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Webinar & Meeting Reports

  • October 21, 2018 to October 25, 2018

    Whether you’re headed to Madrid in a couple weeks or following the action from afar, AVAC will keep you connected! Read on for information on AVAC sessions, a sortable roadmap, the Advocates’ Corner (open all week) and more!

  • October 1, 2018

    On Monday, October 1st, IRMA and AVAC led a lively discussion on the BRAND NEW IRMA report titled: Whose Choice is it Anyway? Analysis of Comments to and Responses from NIH’s 2017 “Refining the Research Enterprise” Request for Input on Research Priorities. (How’s that for the longest report title in the world?)

  • September 17, 2018

    On Thursday, September 17, IRMA and AVAC hosted this global teleconference which discussed rectal microbicide studies underway and being planned that incorporate common anal sex practices, focusing on the development of gels, douches, fast-dissolving rectal tablets (inserts) and suppositories – options that recognize the complexity of sex, human nature, pleasure and HIV.

    Presenters included Jose Bauermeister (University of Pennsylvania), Kenneth Ho (University of Pittsburgh) and Craig Hendrix (Johns Hopkins). IRMA’s Jim Picket will moderated the call.

  • July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018

    The 22nd International AIDs Conference (AIDS 2018) was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 23-28 July 2018 and brought together 18,000 participants from around the globe.

  • May 17, 2018

    On Thursday, May 17, AVAC’s HVAD 2018 webinar told the story of the current state of HIV vaccine research from two perspectives. Dr. Sandhya Vasan of the Military HIV Research Program in Thailand provided her perspectives on the world of HIV vaccine research since RV144: where have we come and where are we going? Mark Hubbard, a veteran vaccine advocate and community representative for HIV research in Nashville, Tennessee offered his take from a community and advocacy perspective: what are today’s current success and challenges, and how are community members pushing the HIV vaccine agenda?

  • April 23, 2018

    AVAC PxROAR Europe presents a webinar introducing European approaches to HIV vaccines and a cure. The European HIV Alliance’s Sheena McCormack will discuss HIV vaccines and the quest to identify immune correlates associated with control of HIV replication and HIVACAR’s Felipe Garcia will discuss research into a therapeutic alternative to “cART for life” (combined antiretroviral therapy).

  • April 18, 2018

    At CROI 2018 we heard stories, saw new data, and had lots of questions about early PrEP rollout. On Wednesday, April 18th, AVAC and partners from Jilinde in Kenya and PZAT in Zimbabwe explored valuable resources for people working to deliver oral PrEP. See below for some of the tools and resources we will explored and discussed during the webinar.

  • April 11, 2018

    Join researchers Renee Heffron and Kerry Thomson for a discussion of their data that showed women who were pregnant or post-partum were 3-4 times more likely to acquire HIV. They will review the data presented at CROI 2018 and discuss implications for care and prevention.

  • March 29, 2018

    Join Dr. Zeda Rosenberg, International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), and Dr. Jared Baeten, Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), for a brief presentation and discussion on the latest data on the dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV prevention.

  • March 4, 2018 to March 7, 2018
    Click for a recap of CROI 2018—conference coverage, a webinar series and more.

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