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Never has HIV prevention research—including implementation—been more exciting, more complicated, or more fraught.

The Choice Agenda is a global forum for advocacy on the latest in HIV prevention research led by Jim Pickett. Join the monthly webinars and the highly active and moderated listserv to discover, discuss and debate the hottest HIV prevention research topics here, there, and all points between.

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With over 1000 advocates and counting, join the discussion and debate. Members are encouraged to share their opinions and concerns, and to reach out with suggestions about webinar content and speakers. Reach out to Jim at to be added to the list.

Upcoming Webinars

  • Ready, Set, CROI 2023 - Prepare for the 30th Year of CROI
    Monday, February 13 at 9:00am ET / 2:00 pm GMT
    Join CROI Community Liaisons, CROI 2023 program co-chairs, IAS-USA, AVAC, The Choice Agenda, and other community partners and researchers for this webinar designed to help CROI registrants prepare for this exciting, intense and sometimes overwhelming meeting.
    Register here.
  • Decolonizing Global Public Health – What Will it Take to Dismantle Racism and White Supremacy?
    Thursday, February 16 at 9:00am ET / 2:00 pm GMT
    Moderator: John Meade, AVAC
    Featured speakers: Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, University of Global Health Equity; Tori Cooper, Human Rights Campaign; Tian Johnson, African Alliance; Dr. Peter Kilmarx, Fogarty International Center
    Register here.

Previous Webinar Recordings and Materials

  • Trans Inclusion: Charting HIV Research into the Future: A Manifesto and Scorecard for Advocates and Researchers
    Thursday, January 26, 2023
    Featured Leigh Ann van der Merwe — Founder and Director: Social, Health & Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender Women of Africa; Brian Minalga — AVAC consultant, Trans Inclusion Initiative; and Cindra Feuer — AVAC Senior Program Manager: Partnerships & Capacity Strengthening
    Recording / Slides / Resources
  • More than Vessels: Pregnant people deserve inclusion in HIV prevention clinical and implementation research
    Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    Speakers included Dr. Elaine Abrams, Raniyah Copeland, Dr. Lisa Noguchi and Dr. Lynda Stranix-Chibanda. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Dvora Joseph Davey.
    Recording / Slides / Resources
  • PEP Needs Some Pep! Addressing PEP Neglect in HIV Prevention Research, Programming and Uptake
    Thursday, November 3, 2022
    Featuring Dr. James Ayieko, Dr. Julie Fox, Dr. Ken Mayer, Dr, Catherine Koss, Njambi Njuguna and Ace Robinson
    Recording / Slides / Resources
  • Doxycycline for STI prevention: Evidence and Current Research
    Friday, October 7, 2022
    Featuring Dr. Connie Celum, Jennifer Mahn, Dr. Victor Omollo, Rodney Perkins and Dr. Jenell Stewart
    Recording / Slides / Resources
  • RINGing the Bell for Choice: Actions and Solutions on Dapivirine Ring Access
    Thursday, September 22, 2022
    Featuring Leonard Solai, Yvette Raphael, Shakira Namwanje, Natasha Mwila, Chris Obermeyer and Erica Gollub
    Recording / Slides / Resources
  • CROI and Community and YOU – Preparing for CROI 2023
    Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    Featuring Drs. James Hoxie, Diane Havlir and Landon Myer
    Recording / Slides
  • Faster, Smarter and More Equitable – Accelerating Roll Out and Uptake of CAB for PrEP
    Monday, August 8, 2022
    Featuring Rachel Baggaley, Caroline Carnevale, Monica Gandhi and Mitchell Warren
    Recording / Slides / Resources
  • The Research Says Yes, YES, YES - Just Like That
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    Featuring Anne Philpott, Joao Alves, and Christine Curley
    Recording / Slides / Resources
  • Efficacy is Not the Only HIV Prevention Attribute that Matters - Lessons from Contraception
    Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    With Dominika Seidman, University of California San Francisco
    Recording / Slides / Resources

Stay in Touch

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