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  • December 1, 2021

    World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December every year. It’s an opportunity for everyone to support people living with HIV/AIDS, commemorate those we have lost, take stock of the tireless work being done worldwide and re-energize advocacy efforts to end the epidemic.

  • November 22, 2021 to November 24, 2021

    AVAC, USAID, PEPFAR and WITS RHI are hosting the Implementers Symposium on Good Participatory Practice (GPP), November 22-24. The agenda covers how new models of GPP are being used, how to advocate for post trial access to prevention products and more!

  • November 10, 2021

    With long-acting injectable PrEP coming to market, how can we mitigate barriers and adopt the intervention widely in high-risk settings? On Wednesday, November 10, Evidence to Action, the webinar series hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), heard from experts at Johns Hopkins University, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AVAC, Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), and EGPAF on what’s new in PrEP, the present and future of long-acting injectables, what actions to take for optimal implementation and how we can better enable access in key populations.

  • November 4, 2021

    On Thursday, November 4th, award-winning journalist Stephanie Nolen joined AVAC to discuss the findings and backstory of her recent New York Times investigation,"Here’s Why Developing Countries Can Make mRNA COVID Vaccines." During the webinar, Stephanie, AVAC and partners explored where we are in the fight to bring COVID mRNA vaccine manufacturing to the places where doses are needed most, in countries where vaccine access has been grievously stalled. We talked through her report and the parallels with HIV.

  • October 27, 2021

    On Wednesday, October 27th, we held a webinar to discuss the state of global HIV cure investment and how Martin Delaney Collaboratory (MDC) is making investments in cure research and working with communities. The webinar featured the growing investment in both the science and stakeholder engagement of HIV cure and included an overview of the HIV cure research funding landscape, a history of the MDC program and a panel discussion.

  • October 14, 2021

    New research from AVAC and partners shows promising approaches to reach adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) with comprehensive and integrated services for HIV and sexual and reproductive health (SRH), including expanding access to existing and future PrEP products. On October 14, we were joined by representatives from the Ministries of Health in Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe for this webinar to discuss findings, progress to date and context-specific realities.

  • October 14, 2021

    On October 14th, WACI Health led a roundtable discussion focused on domestic resource mobilization. WACI Health also unveiled a Situation Analysis Report on Domestic Resource Mobilization for Health Research and Development in Africa. The report was commissioned by WACI Health and partners in an effort to identify gaps, strengths and opportunities in health research funding.

  • October 13, 2021

    On October 13, 2021, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and AVAC hosted Can Fantasies Become Realties? The Quest for Multi-purpose Prevention Products, a webinar featuring global expert Dr. Sharon Hillier and others. They discussed the need for products that not only prevent HIV but are contraceptive as well, or prevent other STIs – or all of the above. Fascinating science is currently underway, with some new interventions getting closer to prime time.

  • October 12, 2021

    On October 12, the South Africa Health Technologies Advocacy Coalition (SAHTAC) in partnership with PATH and Campaigning for Cancer hosted the webinar Diversity and Gender Equity in Health R&D. The purpose of the webinar was to discuss and understand the barriers, challenges and how to achieve diversity and gender equity in Health R&D. The aim was also to understand and explore how to promote equitable access to health products.

  • September 28, 2021

    On September 28, IPPFWHR and AVAC partners held the webinar Advancing HIV Prevention & SRHR for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in the Time of COVID. The webinar opened with remarks from Serra Sippel, Chief Global Advocacy Officer at IPPFWHR, and included a conversation with six young women advocates from Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The panel was moderated by Liz Ford, Deputy Editor for The Guardian's Global Development website. The panelists were: