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Webinar & Meeting Reports

  • 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.

  • June 12, 2015

    The seventh South African AIDS Conference (SA AIDS) took place 9-12 June at the International Conference Center in Durban, South Africa. Featured below are details on selected events related to HIV prevention research and implementation and more!

    SA AIDS is a biennial meeting, serving as the primary opportunity to discuss South Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. This year’s conference theme was Reflection, Refocus and Renewal.

  • June 4, 2015

    Rapid advances in molecular genetics and bio-informatics allow more and better data on the phylogeny of HIV to be collected. The genetic diversity among HIV strains within individual patients, communities and globally allows the dynamics of transmission and evolution of the virus to be studied in ever greater detail. The implications for drug resistance, vaccine development, transmission networks and evaluation of prevention interventions are beginning to be understood. The challenge is to translate the new science into more effective ways to prioritize the HIV response and to monitor the impact of different intervention approaches. This meeting brought together scientists, policy makers, and international organizations dedicated to advancing our scientific knowledge of HIV and translating that information into the most effective programs for reducing transmission of the virus.

  • June 3, 2015
    A variety of safe and effective female condoms currently exist. However, regulatory hurdles limit new products from entering consumer markets. With the pipeline of new receptive-partner initiated condoms growing, advocates must understand how regulatory issues determine product introduction and approval in their country.
  • May 28, 2015

    A special presentation and discussion of new research on the relationship between hormonal contraception and HIV was hosted by CHANGE (Center for Health and Gender Equity). This interactive webinar brought together researchers, policy experts and advocates to discuss applications for this research in ensuring that all women and girls have access to the most effective family planning, reproductive health and HIV prevention information and services. Webinar slides are available.

  • May 27, 2015
    The goal of the PrEP Summit: A Skills Building Conference for Frontline Workers was to increase PrEP and PEP awareness and knowledge among frontline HIV prevention workers who serve high-risk populations such as MSM (including young MSM), transgender women, Black and Latino men and women in New York City. PrEP and PEP, in combination with interactive client-centered counseling, can be highly effective tools for HIV prevention. Attendees of the summit increased their understanding of PrEP and PEP use and current research and learned to implement methods to integrate PrEP and PEP information into existing HIV testing and outreach programs.
  • May 20, 2015

    One of the major barriers to finding a cure for HIV is the ability to count how much latent virus persists inside the cells of a person living with HIV who is on effective treatment. Drs. Janet and Robert Siliciano shared the current challenges & strategies to measuring the latent HIV reservoir.

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