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The International AIDS Society (IAS) is proud to announce a collaboration with AVAC on a new initiative to support HIV journalism worldwide. The IAS/AVAC Journalist Fellowships will premiere at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 22-27 July 2018.

April 24, 2018

Just ahead of another World AIDS Day, two new efficacy trials officially launched in Africa today with the potential of additional HIV prevention methods in the future.

November 30, 2017
HIV Vaccine, General, PrEP

A new report released today ahead of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science documents 2016 funding and highlights a continuing trend of flat or declining funding and its potential impact on further innovation in HIV prevention research and development (R&D).

July 20, 2017

AVAC’s Executive director Mitchell Warren today released the following statement on the proposed 2018 budget from the Trump Administration: President Trump's 2018 budget request delivered to Congress yesterday would be a disaster for people living with HIV and for those at risk of HIV infection here in the US and around the world.

May 24, 2017

AVAC In the News

  • After decades of intense effort, an effective vaccine against HIV is not on the horizon — and, some say, may never be possible. So some AIDS researchers are going passive. As in passive immunization.

    April 18, 2018
    Antibody Related Research
  • HIV researcher Robert Redfield will lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…“I hope [that as CDC director] he would be able to maintain the commitment to evidence that has been the hallmark of his career to date,” says Mitchell Warren.

    March 21, 2018
  • Robert Redfield's decades of scientific work is "peerless," said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in a statement released Wednesday. But others point to his checkered past, including allegations of scientific misconduct.

    March 21, 2018