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April 10, 2012

Dear Advocate,

This update provides a summary of and link to download the newest issue of Px Wire, as well as a roadmap for advocacy and communications-related sessions at the upcoming International Microbicides Conference (M2012).

Px Wire
Download the current issue of Px Wire (Volume 5, Issue 2), a quarterly update on biomedical HIV prevention research worldwide.

In this issue of Px Wire, we are excited to showcase a new ARV-based prevention timeline graphic, just in time for M2012. The timeline shows estimated efficacy trial end-dates, related confirmatory studies and dates of possible regulatory submission for a range of prevention options including oral PrEP with TDF, oral PrEP with TDF/FTC, vaginal and rectal formulations of tenofovir gel and the dapivirine-containing vaginal ring.

We also hope you enjoy reading the feature story in Px Wire where we describe the ongoing work of advocates who are working to influence PEPFAR Country Operating Plans.

Other highlights in this issue of Px Wire include:

2012 International Microbicides Conference (M2012)
Next week advocates, policy makers, researchers and funders will meet at the 2012 International Microbicides Conference taking place April 15-18 in Sydney, Australia. Building on past conferences, M2012 is a platform to discuss the latest in microbicides, PrEP and other ARV-based prevention research, as well as the basic science, structural, social and community issues that affect research and eventual rollout of these new tools. M2012 will feature several sessions that focus on advocacy and the role community advocacy and communication plays in the field. Our online conference “roadmap” highlights a number of these sessions. If you will be attending the conference, we invite you to join us at these events. Please visit the AVAC M2012 page for updates on these activities.

If you are not able to participate in M2012 in Sydney, please watch out for information on special AVAC post-M2012 webinars covering critical issues that emerge at the conference. For key updates during the conference visit NAM/AIDSMAP.

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