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  • July 17, 2014

    Rectal microbicide development has made strides in recent years, but, as with vaginal microbicides, adherence remains a concern for product developers.

    There are two "P" words we have always loved - pleasure and prevention.

  • July 1, 2014

    This webinar provided an overview of the AVAC Advocacy Fellowship and the 2015 application process for aspiring candidates. The Fellowship team at AVAC was joined by current and alumni Fellows to answer questions and discuss their experiences. For more information, visit the Fellowship application page.

  • June 30, 2014

    The US Women & PrEP Working Group, SisterLove and AVAC hosted a webinar marking the two-year anniversary of the FDA licensing of Truvada as PrEP in the US. 

  • June 4, 2014

    Why should you care if sexual lubricants are safe or not? What do we know, and what do we need to know? What’s happening to move the issue of lube safety forward? What’s not happening? Join IRMA and AVAC and our expert guests who will provide an exciting update on the latest in lubricant safety and help us answer these important questions.

  • May 20, 2014

    On May 14, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Public Health Service released new clinical guidelines on using daily oral TDF/FTC (also known as Truvada) as PrEP for HIV prevention. This type of guideline is used by the US government to set national norms for health providers. It is the first such national guideline issued anywhere for PrEP use. Representatives from the CDC provided an overview of the guidelines and answer questions about their content and implications. This was followed by a moderated discussion.

  • May 19, 2014

    This webinar, which coincided with observances of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18th) provided an update on follow-on trials that build on the positive findings from the RV144 Thai trial; what looks hopeful in early clinical and pre-clinical science; and why the field has increasing optimism about finding effective HIV-specific antibodies, the "holy grail" of anti-HIV immune responses. As always, your comments and questions help guide the discussion.

  • May 6, 2014

    A webinar in memory of HIV prevention pioneer and revolutionary Jeff McConnell. A respected and passionate sociologist, Jeff (who passed away at the age of 49 this past February) was also a gay man living with HIV, and his identity was an important component of the science he conducted. His brilliant, human-touch research on gay men’s sex, sexuality, and various prevention methodologies involving treatment and PrEP was groundbreaking, visionary, and way ahead of most of us.

  • April 28, 2014

    The fourth webinar in AVAC's Research & Reality series, a year-long dialogue about prevention research and advocacy, this call provided a forum to learn about and discuss key issues around women and the HIV prevention agenda, including challenges around marketing of and adherence to new prevention options.

  • April 24, 2014

    Rectal douching is a relatively common behavior across the world. So, should we be thinking seriously about developing a rectal microbicide as a douche? What do we know about rectal douching behavior globally? What are some of the most popular products used and by whom? What are the implications for rectal microbicide research and development? What are the gaps in rectal douche science?

  • April 24, 2014

    A webinar discussing the ongoing Shaping the Health of Adolescents in Zimbabwe (SHAZ!) study. 2014 AVAC Fellow Definate Nhamo reviewed key findings from SHAZ! and previewed how she will use them to shape some of her advocacy in her 2014 Fellowship year.