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  • Real choices in healthcare are fundamental. They empower individuals, advance equity across healthcare systems and transcend healthcare altogether, fostering community resilience. But choice depends on commitment, requires investment and needs champions. At AVAC, we are thinking intensely about how to be a champion for choice. Wherever our work takes us. Here’s what’s top of mind today.

    July 8, 2022
  • For more than a decade, AVAC and partners have been leading Media Science Cafés, a program connecting journalists, researchers and advocates to help expand and deepen accurate reporting of HIV science. The program began in Uganda, when a group of journalists were looking for ways to connect with research and better understand both the science of HIV and its impact on their communities.

    June 22, 2022
  • Malawi was listed as one of the six locations that have made remarkable progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic in a recent report produced by amfAR, AVAC and Friends of the Global Fight. Being one of the poorest countries on the list, Malawi has proven that ending the epidemic is possible anywhere.

    October 2, 2019
    Maureen Luba Milambe
  • When the Obama administration released first US National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) in 2010 it was an overdue step forward and the product of years of advocacy. How could the US—with the eighth highest number of people living with HIV (PLWA)—have no strategy for getting more PLWA into care and reducing infections and health disparities? Now on the fifth anniversary of the first NHAS, it's getting a reboot.
    July 30, 2015
    Kevin Fisher
  • On July 17th, the World Health Organization Released new consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services that bring together new and existing recommendations on the intervention that WHO calls “the gateway to prevention services and life-saving treatment and care.”
    July 19, 2015
    Mark Mascolini
  • On June 25, Micheal Ighodaro, an AVAC team member and leading activist for the rights of LGBT activists, was honored by the US government as a “Champion of Change” for the rights of refugees.

    June 25, 2015
  • The United States Congress is currently considering the future budget of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Barbara Lee, a member of Congress from California, is encouraging you to reach out to your representatives and advocate for strong funding.
    March 18, 2015
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