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Webinar & Meeting Reports

  • 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:

  • September 10, 2021

    On September 10, AVAC and partners held a webinar to discuss how PEPFAR has approached the provision of prevention services during the pandemic.

  • September 9, 2021

    Johnson & Johnson and partners announced that the Imbokodo study, a large-scale HIV vaccine proof-of-concept trial also known as HVTN 705/HPX2008, did not significantly reduce the overall risk of HIV acquisition among over 2,600 women in five sub-Saharan African countries.

  • August 11, 2021

    On August 11, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and AVAC held a webinar to talk about the latest on rectal microbicides - where we are with research and development for HIV prevention options that focus on the butt/rectum where HIV infection often occurs? Community advocate Craig Washington read from his piece, "Giving And Getting Some: Reflecting On The Penetration Of My Manhood And My Ass" and DJ Taylor Waits spun the sounds of booty shaking liberation.

  • August 5, 2021

    AVAC hosted a global Zoom meeting on HIV prevention research ethics entitled: “New Ethical Guidelines for HIV prevention trials in people: What’s changed and Why Does it Matter?” The meeting exposed advocates, CABs and community members to revised UNAIDS/WHO and HPTN Ethical Guidelines for HIV prevention research, and facilitated a discussion on some of the salient changes and their implications for HIV prevention clinical research.

  • July 18, 2021 to July 21, 2021

    IAS 2021 was held Sunday, July 18 to Wednesday, July 21. This year’s virtual event covered advances in HIV research. AVAC tracked the landscape of prevention research to explain, frame, connect and contextualize what’s new, what’s next and what it all means for advocacy.

  • June 29, 2021

    On Tuesday, 29 June 2021, the AIDS Foundation Chicago, along with community sponsors AVAC, Black AIDS Institute, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation and SisterLove, Inc., held a webinar featuring global HIV prevention research experts coupled with spoken word artistry and a smokin’ DJ (yes, a DJ!). The webinar provided a scientific update on the expansive HIV prevention research pipeline, including a wide array of molecules and modalities as well as multi-purpose technologies.

  • June 8, 2021 to June 10, 2021

    The High-Level Meeting on AIDS took place between June 8-10, 2021. The high-level meeting reviewed the progress made in reducing the impact of HIV since the last United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on HIV and AIDS in 2016 and the General Assembly adopted a new political declaration to guide the future direction of the response.

  • May 18, 2021

    May 18 is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), a day when partners around the world join to celebrate the people, partnerships and science pushing ever closer to a safe, efficacious and accessible vaccine against HIV. Check out our HVAD 2021 page for materials and information to support advocacy, action and more.

  • May 13, 2021

    HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is just around the corner—May 18th! AVAC hosted a webinar, HIV Vaccines in the Midst of COVID, on Thursday, May 13, 2021.