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Combination Prevention

Expanded high-impact prevention is needed to bring the epidemic to a conclusive end.

Combination or high-impact prevention is a set of strategically-selected interventions that matches the needs of a given country or community--and is delivered at the scale needed to make an impact. It means doing less of something and far more of others. It means making tough decisions and measuring impact. Above all, it means moving with clarity and speed.

There are emerging global definitions of what combination prevention is, and evolving models of what it can achieve. AVAC works with advocates to define what combination prevention means in a given context, track country and donor alignment with a combination prevention strategy and ensure that there is an implementation science agenda to fill in gaps in knowledge. To learn more about combination prevention in general and our work in particular visit the links below:

What We're Reading

Understanding how black gay and bisexual men are able to remain negative -- despite being constantly labeled "high risk" for or "vulnerable" to HIV by public health researchers and health care providers alike -- might provide us a roadmap for how to achieve better health outcomes and ultimately end the AIDS epidemic.

September 6, 2018
The BodyPro

According to the results of Namibia’s first ever population-based HIV survey, known as NamPHIA, the country exceeded many of the 90-90-90 targets set by UNAIDS in 2014. The targets call for countries to get 90 percent of people living with HIV diagnosed; 90 percent of those diagnosed accessing treatment; and 90 percent of people on treatment to have suppressed viral loads by 2020.

August 14, 2018
Devex

Tailored combination prevention activities could hold particular promise for substantially altering the trajectory of the HIV epidemic in historically disenfranchised communities, such as sex workers.

July 17, 2018
The Lancet
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