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AVAC's Blog: P-Values

  • The Prevention Now report is the product of a meeting convened by CHANGE and AVAC in June 2015 in Nairobi. Advocates from across sub-Saharan Africa and the US leading advocacy efforts on sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV prevention and treatment, gender based violence, sex worker rights, youth health and rights, maternal health and abortion access organizations came together to develop an advocacy agenda around integration.

    September 3, 2015
  • Anna Miti, a 2015 AVAC Advocacy Fellow, reflects on her fellowship experience working with media and HIV prevention over the last six months. She discusses what she has achieved, her lessons learned and her hopes for the remainder of the year. This first appeared on her personal blog.
    September 2, 2015
    Anna Miti
  • John Mutsambi, a community engagement specialist and 2015 AVAC Advocacy Fellow, writes about the need and demand for PrEP in South Africa and how HIV prevention advocates can help make PrEP a reality for South Africans.

    August 28, 2015
    John Mutsambi
  • As more people consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, the options for expanding their knowledge of PrEP are, well, expanding.
    August 27, 2015
    Julie "JD" Davis
  • Cassie Warren is a health educator, activist and PxROAR member. Here she talks about the barriers she sees young people have in accessing HIV prevention services.
    August 24, 2015
    Cassie Warren
  • Fred Schaich of IFARA speaks with Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC, about HIV prevention research presented at IAS 2015.
    August 24, 2015
    Barbara Jungwirth
  • Devex recently published Right things, right places, right targets — right now, an article calling on the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to set new treatment and prevention targets. These targets matter, especially prevention targets, which often lack precision. The time for targets is now and absent targets is a missed opportunity in the fight against AIDS.

    August 7, 2015
  • As part of IAS 2015, AVAC convened a satellite session which featured presentations on trials of long-acting injectable PrEP agents, gave an update on HIV vaccine research and reviewed the state of passive antibody infusions for prevention.

    August 4, 2015
  • Over the past few months I have spent a lot of time talking to LGBT people about PrEP. I have been at meetings that were specifically focused on HIV and meetings where HIV was a very, very small part of the agenda. And while it’s clear that PrEP is needed for LGBT people, it’s also clear that we have a lot of work to do.
    July 30, 2015
    Micheal Ighodaro
  • 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