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  • In-country planning for the Key Population Investment Fund (KPIF), a PEPFAR initiative to fund programs and organizations focused on key populations, has finally begun. AVAC and a number of our partners have been working with KP-led organizations in KPIF countries to help them engage in and influence the ongoing country-level processes. AVAC has developed a new resource and documented some of its work to-date to help inform ongoing advocacy and action. Read on for more!

    July 3, 2019
  • A new report, What we know and don’t know about adolescent girls and young women and HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: Mapping findings across completed, ongoing and planned projects, analyzes data from 49 projects in 20 countries to identify steps that will advance HIV prevention awareness, uptake and adherence by adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). Among the findings is the existence of a robust body of knowledge that explores young women’s attitudes about HIV prevention. But the field knows far less about the effect of communities on attitudes and behaviors related to prevention, even though that support is thought to be crucial to the uptake of HIV prevention. These and other findings in the report can inform implementers and policy makers now, and they also point to where more research is needed.

    July 1, 2019
  • In the days since the leaders of the ECHO Study announced their findings, AVAC has produced a number of resources to inform advocacy and action. These resources include a new episode of Px Pulse, a webinar, What do the ECHO Study results mean for African women? and a new document, Understanding the Results of the ECHO Study.

    June 28, 2019
  • Please join women and our allies for a global webinar, Thursday, June 27, 9-10am EDT / 3-4pm SAST / 4-5pm EAT, on shaping the post-ECHO agenda for comprehensive sexuality and reproductive health and rights. This emerging agenda will inform an upcoming WHO meeting on this critical subject.

    June 24, 2019
  • This diverse set of some of the latest resources on will help program implementers from a variety of contexts plan for the rollout and scale-up of PrEP.

    June 18, 2019
    Jeanne Baron
  • At a satellite symposium at the South African AIDS Conference linked to a publication in The Lancet, the ECHO trial of contraceptive use and impact on HIV risk released its results. The topline finding: There was no substantial difference in HIV risk among women using DMPA-IM, the LNG implant or the copper IUD.

    June 13, 2019
  • The results of the ECHO Study (Evidence for Contraceptive Options in HIV Outcomes)—a trial designed look at whether three specific contraceptive methods (DMPA-IM, the Jadelle Implant and the Copper IUD) impact women’s HIV risk—will be announced on Thursday, June 13, 14:00–15:30 (South Africa Time) at the South Africa AIDS Conference in Durban.

    June 7, 2019
  • First, the HIV Prevention Market Manager project will present findings from research on what encourages or discourages the effective use of HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women. And join us to discuss "vaccine hesitancy" and its implications across global health.

    May 20, 2019
    HIV Vaccine, General
  • This HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, Mitchell Warren talks about this promising and perilous time for vaccines. AVAC has an updated toolkit of resources for translating HIV vaccine research with a renewed sense of urgency. And we invite you to join our vaccine focused webinars.

    May 17, 2019
    Mitchell Warren
  • This HVAD, AVAC has an updated toolkit of resources for translating HIV vaccine research with a renewed sense of urgency, and two dedicated hashtags to rally the call on social media: #HIVvaccineAware and #HVAD2019. We hope you’ll join the conversation!

    May 15, 2019
    Antibody Related Research, HIV Vaccine