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

In the Era of Daily PrEP, Feds May Stop Research Funding Gels, Rings, and Douches for HIV Prevention

The effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis has played a role in diverting U.S. funding from microbicide research.

By Tim Murphy

Microbicides: The Basics

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.

By AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

What Is a Preventive HIV Vaccine?

Key PointsA preventive HIV vaccine is given to people who do not have HIV, with the goal of preventing HIV infection in the future.There are currently no preventive HIV vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but research is un...

By AIDSinfo

HIV Vaccine Shows Over 50% Protection Against Multiple HIV Strains in Initial Animal Testing

A new HIV vaccine candidate has shown over 50% effectiveness in preventing transmission of an HIV-like virus in monkeys, according to a recent animal study.

By Annamarya Scaccia

A Steady Hand of Advocacy in Uncertain Times: HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2017

May 18 marks the 20th anniversary of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. AVAC is celebrating by hosting a series of webinars to discuss key issues in vaccine research and advocacy.

By AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

Microbicides Against HIV

There has been a lot of recent HIV research around microbicide use as a way to prevent HIV transmission, and some results have been promising. If you're unfamiliar with what microbicides are or you're looking to get yourself up to speed on all the fa...

By The Well Project