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  • 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
  • In a column for the Zambia Post, HIV prevention advocate Mannasseh Phiri, thoroughly outlines the case for PrEP and calls for a national discussion on the use of PrEP as part of the Zambian HIV/AIDS response.
    June 21, 2015
    Mannasseh Phiri
  • Last week, the New York Academy of Sciences brought together researchers and public policy makers for a conference on phylogenetics. The purpose of this conference was to discuss the state of the art in the ongoing investigation of how phylogenetic analyses are being used in the context of HIV.
    June 12, 2015
    Heeyoung Sohn
  • Fifteen years after activists marched for HIV/AIDS treatment access at the International AIDS Conference in Durban in 2000, a group of South African activists are demanding access to PrEP for HIV prevention for all South Africans who need and want it.
    June 11, 2015
  • As the 7th SA AIDS conference gets underway in Durban, a diverse collection of advocates have assembled to call on the South African Medicines Control Council (MCC) to immediately approve the use of Truvada PrEP. PrEP must be made available and accessible to South Africans who are at heightened risk of infection, and would benefit from an additional tool to prevent HIV. Read the full statement here.
    June 10, 2015
    Yvette Raphael
    Brian Kanyemba
    Ntando Yola
    Ace Robinson
  • As the US Congress begins its 2016 budget process, it appears that HIV/AIDS research funding may be under attack. But as AVAC wrote last month, this would be the worst time to scale back AIDS research; now is a time to prioritize, not cut, HIV/AIDS research. Join hundreds of organizations in signing an open letter to the US Congress.

    June 10, 2015
  • The Advocacy Fellows program provides support to emerging and mid-career advocates to design and implement advocacy projects focused on biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation activities in their countries and communities. Learn more and spread the word!
    June 9, 2015
  • The seventh South African AIDS Conference (SA AIDS) takes place 9-12 June at the International Conference Center in Durban, South Africa. We’ve created a conference roadmap, highlighted a few key sessions and describe ways to link with AVAC and other advocates—both at SA AIDS and from afar.
    June 8, 2015
  • ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company dedicated to delivering advances in treatment and care for people living with HIV, released a new video that illustrates the HIV lifecycle. The short, animated video takes the viewer through HIV infection of a host cell, the inter-cellular replication process and maturation of the virus. To view the video, click here.
    June 1, 2015
    ViiV Healthcare
  • New data from a trial looking at the individual health benefits of starting those living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) at CD4 cell counts above 350 were released today. The data, from a trial known as START, are further evidence in support of the expansion of ART access worldwide. The data from START should also start the clock on even more substantial engagement with the types of ART programs that are most likely to help people make informed choices to begin and remain on life-saving treatment.

    May 27, 2015