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  • September 9, 2015

    The development of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) has emerged in recent years as a leading strategy to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. José Fernández Romero, a Population Council virologist, discussed the importance of MPTs designed to target different viral sexually transmitted infections and formulated for use in both vaginal and rectal compartments.

  • September 9, 2015

    On September 9, 2015, the Black AIDS Institute hosted the 2015 National Black PrEP Summit. The National Black PrEP Summit served as a call to action to identify best practices for PrEP uptake in Black communities and develop implementation strategies with participation from policymakers, local leaders, researchers and experts.

  • September 8, 2015

    The goal of the BTAN National Meeting was to engage BTAN members, co-chairs, and prospective members in capacity-building and best practice sharing workshops. In addtion to learning about the Seek, Test, Treat, and Retain model, the conference aimed to facilitate dialogue about the socio-contextual issues associated with seeking, testing, treating, and retaining African American and other Black people in HIV care. Additionally, the BTAN delegates reported on their BTAN workplans, gaining critical feedback from their peers.

  • September 2, 2015

    CHANGE and AVAC convened in Washington, DC for the launch of a new report, Prevention Now: An Integration Agenda for Women, by Women. Click here to read the report.

  • July 30, 2015

    The US Women and PrEP Working Group and partners had a first-hand look at PrEP and transgender women — through the eyes of women prescribing it, using it, choosing not to use it, advocates calling for more research on it and policy-makers charged with integrating it into the national HIV response.

  • July 29, 2015

    Advocates and researchers discussed data presented at IAS 2015, its implications and what's next on the road to Durban 2016!

  • July 24, 2015

    HIV activists helmed sessions ranging from movement-building and activism history, creating awareness on HIV criminalization, and strategizing collectively for justice for all Black lives.

  • July 19, 2015 to July 22, 2015
    Several members of the AVAC team attended the meeting of the International AIDS Society in Vancouver which just completed. Along the way we presented our "take" on key conference events. We also have slides and audio from a post conference webinar roundup.
  • July 16, 2015
    The book, Boldy Queer. African Perspectives on Same-sex Sexuality and Gender Diversity launched on July 16, co-edited by Theo Sandfort, and photo exhibit by photographer Daniel Jack Lyons
  • June 30, 2015

    The Network for Multidisciplinary Studies on ARV-Based HIV Prevention (NEMUS) hosted a webinar on PrEP for Transwomen: what are the opportunities and challenges? The discussion was led by JoAnne Keatley and Dr. Madeline Deutsch.