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PxROAR (Research, Outreach, Advocacy and Representation)

AVAC's PxROAR program trains US, European and African partners in HIV prevention research and implementation advocacy through mentorship, peer support, networking opportunities and technical and financial assistance.

Meet the members of PxROAR US, PxROAR Europe, PxROAR Africa, and PxROAR Transgender.

The PxROAR program has two goals: to educate its members in HIV prevention research science, implementation and advocacy, and to provide a platform for specific prevention campaigns. The four cadres of PxROAR advocates are based in Africa, the US and Europe, and represent the range of HIV-affected communities.

Launched in late 2017, PxROAR Transgender (PxROAR TG) in Southern and Eastern Africa is the newest cadre in the program. PxROAR TG articulates an HIV prevention advocacy agenda specifically for trans people within the framework of key populations’ needs and programs.

PxROAR Africa, whose members represent LGBTQI individuals, sex workers and other criminalized and marginalized populations. Through dialogues, shared learning and strategic action, these ROAR teams seek to advance the human right to health, including comprehensive HIV prevention treatment and care. With extensive experience in advocacy and activism to secure self-determination and free expression, as well as culturally competent health services, they are advancing agendas that seek to control and, eventually, end HIV epidemics in their communities.

In Europe and the US, the PxROAR program also seeks to expand members’ capacity to contribute to advocacy for research, development and implementation of new HIV prevention options. Members track FDA and EMA licensing processes and advocate for sustained funding to key research entities including the US National Institutes of Health and European-based research institutes funded through the EU’s Financial Framework 2014-2020 and Horizon 2020.

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