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  • In a new report available at this week, amfAR and AVAC call for the dramatic improvement of HIV/AIDS data collection, analysis and reporting. Data needs to be coordinated and accessible at more frequent intervals.

    August 18, 2014
    The Hill
  • A new editorial from an NYC-based digital journal focused on science and technology talks about the limited conversation about PrEP for women.

    August 5, 2014
    The Verge
  • AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren speaks on the importance of vaccination and how social media can help spread the message.

    July 28, 2014
    Deutsche Welle
  • Thirty-five million people worldwide carry the potentially deadly virus and some 20,000 children a month are newly infected. But with treatment and research making progress, some scientists are beginning to ask – is an AIDS-free generation within reach?

    July 25, 2014
    Channel NewsAsia
  • In 2013, 57 percent of people living with HIV were women. So why has the media frenzy around Truvada, a drug regime that could help prevent infection, excluded them?

    July 23, 2014
    Foreign Policy
  • Several concerns about a prescription drug used to prevent HIV infection in people at high risk are being put to rest by the results of new research. Follow-up from a landmark study showed the drug does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.

    July 22, 2014
    CBS News
  • In his new role in charge of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, Demetre Daskalakis hopes that he will be able to leverage his acceptance among gay people to reach a population that has not always trusted authority. 

    July 21, 2014
    New York Times
  • A prominent AIDS researcher and five others headed to a medical meeting in Australia were confirmed killed in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight.

    July 19, 2014
    Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • AIDS researchers and activists were stunned and horrified Friday to learn that prominent AIDS expert Dr. Joep Lange was among those killed aboard a Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine on Thursday. 

    July 18, 2014
    NBC News
  • 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
    Huffington Post