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Feb 22, 2016, 15:10 ET Two clinical trials offer first evidence that vaginal ring may be important HIV prevention option for women; AVAC says donors, researchers, regulators and communities must act swiftly to determine future of this approach

Results of two large-scale clinical trials in Africa show promise for a potential new HIV prevention option for women but more work is needed...


Oct 31, 2014, 06:59 ET 2014 Omololu Falobi Award For Excellence In HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy Presented Posthumously to Nigerian Advocate Oyelakin Taiwo Oladayo

 Oyelakin Taiwo Oladayo, a passionate advocate for the rights of young people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, has posthumously...


Aug 18, 2014, 10:05 ET New report finds missing and incomplete data imperils the global HIV/AIDS response

A new report from amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and AVAC outlines the need for a new approach to tracking data to guide the key decisions...


Jan 09, 2014, 21:14 ET AVAC Applauds Nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx as US Global AIDS Coordinator

 AVAC today issued the following statement from AVAC Executive Director Mitchell Warren on the nomination of Dr. Deborah Birx as the new...


Dec 09, 2013, 09:00 ET AVAC Urges HIV Prevention Research "Reality Check"

In a report released today, AVAC calls on funders and researchers to capitalize on lessons learned from a range of recent...


Jun 30, 2013, 04:00 ET Continued investment in HIV prevention research can speed development of new options to help end the AIDS epidemic

 Recent breakthroughs in HIV prevention research have confirmed the promise of new options to help end the AIDS epidemic and highlight the...


Jun 30, 2013, 03:08 ET AVAC Applauds New WHO ARV Guidelines as Critical Step; Must Be Paired with Equally Bold HIV Prevention to End AIDS

New World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines that will greatly expand the number of people eligible for antiretroviral (ARV) treatment around the...


Jun 12, 2013, 15:14 ET New PrEP Trial Results Among Injecting Drug Users Underscore That PrEP Works When Taken Consistently

 Results from the Bangkok Tenofovir Study published online today in The Lancet provide additional evidence that daily oral tenofovir-based...


Mar 04, 2013, 12:15 ET VOICE Trial Results Underscore Need to Accelerate Development of Additional HIV Prevention Options for Women

PrEP Strategies Remain Valuable Prevention Tool, says AVAC Results from a large-scale HIV prevention trial among African women known as...


Nov 29, 2012, 14:56 ET AVAC Statement on PEPFAR Blueprint

This morning, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the release of a new "blueprint" to guide the U.S. government's landmark global...


Nov 27, 2012, 12:30 ET AVAC Report Finds That World is Already Falling Behind Pace to End AIDS Epidemic; Five Essential Actions Needed in 2013 to Avoid Historic Missed Opportunity

 AVAC today issued a "top five" list of global actions needed in 2013 to accelerate HIV prevention efforts and preserve the opportunity to end...


Jul 24, 2012, 08:27 ET African Leaders at International AIDS Conference Call for Scaling up Services in East and Southern Africa for Male Circumcision, an Evidence-based HIV Prevention Intervention

 This evening the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the...


Jul 23, 2012, 14:29 ET AVAC Applauds Secretary Clinton's Call for Science-Based Approach to End AIDS; Urges Agreement on a Global Plan of Action

New AVAC-amfAR Report Lays Out Global Action Agenda for 2012-2015 Monday Night Satellite Session to Examine Next Steps; Features Dr. Tony Fauci...


Jul 23, 2012, 09:00 ET A decade of progress and sustained funding for HIV prevention research provides a pathway for ending AIDS

Report released at AIDS 2012 calls for sustained funding of HIV prevention research to achieve our collective vision of zero new HIV...


Jul 19, 2012, 13:18 ET amfAR and AVAC Launch Global Action Agenda for Ending AIDS; Report Lays out Policy Priorities and Milestones through 2015 to Hasten a "Tipping Point" in Drive to End AIDS

Top AIDS Leaders to Discuss Agenda at IAC Satellite, Monday, July 23 Two of the world's leading AIDS advocacy organizations today released a...


Jul 16, 2012, 15:20 ET AVAC Welcomes Landmark FDA Approval of (Truvada) TDF/FTC as PrEP for HIV - Urges Immediate Steps to Make Important New HIV Prevention Option Available for the Men and Women Who Need It

AVAC today hailed the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the antiretroviral drug emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil...


Jul 12, 2012, 18:45 ET African and US AIDS Advocates Issue a Call to Action Ahead of the International AIDS Conference Urging Global Leaders to Make Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision a Priority

African Advocates Launch Movement to Build Support for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Key Countries and Establish www.TruthAboutVMMC.org...


Jul 11, 2012, 17:38 ET Publication of PrEP Trial Data Provides Clear Evidence that PrEP Works for Men and Women

AVAC Lays out Priorities to Ensure Access Publication of data from three trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV –...


May 10, 2012, 19:30 ET AVAC Urges FDA Approval of PrEP Following Positive Advisory Committee Recommendation; Lays out Priorities to Ensure Access

 AVAC hails the recommendation by an FDA Advisory Committee that emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF/FTC or Truvada) be approved...


May 01, 2012, 15:14 ET Leading AIDS Advocates Support FDA Approval of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a Promising New HIV Prevention Method, for Men and Women

Written Comments to FDA Advisory Committee Cite Compelling Evidence for PrEP and Urgent Need for Every Available Tool to End AIDS In...


Apr 17, 2012, 21:37 ET 2012 Omololu Falobi Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention Research Community Advocacy Presented to Longtime Advocate Anna Forbes

Award honors Forbes's tireless advocacy for microbicides and women's rights  Anna Forbes, a long-time microbicide advocate, has received...


Nov 30, 2011, 13:57 ET AVAC Report Defines Agenda for Ending the Global AIDS Epidemic

AVAC today issued a three-part, science-based agenda for ending the AIDS epidemic within our lifetimes. The new report, titled The End?, is a...


Oct 18, 2011, 13:13 ET HIV/AIDS Organizations Tell FDA and Gilead Sciences: Don't Delay HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Women

Thirteen prominent U.S. HIV/AIDS organizations have issued an open letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Gilead Sciences calling for...


Sep 28, 2011, 14:36 ET AVAC Says VOICE Trial Changes are Disappointing, But Do Not Close the Door on PrEP for Women

Continued PrEP research more important than ever The announcement today that one arm of a large-scale HIV prevention trial known as VOICE will...


Sep 15, 2011, 16:40 ET Open Letter From HIV-Positive Prevention Advocates Rejects Misinformation About Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Close to 100 openly HIV-positive gay and bisexual men from across the United States and around the world have signed a new letter...