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October 7, 2015
Dear Advocates,
AVAC’s website has lots to explore and is constantly updated. If you haven’t visited recently, here’s a small sample of what you’ve missed:
AVAC’s Take on  New WHO Guidelines on ART and PrEP — Read AVAC’s initial “take” on the WHO “Early Release Guideline” recommending immediate ART in adults living with HIV and tenofovir-based PrEP as a prevention option for everyone at substantial risk.
Q&A with the Experts: A Recording and Slides from a Webinar on WHO Guidelines on When to Start ART and on PrEP for HIV —Meg Doherty and Bob Grant from the Department of HIV/AIDS at WHO spoke about the new WHO guideline and took questions. The webinar, slides and audio are now available for download.
Interview with an Advocate: Fearless Leader of Uganda’s VMMC Program Speaks of Momentum, Motivation and Maintaining Success — Uganda has made tremendous progress in its VMMC scale-up, with 1.7 million men circumcised in 2013 and 2014 alone. Dr. Barbara Nanteza, national coordinator of Uganda’s male circumcision program is interviewed in this blog post.
TB and HIV Stakeholders Join Together for Combined Community Engagement Forum — A quick look at a dynamic session convened by AVAC, IAVI and the TB Alliance in South Africa. Check out this blog for a glimpse of the first-ever combined community engagement forum to address the strengths and weakness of participatory practices across HIV and TB trials.
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