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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

Mixed status couples – where one partner is living with HIV and the other is not – preferred to use a combination of HIV prevention strategies to safely conceive a child, with the most popular being antiretroviral therapy (ART), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC).

May 24, 2019

A new NIH program focusing on HIV research will take aim at a particularly vulnerable area of the United States: the South. The research will evaluate strategies to help those living with or at risk for HIV with medical care and preventive services. These include the use of proven HIV treatment and prevention tools, including ART, pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposure prophylaxis.

December 14, 2018
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