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July 29, 2013

Dear Advocate,

On June 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) released updated Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection. AVAC, Global Network of People of Living with HIV (GNP+), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Alliance), and STOP AIDS NOW! (SAN!) are hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 6 at 9am US Eastern / 3pm Central Europe and South Africa / 4pm East Africa ( for local times) to discuss the guidelines and a new tool—Community Guide to Treatment as Prevention Programming.

Register here.

The call will include a brief overview of the guidelines by Gottfried Hirnschall, the Director of the Department of HIV/AIDS at WHO, as well as other resource people who were involved in the development of the guidelines and are engaged in translating these guidelines into practice.

In addition, Moono Nyambe from GNP+ will discuss the "community" reactions toward the guidelines so far and describe the collaborative effort led by GNP+, Alliance and SAN! to develop the Community Guide (to help communities understand the substance of the WHO guidelines and get involved in programming and implementation at country level). For more on the Community Guide, be sure to join us on the call!

As always, the webinar will be recorded and posted later to the AVAC website. We welcome and encourage any questions in advance to be sent to, and we look forward to an exciting conversation.


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