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  • October 5, 2015

    The US Women and PrEP working group discussed PrEP, pregnancy and breastfeeding on October 5. A recording of the webinar can be found here.

  • October 5, 2015

    WHO issued an “Early Release Guideline” on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV recommending initiation of ART in adults living with HIV, regardless of CD4 cell count, and the offering of PrEP as a prevention option to all people at substantial risk of acquiring HIV. If implemented, these sweeping recommendations have the potential to change the world by simplifying ART for people living with HIV and revolutionizing prevention for people at risk. There was a discussion and extensive Q&A period during this webinar.

  • September 24, 2015

    IPM hosted an event, Investing in Innovation: The Payoff for Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health, on the eve of the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit to adopt the new set of Sustainable Development Goals. IPM's aim was to highlight the many benefits to be gained from investing in innovative solutions to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls.

    The panelists included:

  • September 22, 2015

    This webinar was part of the ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar series. Fred M. Gordin, Chief of Infectious Diseases from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center presented.

  • September 18, 2015

    This series of three webinars, hosted jointly by EATG and AVAC, is designed to prepare and update EATG members for a special meeting on new developments in prevention January 29-31, 2016 in Brussels. The first webinar addressed the latest updates on PrEP in Europe. Speakers: Dr Valentina Cambiano of University College London, Daniela Rojas Castro of AIDES and Dr Anastasia Pharris of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

  • September 10, 2015 to September 13, 2015

    The mission of the United States Conference on AIDS is to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to HIV/AIDS epidemic through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking. Each year, thousands of front line responders from the domestic response to HIV and AIDS – including people living with HIV or AIDS, case managers, health care and public health professionals, concerned advocates and private sector partners come together to network with providers and researchers at all levels, exchange best practices and gain exposure to both new potential strategies as well as proven effective that have been tested in real world settings.

  • September 9, 2015

    WHO's Dr. Rachel Baggaley, unpacked the HIV testing guidelines and highlight the need-to-know specifics of the new guidelines.

  • September 9, 2015

    A critical first step in achieving the 90-90-90 targets proposed by UNAIDS is ensuring that 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status by 2020. This is an ambitious goal, as currently only half of people living with HIV know their status. The recently released WHO HIV testing guidelines address and respond to this reality. The WHO's Dr. Rachel Baggaley, unpacked the HIV testing guidelines and highlighted the need-to-know specifics of the new guidelines.

  • September 9, 2015

    The development of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) has emerged in recent years as a leading strategy to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes. José Fernández Romero, a Population Council virologist, discussed the importance of MPTs designed to target different viral sexually transmitted infections and formulated for use in both vaginal and rectal compartments.

  • September 9, 2015

    On September 9, 2015, the Black AIDS Institute hosted the 2015 National Black PrEP Summit. The National Black PrEP Summit served as a call to action to identify best practices for PrEP uptake in Black communities and develop implementation strategies with participation from policymakers, local leaders, researchers and experts.

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