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AVAC Blog Roundup

May 12, 2016

Dear Advocate,

April was a busy and exciting month for AVAC and many of our partners. We gathered for a series of meetings in April on a range of topics of strategic importance to the field.

Not If, But When: Gay men gather in Jo-burg to plot PrEP access
Over 80 African gay men and other men who have sex with men, making history as the largest such gathering, met to explore oral PrEP for HIV prevention as part and parcel to achieving social justice.

Introducing the VARG: Focusing local lens on global advocacy for HIV vaccines
How can advocates push to support slow-paced, expensive vaccine research, that over its history can be seen as having more low points than highs? We need more focused, strategic advocacy to push forward AIDS vaccine development. Meet the Vaccine Advocacy Resource Group (VARG)!

Women’s Prevention Works If Women’s Realities Are Appreciated and Prioritized
Seventy-five advocates from across Africa—friends, allies, researchers—came together for a one-day meeting in Johannesburg to discuss the recent dapivirine vaginal ring results, what they mean in the broader context of women’s HIV prevention, what comes next and key milestones so far.

Where the Rubber Hits the Road...
The AVAC Advocacy Fellows Program has hit a milestone. The program now boasts 50 Fellows and Alumni. Last month in Johannesburg we welcomed our seventh class and celebrated graduating Fellows.

Questions or comments? Reach out at avac@avac.org.

Best,
AVAC
 

 P.S. 

Technology and Health CoverageAlso check out a new P-Values blog on about when Technology and Health Converge, following a Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise meeting on Innovative Uses of Technology in HIV Clinical Trials.

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