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  • “President Clinton should lay the foundation for ending the HIV/AIDS crisis by 2030,” says Jeffrey Sachs, expert on global economic development and provocateur. “Tell her to knock down drug prices in the US... raise a miniscule US$10 billion a year needed to double the global number of people on treatment... and support a systemized cadre of community health workers.”

    October 31, 2016
    General
    Cindra Feuer
  • PLoS ONE released a special issue devoted entirely to the subject of voluntary medical male circumcision—one of the most effective biomedical prevention tools available today. This one-time procedure reduces men’s risk of acquiring HIV by up to 75 percent for life—and when sufficient numbers of men in a community have undergone the procedure, then women’s overall risk of acquiring HIV drops too. It’s an indispensable part of the effort to end epidemic levels of HIV.

    October 28, 2016
    AVAC
  • Rob Newells is an Associate Minister at the Imani Community Church in Oakland, California, and serves as Executive Director for AIDS Project of the East Bay—a community-based organization serving the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in Alameda County since 1983. In this post, he asks "where were all the African Americans" at HIV R4P."

    October 27, 2016
    Rob Newells
  • Greetings from the last official day of R4P 2016! It’s been a week of conversations, presentations, celebrations and—sometimes—consternation. At the end of any gathering of this dynamic, dedicated field, what becomes clear is that the treasures are not the words but the people. The friends, fighters, thought leaders who propel this work forward. For our final update from the final day of HIVR4P, we offer you a round-up of (inter)national treasures.

    October 21, 2016
    AVAC
  • In a baseball-obsessed town there was competition for TV viewers last night in Chicago as millions of people, including many conference-goers, watched the third and final debate between the two candidates vying to become the next US President. What do political campaigns and HIV prevention have in common? Read on for our (non-partisan) thoughts!

    October 20, 2016
    Deirdre Grant
  • Hello from Chicago! It’s unseasonably warm outside and predictably air-conditioned and chilly inside the conference center. We’ll try to use today’s update to transmit the heat of the conference—what got us thinking, talking and perhaps even tingling.

    October 19, 2016
    General
    AVAC
  • Released today, the Resource Tracking for HIV prevention R&D Working Group’s latest annual report on global investment into biomedical HIV prevention reports that overall funding for HIV prevention research R&D has remained essentially flat for over a decade.

    October 19, 2016
    AVAC
  • A new report, PrEP Access in Europe, shows men seeking out new HIV prevention despite government resistance to implement programs.

    October 17, 2016
    Rebekah Webb
  • Welcome to the first of AVAC’s updates from and about HIVR4P, the biennial conference on all things biomedical prevention. Looking for a guide to on what may spark conference fever—read on!

    October 17, 2016
    General
    AVAC
  • This week marks the start of the HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P), the biennial meeting focused on biomedical HIV prevention research, and AVAC.org/HIVR4P is your one-stop shop for the latest on the data presented, hallway chatter and more!

    October 12, 2016
    General

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