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  • This post is the first of what will be a series of posts from scientists working on cure research. Dr. David Margolis and Karine Dubé of The Martin Delaney Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication explain one strategy being pursued by scientists as a possible way to cure HIV.

    August 13, 2014
    Karine Dubé
    Dr. David Margolis
  • The past decade of financial and political commitment has resulted in a major expansion of access to HIV prevention and treatment services around the world. The public health impact of this commitment is both significant and unprecedented. Nevertheless, the gains are fragile and more must be done to reach everyone in need.

    August 12, 2014
    Kevin Fisher
    Catherine Connor
  • PxROAR member Nicholas Feustel spoke about PrEP to the German magazine Die Männer. This is a rough translation from the original German.

    August 5, 2014
  • US companies committed to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, including Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, General Electric, IBM, Mastercard and Walmart, must take a stand against the severe anti-homosexuality laws recently passed in Uganda and Nigeria.

    July 31, 2014
  • The GLAM Initiative promotes advocacy in support of increased access to safe, condom-compatible lubricants for all Africans who engage in anal and vaginal intercourse.

    July 30, 2014
  • We're proud to announce the new issue of Spotlight, an annual publication highlighting the accomplishments of the AVAC Advocacy Fellows program, has been released.

    If you want to be a part of the Fellows program, the application deadline is Monday, August 4. Learn more and download application materials at

    July 28, 2014
  • Therapeutic vaccines have become a hot topic in cure conversations. It’s clear that HIV lurks in dormant, non-replicating cells and that these reservoirs need to be eliminated for an effective cure. Cure research is exploring a variety of one-two punch combinations that would flush out these reservoirs and then neutralize the remaining virus. A therapeutic vaccine could be an ideal tool for the second step in this process.

    July 23, 2014
  • Thirty-plus years into the epidemic, there is extensive evidence that integrating family planning services and HIV prevention and treatment isn’t just a good idea, it is the only effective approach to women’s health.

    July 21, 2014
  • Data presented today at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne and published simultaneously in the Lancet provides the first clear evidence for who wants PrEP—and how they use it outside of the United States.

    July 21, 2014
  • If the rest of the world follows America's lead, PrEP could become an important global health success story. To realize PrEP's potential, several specific things need to happen now.

    July 17, 2014