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May 5, 2014

Dear Advocate,

We are excited to invite you to a webinar—Breakthroughs and Big Questions: AIDS vaccine research in 2014—scheduled for Monday, May 19 at 10am Eastern / 4pm South Africa / 5pmEast Africa time (check for the time in your area). This is the latest installment in our Research & Reality series, a year-long dialogue on pressing issues in HIV prevention research and implementation. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at the state of AIDS vaccine research—what's happening, what's next, and why advocacy in this area is still important.

Click to register.

This webinar, which coincides with observances of HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (May 18) will provide an update on follow-on trials that build on the positive findings from the RV144 Thai trial; what looks interesting in early clinical and pre-clinical science; and why the field has increasing optimism about finding effective HIV-specific antibodies, the "holy grail" of anti-HIV immune responses. As always, your comments and questions will help guide the discussion.

For advocates planning HIV Vaccine Awareness Day activities, we've developed a range of new and updated materials that will be available shortly at Please email us if you're looking for a specific resource right away.

For more information on the series, our 2014 advocacy timeline, links to register for upcoming webinars and archives of past calls, including audio and slides visit We’ve also included here direct links to the four discussions to date:
  • Women and Prevention Research: Designing, testing and marketing products to improve adherence [Audio – MP3, slides – PDF, animation – Flash]
  • The Future of PrEP Shots and Potent Treatment: An advocate’s guide to long-acting injectables [Audio – MP3, slides – PDF, animation – Flash]
  • Facing Questions about Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV: What’s next in getting answers? [Audio – MP3, slides – PDF, animation – Flash]
  • What to expect in 2014—where should prevention advocates put their energy? [Audio –MP3, slides – PDF, animation – Flash]
We want to hear your ideas, opinions and questions to help shape the conversation. Please join us for this discussion and also email us at with questions, comments and suggestions.



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